The Channel Co. ("TCC"), the dominant B2B media, events, and marketing and information services platform serving the IT Channel is excited to announce the promotion of Blaine Raddon to CEO and the hiring of Michelle Gunter as the Senior Vice President of the newly formed Services Division. Blaine will lead TCC’s strategic vision and growth initiatives, working closely with Michelle and TCC’s other SVPs. Michelle will lead all services-oriented growth initiatives, as well as future product and service development.
Raddon elevated to CEO
Blaine Raddon is a recognized leader at TCC and highly respected within the IT Channel. Prior to joining TCC as the VP of Sales in 2018, Blaine was a customer of TCC for over 20 years during his time leading channel initiatives at IBM, HPE, and Juniper. As CEO, Blaine plans to leverage the strength of TCC’s channel expertise to continue to support and empower all channel participants – from the vendors to channel partners and their end customers. "Our understanding of the IT Channel is our biggest differentiator in the marketplace and I’m excited to build on the Company’s 35+ year legacy to ensure the channel continues to thrive as does TCC," Raddon said.
Newly formed Services Division and Leader
As a result of the rapid growth of TCC’s existing services offerings, Michelle Gunter was brought on to further scale the division, building on existing offerings and driving new product and service offerings. Prior to joining TCC, Gunter was the Senior Vice President of Global Partner Channels with MarketStar, a $100 million Global Sales as a Service company. She has over 20 years in the industry, holding numerous sales and channel leadership roles. "I have been a big fan of TCC and their investment in the IT Channel over the years and I believe there is a tremendous opportunity for TCC to support vendors and partners across the IT ecosystem and help create valuable partnerships for all constituents," Gunter said.
TCC is the dominant B2B media, events, and marketing and information services platform serving the IT Channel. Founded in 1982, TCC is a long-time trusted advisor to more than 400 technology companies worldwide enabling vendors to target and reach their channel partners. The company leverages its unmatched channel expertise and flagship media property www.crn.com to bring unparalleled insights and services to the IT Channel ecosystem. The company is headquartered in Westborough, MA with additional offices in Long Island, NY and Newport Beach, CA. Additional information is available at www.thechannelco.com.
About Stone-Goff Partners
Stone-Goff Partners is a private equity firm that invests in lower middle-market founder-owned businesses and corporate carve-outs in the following verticals: Human Capital & Training, B2B Services and Consumer Services. Founded in 2010 by Hannah Stone Craven and Laurens Goff, the firm leverages the extensive investment, operational, and strategic experience of its principals and its Talent Network members to serve as a value-added partner for management teams, portfolio companies, and limited partners.