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Agiliance’s Jeff Melvin Named a Channel Chief By Everything Channel’s CRN


San Jose, Calif., February 25, 2011 – Agiliance®, Inc., the leading independent provider of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced that its vice president of worldwide sales and service, Jeff Melvin, has been named a Channel Chief by the Everything Channel’s CRN. Channel Chiefs are leaders in creating effective channel programs for solution providers who consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.

Since Jeff Melvin began leading Agiliance’s worldwide sales programs, the company has experienced record financial performance with channel revenue more than tripling in 2010 versus 2009. He has contributed significantly to this growth by bringing his “channel-first” approach to sales and has led an aggressive charge to build and improve Agiliance‘s GRC partner ecosystem. Melvin’s results have been unparalleled, demonstrated by the increase in revenue growth as well as the numerous new partner wins with companies such as Accuvant, Bell Canada, FedStore, Fishnet Security, Fujitsu, and Merlin across North America and EMEA in vertical markets including energy, financial services and the public sector.

This year’s Channel Chiefs were chosen by Everything Channel editorial based on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities.

“It’s a great honor to be chosen as one of CRN’s Channel Chiefs,” said Jeff Melvin, vice president of worldwide sales and service at Agiliance. “I am grateful to be part of an organization like Agiliance, which understands the value of a “channel-first” approach because they realize that our partners’ success is also our success. We are looking forward to working with our channel and alliance partners this year to continue building on our success and momentum.”

“Being named a Channel Chief is one of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry. This year’s Channel Chiefs offer tremendous insight into the who’s who of the Channel,” said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, Everything Channel. “Top channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel’s voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships. We applaud this year’s Channel Chiefs for their successful partner programs and strategies.”

For additional information on the CRN Channel Chief list, visit The Channel Chief list was published in the February 21, 2011 issue.

About Agiliance
Agiliance is the leading independent provider of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions. Delivered on-demand or on-premise, Agiliance GRC technology minimizes manual auditing through scalable automation to enable closed-loop risk management and continuous compliance. Agiliance customers use real-time risk analysis to optimize business performance and make better investment decisions. Unlike legacy offerings that can take nearly a year to deploy, Agiliance’s Global 2000 and public sector customers deploying the Agiliance RiskVision™ platform achieve demonstrable value within 30 days on-demand, and within 90 days on-premise, made possible by Agiliance’s extensive library of technology integrations and GRC content. Agiliance RiskVision scales with businesses, effectively managing data, assets, people and processes to achieve 100 percent risk and compliance coverage. For more information, please visit

About Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at

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