Cradlepoint’s Edward Walton Named 2016 CRN Channel Chief

Cradlepoint’s channel programs and executives continue to be honored for enabling partner community growth and sales success

Boise, ID — February 22, 2016 — Cradlepoint, the global leader in software-defined 4G LTE network solutions for enterprises, announced today that Edward Walton, vice president for North American channels and alliances at Cradlepoint, has been selected as a 2016 CRN Channel Chief. This is the third consecutive year CRN has named Cradlepoint to the list of Channel Chiefs. The annual list represents top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners. Walton doubled the size of Cradlepoint’s channel programs in 2015 and drove initiatives such as Cradlepoint University and a K-12 education program, allowing partners to more easily gain technical certifications, sell to new verticals, and enhance their portfolios and sales performance.

Under Walton’s leadership in 2015, Cradlepoint boosted engagement with its partners, improving their profitability and ease of doing business on a global scale. Walton presided over the creation of the Partner Advisory Council (PAC), which represents a cross section of Cradlepoint’s most strategic partners. The PAC meets quarterly with Cradlepoint executives to discuss trends seen in the marketplace, how Cradlepoint can further enable and strengthen its partner community, and discuss product management. By providing more opportunities to improve sales and market presence, Cradlepoint is opening the door for long-term success for its partners.

“We congratulate Edward on being named a 2016 CRN Channel Chief. Our channel partners are critical to the success of our business, and his leadership is enabling us to work even more closely with our channel community and ensure their success,” said Ryan Adamson, chief revenue officer for Cradlepoint. “As Cradlepoint adds SDN capabilities to its LTE portfolio, it will be imperative to maintain these strong channel relationships. Together we will make it easier for every enterprise to complement, augment, and extend primary networks with software-defined LTE to achieve more efficient and reliable next-generation networks.”

"We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at

About Cradlepoint
Cradlepoint is the global leader in software-defined 4G LTE network solutions. Enterprise adoption of cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies is driving the need for always-on connectivity for people, places and things anywhere. Cradlepoint’s cloud-based platform combines software-defined networking and radio technologies with virtualized services to deliver 4G LTE and overlay networks that are secure end-to-end, agile to deploy and ultra-reliable. Over 15,000 enterprise, SMB and government customers around the world rely on Cradlepoint to keep their critical sites, remote workforces, vehicles, assets and machines always connected and protected. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with offices in Silicon Valley, Canada and the UK. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @cradlepoint.

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