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CA Technologies CEO Named Top 25 Most Influential Executive

Three Other Company Representatives Also Make List of Top Industry Executives for 2010

"As the IT channel continues to evolve, we salute the market influencers leading the charge for improvement to the overall health of the channel. Everything Channel’s Top 100 Most Influential list recognizes those executives whose influence and innovation have made a positive impact on channel growth, leading to significant strides in the IT industry. From influential and innovative executives to sales leaders and channel mavericks, these 100 individuals have demonstrated the dedication, foresight and calculated risk-taking that makes us proud to be a part of the IT channel,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel.

CA Technologies announced that four of its executives are among the 100 Top Most Influential Executives in the Industry of 2010, according to Everything Channel’s CRN. Chief Executive Officer Bill McCracken was named as one of the 25 most influential executives for 2010. McCracken was specifically lauded for turning CA Technologies “into a legitimate cloud power and for figuring out how to make CA into more than the sum of its parts and deliver profits for partners.”

Other CA Technologies executives recognized by CRN were Adam Famularo, general manager, cloud computing (Top 25 Most Innovative Executives); Mike Crest, general manager, data management (Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders); and David Roberts, vice president of the Americas (Top 25 Channel Mavericks).

”The go-to-market strategy of CA Technologies uniquely addresses the channel’s most lucrative business opportunities—especially the emerging MSP models being enabled by the cloud,” said McCracken. “CRN’s recognition of four of our top executives underscores the fact that we have the right team in place to execute collaboratively on this strategy with our channel partners.” The annual listing recognizes the executives who have changed the way the channel does business through engineering blockbuster acquisitions, developing breakthrough technology initiatives and spearheading aggressive channel sales expansions to significantly alter the balance of power in the technology business.

This year’s list salutes the 25 Most Influential Executives—individuals who are focused on innovation, as well as consistency, and those overcoming remarkable challenges; the 25 Channel Sales Leaders—hard-charging executives who are driving their indirect organization and partners forward with sales and marketing initiatives; the 25 Most Innovative Executives—individuals who exude innovation from either a technology or business strategy front; and the 25 Mavericks—executives whose brash and bold thinking is changing the rules of the channel.

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