Mike Kane of Dialpad Captures Coveted 2022 CRN Channel Chief Recognition

Dialpad’s Mike Kane shapes the IT channel with innovative strategies, programs and partnerships.

SAN FRANCISCO — February 7, 2022 — Dialpad Inc., the industry leader in AI-powered communication and collaboration, is pleased to announce that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Mike Kane, Senior Vice President of World Wide Channel Sales at Dialpad, to its 2022 Channel Chiefs list. CRN’s annual Channel Chiefs project identifies top IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate expertise, influence and innovation in channel leadership. A panel of CRN editors selected the honorees for their channel dedication, industry stature and accomplishments as channel advocates. The 2022 Channel Chiefs are influential leaders who continue to shape the IT channel with innovative strategies, programs and partnerships.

“As a champion of channel growth and because of Mike’s leadership, Dialpad has grown its channel program from a team of one to more than 40 in the last four years,” said Craig Walker, CEO and founder of Dialpad. “The global ecosystem that Mike and his team support generated over half of Dialpad’s revenue in previous quarters — a major accomplishment and proof point of Mike’s vision.”

Mike Kane has been a catalyst for the implementation of the channel model in Silicon Valley for more than 15 years. Long before major Silicon Valley companies knew what the channel was, Mr. Kane helped educate, advocate, and inspire companies to adopt the channel model. Since joining Dialpad in 2017, as its first channel employee, Mr. Kane has built the Dialpad channel team from the ground up, driving Dialpad’s evolution into a channel-first company. He proved the channel model value with higher-than-average deal sizes, faster close cycles, and greater win rates. Mr. Kane has played a significant role in pushing Dialpad into a rapid growth phase, while simultaneously empowering Dialpad’s growing number of ecosystem partners to succeed.

“CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs recognition is given exclusively to the foremost channel executives who consistently design, promote, and execute effective partner programs and strategies,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We’re thrilled to recognize the tireless work and unwavering commitment these honorees put into fostering outstanding business innovation and building strong partner programs to drive channel engagement and success.”

CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2022 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.

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About Dialpad

Dialpad is the global leader in AI communications for business, transforming how the world works together. Dialpad customers benefit from a TrueCaaS™ experience, truly unified business and customer communications, including a cloud business phone system, text and team messaging, video meetings and the world’s most advanced AI Contact Center — all in one beautiful app. More than 25,000 innovative brands and millions of people use Dialpad to connect their teams from anywhere. Visit www.dialpad.com for more information and a demo.

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