Charles Bass, VP Channel Sales at Blue Medora, Recognized as 2017 CRN Channel Chief

by bluemedora_editor on February 20, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, MI–(Marketwired – February 20, 2017) – Blue Medora, a leading innovator in IT operational analytics (ITOA) for enterprise cloud and database management systems, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Charles Bass, VP of Channels, to its prestigious list of 2017 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 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

Bass was recognized for his work with Promark Technology, Blue Medora’s major distribution partner in North America, to create a flexible price model that protected Promark’s investments at solid margins, making it easier for partners and customers to implement integrated cloud infrastructure and application management. Bass oversees Blue Medora’s channel program and expands business opportunities for the company’s SaaS based platform SelectStar as well as with partners such as VMware, which resell Blue Medora’s True Visibility Suite, to provide a centralized platform for monitoring applications and hybrid cloud infrastructure. He has over 25 years of sales, channel, marketing and business development experience in technology solutions.

“The executives on our 2017 Channel Chiefs list have distinguished themselves by building strong partner programs, developing and executing effective business strategy and helping to advance the channel as a whole,” said Bob Faletra, CEO of 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 achievements and look forward to their successes in the coming year.”

“Charles’ expertise and passion for software innovation has helped Blue Medora expand adoption of IT operational analytics in multi-cloud database and DevOps environments around the world,” said Chris Noordyke, chief revenue officer, Blue Medora. “He has played a big role in solidifying our relationships with partners and value-added distributors like Promark, and is a key reason why we’ve doubled our partner base in the last 12 months.”

The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at

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About Blue Medora
Blue Medora software solutions tie together data from virtualized and cloud-based databases, applications and services with the critical underlying compute, storage and network infrastructure to create a unified view of the infrastructure. These capabilities are delivered as platform extensions for VMware’s vRealize cloud management software. Blue Medora also offers SelectStar, an agile database monitoring platform that helps DBAs, especially those supporting DevOps teams, give speedy feedback and more accurate answers.

Blue Medora’s products enable IT operations and DevOps teams to work collaboratively and proactively to avoid downtime, resolve performance problems and make better decisions using more comprehensive analytics. Blue Medora believes true visibility into business critical applications is only achieved when enterprise technology teams communicate without barriers.
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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.

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