John McKenna of Expedient Recognized as 2021 CRN® Channel Chief

Pittsburgh — February 8, 2021 — Expedient, a leading nation-wide enterprise cloud computing and data center Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named John McKenna, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Partner Channel Alliances, to its 2021 list of Channel Chiefs. The prestigious CRN® Channel Chiefs list, released annually, recognizes leading IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation, and growth.

The 2021 Channel Chiefs are prominent leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies, programs and partnerships. All honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff based on their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments as channel advocates.

An IT veteran, John McKenna leads Expedient’s Partner Channel Alliances Program. His team has been instrumental in expanding Expedient’s partner programs, which drive the adoption of the company’s cloud services portfolio with enterprise customers. Additionally, John led Expedient’s Phoenix market launch including managing the company’s enterprise sales team while continuing to drive investment and increase sales through the partner program resulting.

“Our channel partners are an essential element of Expedient’s go to market efforts,” said John McKenna. “These partners are the means by which customers realize our full capabilities – both our technology and uncompromising service. They not only amplify our value proposition but help customers realize the full benefits of our cloud capabilities, especially around security and multi-cloud initiatives. I view this recognition as validation of the investment we’ve made in the channel and how well our solutions and partner programs resonate. This is a significant milestone and I’m delighted to be recognized for our team’s collective efforts at Expedient.”

“CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list includes the industry’s biggest channel evangelists, a group of individuals who work tirelessly on behalf of their partners and drive growth through the development of strong partner programs and innovative business strategies that help bring business-critical solutions to market,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The Channel Company is proud to recognize these channel influencers and looks forward to following their continued success.”

CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN® Magazine and online at

About Expedient
Expedient helps companies transform their IT operations through award-winning cloud solutions and managed services including disaster recovery, security and compliance, and more. Named VMware’s Americas Cloud Partner of the Year and acknowledged in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service, Expedient’s solutions and services ease clients’ transition to the cloud, enabling them to focus on strategic business innovation while the Expedient team handles operation of the information technology needed to support it. Expedient’s cloud infrastructure is deployed worldwide; Expedient data centers are compliant with a variety of regulatory mandates, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Service Organization Control (SOC) reports are published annually for all locations. Learn more at

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