Acumatica’s Richard Duffy Recognized as 2015 CRN Channel Chief

Kirkland, Washington, February 23, 2015— Acumatica, a leading provider of cloud business management software, announced today that Richard Duffy has been named to the list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs. The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.

“I’m truly honored,” said Duffy. “CRN has a sterling reputation, so this kind of recognition means a lot. Acumatica has accomplished a lot in 2014, but that’s just the beginning. With our partners and our product, we’re on track to make 2015 our biggest year ever.”

Duffy is a long-time ERP veteran with extensive experience in the industry channel. By overseeing Acumatica’s VAR and ISV recruiting efforts as Acumatica’s VP of Partner Strategy and Enablement, he has helped Acumatica’s Partner Program grow to include over 350 partners worldwide. Duffy also started Acumatica Open University, an online resource for anyone — from partner to customer prospects — to learn more about cloud ERP.

“We’re very proud of the work Richard and his team have done over the past year,” said Acumatica CEO Jon Roskill. “As Acumatica sells exclusively through its partners, our channel’s growth and enablement is extremely important.”

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs have demonstrated their enduring support for the channel by consistently defending, promoting and executing effective channel partner programs and strategies.

“Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success.”

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN and online at Learn more about Acumatica here.

About Acumatica

Acumatica is a leading provider of cloud business management software that empowers small and mid-size businesses to unlock their potential and drive growth. Built on the world’s best cloud and mobile technology and a unique customer-centric licensing model, Acumatica delivers a suite of fully integrated business management applications, such as Financials, Distribution, CRM, and Project Accounting, on a robust and flexible platform. In an interconnected world, Acumatica enables customers to take full control of their businesses, play to their organizations’ unique strengths, and support their clients by following them anywhere on any device.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

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