Katalon VP Partnerships Matthew Sandberg Honored as a 2023 CRN Channel Chief
ATLANTA, GA, February 6, 2023 — Katalon, the leading provider of the most modern, comprehensive quality management platform, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Katalon VP of Partnerships Matthew Sandberg on its 2023 Channel Chiefs list. Every year, this list honors the IT channel executives who work tirelessly to advance the channel agenda and deliver successful channel partner programs and strategies.
Working at Katalon since January 2022, Sandberg has developed formal roles and responsibilities for Katalon’s partnership framework, onboarding global team members focused on GSI alliances, partner marketing, and technology partnerships. He also oversaw the rolling out of several new programs including Katalon’s Solution Partner Program, Technology Partner Program, Partner Certification Program, and its MDF Program. Last year, Katalon introduced its first partner portal and partner locator, and successfully onboarded approximately 50% of its partners within the first month after going live (including about half of those partners entering deal registrations).
“It’s a great honor to be among this list of accomplished channel chiefs,” said Sandberg. “Katalon is keenly focused on developing new and innovative solutions to help our customers deliver high quality software with speed. We’re developing joint-solutions with some of the most innovative companies in the world, combining Katalon’s market leading products and our partners’ unique services and capabilities to help customers achieve their software testing goals. In 2023, Katalon will continue to make partnering a major focus of our go-to-market strategy, and this year will present many new and compelling opportunities for our partners.”
“This award is well-deserved by Matt,” said Katalon President, GTM and CRO, Paul Kizakevich. “He has brought a laser-like focus to delivering value for both Katalon and our partners. Matt has continually looked to develop partnership programs that create strong benefits for partners, and ultimately deliver the highest quality digital experiences. He is an integral part of Katalon’s executive team and this award is a testament to his work.”
The 2023 Channel Chiefs have helped their solution provider partners and customers navigate an increasingly complex landscape of interconnected challenges and shifting industry dynamics. With the innovative strategies, programs, and partnerships of these Channel Chiefs in place, the solution provider community has continued to thrive.
The 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the editorial staff based on their record of business innovation and dedication to the partner community. This year’s list represents the top IT executives responsible for building a robust channel ecosystem.
“Once again, this year’s list gives well-deserved recognition to the IT Channel Chiefs who are dedicated to driving the channel agenda and advocating for the development of strong channel partnerships,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Under their exceptional leadership, influence, and innovation, the IT channel vendor community continues to deliver solutions and services that meet the rapidly evolving needs of their solution provider partners and their customers.”
The 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2023 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.
Katalon is a comprehensive, all-in-one quality management platform that enables quality assurance, DevOps and software teams of any size to deliver world-class customer experiences faster, easier, and more efficiently. The platform accelerates end-to-end software development by powering the authoring, execution, and insights of test automation across any app or environment, and flexibly integrates across a team's architecture and processes. Founded in 2016, Katalon is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. For more info about Katalon, please visit katalon.com.
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