Greg VanDeWalker, Senior VP of IT Channel and Services, of GreatAmerica and Collabrance Recognized as 2019 CRN® Channel Chief

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Feb 11, 2019


The Channel Company Names 2019 Honoree Channel Chiefs

(Cedar Rapids, IA) – Collabrance LLC and GreatAmerica Financial Services announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Greg VanDeWalker, Senior VP of IT Channel and Services, to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs for the third consecutive year. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization through their channel partners.

Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

Mr. VanDeWalker’s desire to offer partners with the most innovative solutions helped land Collabrance on the Top 100 MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) List within months of announcing their Master MSSP offering. He has also been known for his work on the GreatAmerica Hardware as a Rental (HaaR®) program designed to help MSPs enhance their as-a-service model. VanDeWalker’s cutting-edge approach and channel focused contributions to both the GreatAmerica Unified Communication & IT business unit and Collabrance continue to aide in their growing success.

“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust managed service partner programs, innovative technology solutions, and significant influence to the overall success of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”

”Greg’s ability to lay the ground work in developing innovative service and security has been instrumental in helping our partners be able to differentiate and scale their managed services business,” said Doug Grimm, VP & General Manager of Collabrance. “Greg’s forward, strategic thinking has transformed our offering, and enabled us to provide best-in-class products and services to MSPs and their customers in the IT channel.”

The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.

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Collabrance LLC

Collabrance, a subsidiary company of GreatAmerica Financial Services, was created in 2009 to help Service Providers gain the knowledge, personnel and resources they need to profitably scale their IT business faster and keep their customers for life.