Yaacov Cohen, Co-Founder and CEO of harmon.ie, Recognized as 2016 CRN® Channel Chief

Monday, February 22, 2016

Honored for Partner-First Approach, Transforming harmon.ie Into Microsoft Channel Ecosystem Leader

Boston, MA

harmon.ie, an enterprise mobile collaboration leader, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Yaacov Cohen, harmon.ie’s co-founder and CEO, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

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. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

Cohen was selected as a 2016 Channel Chief for getting harmon.ie recognized as a leader in the Microsoft channel ecosystem, which in 2015 involved growing the number of harmon.ie channel partners by 300 percent; launching an Affiliate Partner Program to enable Microsoft consulting shops of all sizes and in all geographies to take advantage of new mobile and cloud opportunities; spearheading a partner-driven industry report on Office 365 opportunities and challenges for Microsoft partners; and earning harmon.ie recognition as a Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist. Cohen also led the 2015 global and European Top 25 Office 365 Influencer initiatives, which recognized industry experts working within Microsoft solution vendors.

"We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”

“Partners are playing an increasingly critical role helping end users navigate the transition from on-premises technology to Microsoft’s mobile- and cloud-centric workplace,” noted Cohen. “harmon.ie is helping these Microsoft partners redefine and grow their business by solving new customer challenges, and I’m honored by CRN’s recognition of our successful transformation into a partner-first organization.”

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.

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About harmon.ie

harmon.ie provides a suite of user experience products that empower the digital workplace. An established global company serving thousands of enterprise customers, harmon.ie helps information workers focus on getting work done, rather than on using a multitude of tools. harmon.ie is a Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist and an IBM global partner.

harmon.ie creates a contextual, single-app activity stream of multiple cloud services from leading enterprise cloud vendors including Microsoft and Salesforce.com across mobile devices and desktop computers. For Microsoft customers, harmon.ie increases their adoption and return on investments in SharePoint, Office 365 and other Microsoft collaboration products, thereby enabling Email Management, Records Management, Knowledge Retention, and Notes to Outlook migration initiatives.

About The Channel Company

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