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Mitel Global Channel Lead Daren Finney Named 2022 CRN Channel Chief



Veteran executive honored for exemplary support of unified Communications channel partners

Mitel is pleased to announce that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Daren Finney, Senior Vice President of global channel sales, to its 2022 Channel Chiefs list. CRN’s annual Channel Chiefs list spotlights top IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate expertise, influence, and innovation in channel leadership.

Daren Finney leads Mitel’s global partner organization spanning strategy, program development, and administration, with deep expertise in global sales and channel operations. Finney believes that partners are foundational to Mitel’s success and is committed to ensuring Mitel partners have all the resources they need to effectively counsel their customers to deploy the best technology solutions for their specific needs at maximum return-on-investment. Finney joined Mitel in August 2021, having previously led worldwide partner sales and ecosystem efforts for Citrix.

“Mitel’s core objective is to deliver value and choice for customers at any point in their unified communications journey by ensuring we understand the evolving needs of our customers and delivering clear, long-term business benefit,” said Finney. “We collaborate closely with our partner network to ensure every customer has the right solution for their specific needs. In doing so, Mitel partners help ensure their customers remain engaged and excited to work with Mitel and their Mitel partner as their trusted advisor throughout their entire experience.”

“CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs recognition is given exclusively to the foremost channel executives who consistently design, promote, and execute effective partner programs and strategies,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We’re thrilled to recognize the tireless work and unwavering commitment these honorees put into fostering outstanding business innovation and building strong partner programs to drive channel engagement and success.”

Mitel’s Award-Winning Global Partner Program
Mitel’s Global Partner Program earned a five-star rating in CRN’s 2021 Partner Program Guide , joining an exclusive group of companies that offer solution providers in the channel the best of the best, going above and beyond in their partner programs.

Mitel delivers a full range of support and services that enable partners play to their strengths, delivering value, trust, knowledge, and experience to end customers seeking to meet their business communications needs. Mitel’s Global Partner program delivers opportunities to create new revenue streams, increase profitability, and deepen customer relationships. For more about how to become a Mitel partner, visit

More About 2022 CRN Channel Chiefs
A panel of CRN editors selected the honorees for their channel dedication, industry stature, and accomplishments as channel advocates. The 2022 Channel Chiefs are influential leaders who continue to shape the IT channel with innovative strategies, programs, and partnerships. CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2022 issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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