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D-Link's Ken Loyd Named 2018 CRN Channel Chief
[February 12, 2018]

D-Link's Ken Loyd Named 2018 CRN Channel Chief

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Ken Loyd, vice president of U.S. sales, to its prestigious list of 2018 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organization through channel partners, and exemplify the importance of channel partnerships. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN's editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

D-Link’s Ken Loyd Named 2018 CRN Channel Chief

Loyd was named CRN Channel Chief for his role in increasing strategic marketing and outbound efforts by developing programs and investing in demand generation marketing and end-user outreach campaigns. Loyd was also responsible for driving a pre-approved volume discount program on select business class products to make doing business with D-Link quicker and easier. Under Loyd's leadership, D-Link's partner community has grown 6.4 percent year over year. In 2017, he drove the expansion of D-Link's VIP+ partner program to strengthen the value in partnerships, and implemented new lead generation tactics to provide better, more qualified sales leads. With over 25 years of technology sales management and corporate leadership experience, Loyd has helped to further position D-Link as a valuable business artner and SMB solution provider within the channel partner community.

"I'm honored to receive this award and have D-Link be recognized for our continued commitment to supporting our channel partners," said Loyd. "Our partners are an extension of the D-Link family and we will continue to empower, support and add value for our partners so they reach their business goals."

"The executives on CRN's 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel," said Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. "These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief's impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes."  

The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN.

About D-Link
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in broadband, cloud-based network management, IP Surveillance, switching and wireless. For more information visit, or connect with D-Link on LinkedIn, Spiceworks and the D-Link Blog.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. 

D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other third-party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2018 D-Link. All Rights Reserved

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