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Nextiva Channel Program Director Recognized as 2015 CRN Channel Chief
Ira Feuerstein Receives Award for Industry Excellence and Innovation

Scottsdale, Arizona - February 23, 2015

Nextiva (, an industry-leading cloud-based communications provider, announced today that Ira Feuerstein, Director of the company’s North America Channel Program, has been named to the prestigious list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs.

The influential executives on the annual CRN Channel Chief list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.

With more than fifteen years of partner program experience, Feuerstein brings an innovative and disruptive approach to the channel market, with a focus on telecommunications master agents, as well as technical and managed service providers. At Nextiva, he introduced the concept of the Amazing Partner Program, which has grown to over 300 top producing partners in a little over a year. Additionally, an innovative approach to commission programs and a Partner Learning Portal, which houses training modules and marketing materials to increase partner product knowledge, has helped fueled the growth of Nextiva’s channel program.

"Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. We applaud Ira’s accomplishments and look forward to his continued success," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

"It is an honor to be named to the 2015 CRN Channel Chief list. The intense growth in our channel program since its launch just over a year ago is due to the incredible products, service and support delivered by the entire Nextiva team," says Ira Feuerstein, Nextiva’s North America channel program director. "We anticipate continued growth in the coming year and I’m excited to see what the future holds for Nextiva’s channel program."

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at For more information about Nextiva’s Channel Program, please visit:

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The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

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