Technology and Partner Thought Leaders Join Partner Optimizer’s Board

Welcome 5 Partners

As partner ecosystem intelligence enters the mainstream, we could not be more excited to have 5 key technology and partner thought leaders join the PartnerOptimizer Advisory Board to help advance the platform and the industry.

As with every company, there is a point in time when an idea turns into a company. The technology is developed, the UI is ready, the messaging is done – and it’s out the door. It’s incredibly exciting to be at this point in our history – with a technology platform that solves one of the most critical challenge ecosystem leaders face today – breaking the paradigm that 20% of partners deliver 80 percent of revenue. It’s a problem that’s long persisted because no technology has been robust enough to truly crack the genetic on a company’s Ideal Partner Profile (IPP), to allow those partners to be replicated and force multiply revenue.

All that takes time, experience and tapping into worldclass market and technical expertise to help our platform deliver industry-changing value. We’re so proud to have the following thought leaders from the front lines of the Fortune 500, fast-growing VC funded SaaS companies and partnerships with everyone from Microsoft, LinkedIn, Verizon and Impartner join the PartnerOptimizer Advisory Board and add that value to our team and our product:

Kerry Desberg

With extensive SaaS CMO experience, Kerry spearheaded global marketing strategies for tech companies, achieving consistent 30+ YoY ARR growth and securing significant funding. Her 30+ years in B2B and B2C marketing includes leadership roles at Impartner, Procter & Gamble and Danaher. A recognized figure in the channel, Kerry has spoken at global industry events and served on The Channel Focus Women’s Leadership Council. She’s a recipient of multiple CRN Women of the Channel Awards and a Global CMO of the Year Award by Enterprise IT World.

Mike Dillinger

Mike is a PhD in AI and Machine Learning and served as President of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas. He led Taxonomies and Ontologies at LinkedIn and eBay and implemented translation tech for Fortune 500 companies. With a background as an educator across multiple countries, Mike has held visiting researcher roles on four continents.

Keith Newman

Keith, a media and tech executive, boasts a successful history with Nasdaq, ReCode (VOX), IDG, and CRN/CRW (CMP). From writer to leader of a tech consulting firm for B2B giants, he now focuses on early-stage growth companies.

Juhi Saha

As CEO of Partner1, Juhi leads a prominent advisory firm driving software companies to leverage partnerships for revenue growth and US market expansion. A transformative business leader, she cultivated Pegasus, Microsoft’s startup program. Juhi’s collaborations with Microsoft partners earned her internal awards and reputation as a business builder and partner advocate.

Janet Schijns

Janet is CEO and Co-Founder of JS Group, a go-to-market consultancy pioneering the #digitalnormal movement. Former EVP at Office Depot, she drove IT services transformation and recurring revenue. Janet’s impressive journey spans roles at Verizon Business and Motorola. A mainstage fixture at major events, she’s a Top 10 Women in Technology awardee and perennial top tech influencer.

This is the decade of ecosystems. With 75% of revenue or more flowing through the channel, it has never been more critical to break the 20/80 paradigm and uncap growth a new era of visibility into partner ecosystem data. So excited to have these industry leaders join our advisory board along with existing advisory board members Jim Anthony, Jean O’Neil, Ted Finch, Laura Steward, Don Witt and Steven Bellach and accelerate momentum.

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