Silver Peak Top Channel Executives Recognized as 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs

Michael O’Brien, vice president of Worldwide Channel Sales, and Allen Arguijo, vice president of North America Channel Sales, named to prestigious list

SANTA CLARA, Calif., February 11, 2019 — Silver Peak®, the global SD-WAN leader, delivering the transformational promise of the cloud with a self-driving wide area network™, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Michael O’Brien, vice president of Worldwide Channel Sales, and Allen Arguijo, vice president of North America Channel Sales, to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue by advancing the success of their global channel partners.

Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their organization’s channel partner programs. Channel Chief honorees are selected by the CRN editorial staff as a result of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

As the Vice President of worldwide channel sales, Michael O’Brien leads the Silver Peak global channel strategy and program with a primary focus on enabling partners to accelerate customer acquisition and market expansion. In his first year at Silver Peak, Michael led a range of sweeping enhancements to the Silver Peak Partner Edge partner program, implementing new channel programs, incentives and expanded enablement tools and resources to provide partners with a clear path to success in the burgeoning SD-WAN market.

As the Vice President of North America (NA) channel sales, Allen Arguijo leads the Silver Peak channel strategy and program in NA with a primary focus on enabling partners to build profitable SD-WAN business practices. In his first year at Silver Peak, Allen was a key driver in the enhancements to the Partner Edge program intended to incent and reward partners for their willingness to invest in Silver Peak technical and sales proficiencies.

“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”

“As a channel-first company, the recognition of Michael and Allen as CRN Channel Chiefs serves to underscore our commitment to rewarding partners for growing their business with Silver Peak,” said John Vincenzo, senior vice president and CMO at Silver Peak. “Our global partners understand the long-term opportunity SD-WAN presents and we remain steadfastly committed to enabling them to build profitable business models to capitalize on the financial benefits of this rapidly expanding market opportunity.”

The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.

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