Cradlepoint’s Tony Puopolo Named Amongst CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs

Puopolo Builds Cradlepoint’s Channel in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia

Boise, ID, February 24, 2014 – Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-managed, 3G/4G wireless networking solutions for the distributed enterprise, announced today that Tony Puopolo, vice president of channels at Cradlepoint, has been named one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs.

CRN’s prestigious group of Channel Chiefs are executives that are directly responsible for driving sales and growth within their organization, while championing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT industry. CRN Channel Chiefs are selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue and public support for the importance of IT channel sales. The top Channel Chiefs are leaders of many of the most successful channel organizations in the IT industry.

Over the past year, Tony Puopolo and his channel team have successfully built and extended Cradlepoint’s channel sales program throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. Cradlepoint’s robust suite of enterprise networking solutions is uniquely suited to markets that are looking at wireless for both primary and failover connections, including retail, transportation, banking, M2M and digital signage.

“We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success.”

George Mulhern, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Cradlepoint added, “Tony’s recognition as a CRN 2014 Channel Chief is a testament to his dedication to our channel partners and Cradlepoint’s commitment to enhance the ease of doing business and profitability for our partners.”

Today’s announcement coincides with Cradlepoint’s participation at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at

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About Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud managed 3G/4G networking solutions, providing business grade, secure connectivity to distributed enterprises. Specializing in business continuity, advanced edge routing, machine-to-machine (M2M), and primary connections, Cradlepoint’s award-winning solutions are purpose built for PCI-compliant networks. Cradlepoint is the first to pioneer and fully enable high-speed LTE in our solutions to maximize the potential of the cloud for businesses worldwide. Cradlepoint is a privately held company in Boise, Idaho. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @Cradlepoint.