While at least one epic winning streak ended over the weekend as Kentucky lost its bid to conquer the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, FireMon’s Ignite Partner Program and Vice President of Channels Todd DeBell continue to rack up the titles.

thevarguy_2011Earlier today, IT channel experts once again recognized DeBell for his industry-leading accomplishments in advancing FireMon’s channel efforts as he was named as one of The VAR Guy’s “Top 50 Channel Influencers”. With seven individual nominations – more than any other candidate listed by the channel media publisher – Todd, and the Ignite Program he spearheads, clearly continue to command widespread attention.

This latest accolade comes on the heels of last month’s news that for the third year in a row, FireMon was awarded a 5-Star rating in the CRN 2015 Partner Program Guide, with DeBell named as a CRN “Channel Chief” for the fourth year running.

As noted in FireMon’s recent Channel Momentum Press Release, the Ignite Program enjoyed a banner year in 2014, with 55 percent year-over-year sales growth driven by a 28 percent increase in new global partnerships, including triple-digit expansion in international markets and the federal sector.

Along with the recent industry recognition, FireMon’s channel efforts have also gotten off to a hot start in 2015, with the re-launch of its Partner Portal and related sales programs generating over 1,000 new business leads in only 45 days since introduction.

FireMon also recently completed its North American Distribution Launch with WestconGroup – through which it added 15 new channel sales partners – and continued to expand its global distribution network in other regions.

What’s the secret to this consistent success?

“The strength of FireMon’s platform and the updates to our Ignite Partner Program are making it easy for partners to select FireMon,” said DeBell. “Our partners see a true business opportunity because end users are asking for us by name and we rapidly enable them to deliver results that drive additional opportunities.”

With the annual RSA Conference coming up in just a few short weeks and FireMon scheduled to meet with many new and existing partners at the show in San Francisco, the Ignite program remains poised for continued expansion.

So while some record-breaking seasons have come to an end, it’s worth noting that today is Opening Day for Major League Baseball teams, and that for many teams the year is just getting started. To become part of a championship-caliber organization, contact channels@firemon.com for more information.