Managed IT services marketing & sales firm leader among Top 50 of Penton Technology Group’s The VAR Guy Channel Influencers List for 2015

Marketopia, a specialized source of innovative and powerful demand generation, marketing and sales solutions and team training for IT service companies, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Terry Hedden has been named among the Top 50 Channel Influencers by Penton Technology Group’s The VAR Guy. The inaugural list recognizes the best and brightest in the solution provider channel, according to Penton, a media provider of the latest news about information technology. It was compiled from a global survey of The VAR Guy site readers conducted earlier this year and industry knowledge shared by the site’s editorial staff.

“Terry is truly honored to be selected as one of the top tech influencers who is dedciated to VAR marketing and the MSP channel,” said Andra Hedden, CMO at Marketopia. “It’s exciting to see The VAR Guy establish a catalog of the IT channel’s most influential leaders and industry game-changers. We congratulate all of this year’s top channel influencers, and we celebrate with them as they each continue to contribute to the IT channel’s growth and prosperity.”

Terry Hedden is recognized for founding one of the largest MSPs in the world, then becoming a professional industry speaker and consultant after recently selling that company. He speaks at more than 50 events each year, reaching thousands of VARs, MSPs and vendors. His presentation topics range from cloud and managed IT services to sales and marketing best practices. He also consults with VARs and MSPs on topics such as cloud computing, managed IT services and entrepreneurship, as well as with vendors, such as AVG, Apple, CompTia, IBM, Synnex, and many more.

This is the first time The VAR Guy has distinguished the men and women who have made an impact on the channel, said Charlene O’Hanlon, Senior Executive Editor/Content Director at The VAR Guy.

Added Marcia Parker, Executive Director at Penton: “This is an extraordinary time for the channel as solution providers and vendors alike adapt their growth strategies for the changing market. There’s a lot to learn from these industry leaders.”
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