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Two Mitel Channel Leaders Honored as 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs


Daren Finney and Frank Skiffington honored for their strong commitment to unified communications channel partners 

Mitel® is pleased to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Daren Finney, Senior Vice President, International Sales, and Frank Skiffington, Senior Vice President, Americas Sales on its 2023 Channel Chiefs list. Every year, this list honors the IT channel executives who work tirelessly to advance the channel agenda and deliver successful channel partner programs and strategies.

A veteran executive with over 25 years of global sales and channel operations experience, this is the second year in a row that Daren Finney has been named to CRN’s Channel Chief list. Finney joined Mitel in August 2021 and spent the duration of his tenure leading the company’s global partner organization spanning strategy, program development, and administration. Finney recently transitioned to leading Mitel’s international sales team, lending his depth of channel expertise to forging stronger relationships between Mitel teams, partners and customers in Mitel’s many international markets. He is a passionate advocate of customer lifecycle management (CLM) and the many benefits it provides partners and customers regardless of where their need is on the unified communications (UC) journey.

“Mitel is committed to delivering flexibility and choice through solutions that support each customer’s evolving needs, and our global network of expert partners plays an integral role in ensuring customers have the right communications solutions - both today and for the future,” said Finney. “Our channel partners know their customer base better than anyone and working closely with them allows us to help customers get the most from their current solutions and investments while supporting modernization with ease.”

Frank Skiffington serves as Senior Vice President, Americas Sales, leading Mitel’s business and sales operations in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. He is a 30-year veteran in the business communications industry and has spent the last two decades at Mitel in various channel management and sales leadership roles. He works closely with Mitel’s large partner base to ensure customers are receiving world-class lifecycle management and support regardless of platform.

“We believe a robust global partner network is essential,” said Skiffington. “Over our fifty years in business, Mitel has cultivated a valued channel partner community, and we will continue to nurture these relationships through a flexible, collaborative approach that ensures we win together. This means continuing to focus on customer lifecycle management and providing partners with data-based decision and enablement tools to help them have strategic and valuable conversations with their customers about the right journey for them.”

The 2023 Channel Chiefs have helped their solution provider partners and customers navigate an increasingly complex landscape of interconnected challenges and shifting industry dynamics. With the innovative strategies, programs, and partnerships of these Channel Chiefs in place, the solution provider community has continued to thrive.

The 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the editorial staff based on their record of business innovation and dedication to the partner community. This year’s list represents the top IT executives responsible for building a robust channel ecosystem.

“Once again, this year’s list gives well-deserved recognition to the IT Channel Chiefs who are dedicated to driving the channel agenda and advocating for the development of strong channel partnerships,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Under their exceptional leadership, influence, and innovation, the IT channel vendor community continues to deliver solutions and services that meet the rapidly evolving needs of their solution provider partners and their customers.”

The 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2023 issue of CRN Magazine and online at

More About Mitel’s Global Partner Program

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About Mitel

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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 unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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