Evolution, transformation, resilience—all are key to success in today’s business environment.
That means we have a responsibility to stay ahead of the curve in terms of partner and customer needs. And that’s what NetApp continues to do with the next stage of evolution of our Unified Partner Program.
We’ve been on this transformation journey with our partners for some time. As the industry and market change, so do our customers’ needs. Together with our partners, NetApp has made some big shifts to deliver bigger, better outcomes:
Chris Lamborn joined NetApp in November 2015 & is currently Head of WW Partner GTM and Programs. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s Global Channel go-to-market strategy and the supporting programs and investments. NetApp’s Channel Partner eco-system forms the foundation of the business, supporting and contributing over 75% of the company’s revenue. Chris is a respected leader with extensive experience working with global partners and proven success in partnering to deliver incremental revenue and profitability. His detailed understanding of the multiple Partner business practices and experience of working with operations, marketing, finance across the world ensures predictable, relevant and profitable business partnerships. Prior to NetApp, Chris held distribution leadership positions at Brocade, Avaya and Nortel and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kingston University in the UK and he moved to permanently to California in 2016.