Jim Kunz, VP, Sales Operations, Business & Channel Development, and Strategic Alliances at FIT, A Syntax Company, Recognized as a 2019 CRN® Channel Chief

April 8, 2019

SYNTAX America

Morrisville, NC, April 8, 2019 – FIT, a Syntax company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jim Kunz, vice presdent, sales operations, business & channel development, and strategic alliances, to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization through their channel partners.

Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s 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.

Kunz has championed FIT’s strategy to market and sell its IT managed services through the channel, leading to double digit growth and vastly improved market and brand recognition in North America. Through a partnership with one of the largest IT distributors (Tech Data), FIT has become one of the top channel resellers of SAP HANA managed services based on IBM’s Power series server platform. Kunz led the effort to build the relationship withTech Data, including contracts, offerings, marketing, and go-to-market strategies.

“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.”

“FIT is excited to have Jim Kunz named to CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list. We believe that Jim’s accomplishments align with our corporate strategy of building strong relationships and growing sales channels for FIT’s growing portfolio of IT managed services,” said Michael Heuberger, CEO, Americas, at FIT.
The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs and in the February 2019 issue of CRN.

About FIT, a Syntax company
FIT, a Syntax company, is a global cloud provider and IT service provider for upscale medium-sized enterprises. At home in the automotive and manufacturing sectors, FIT now provides a broad IT service spectrum that covers the SAP landscape, including application management services, SAP licenses and extensive consulting services for the implementation of SAP S/4 HANA. FIT was – among other things – involved very early on in utilizing the Industry 4.0 megatrend. A complementary partnership with Microsoft also allows for the targeted support for customers in the digitalization of ever more advanced workplace environments. Learn more about FIT by visiting: www.freudenberg-it.com.

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. www.thechannelco.com

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Jennifer Hogan
The Channel Company

Matthew Royse
FIT, A Syntax Company