MILPITAS, CA–February 21, 2017 – Aryaka®, the leading global SD-WAN provider, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jim Hilbert, Aryaka’s Chief Revenue Officer, to its prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

JimHilbert_highresChannel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

“The executives on our 2017 Channel Chiefs list have distinguished themselves by building strong partner programs, developing and executing effective business strategy and helping to advance the channel as a whole,” said Bob Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “Congratulations to Jim Hilbert of Aryaka on his inclusion in this extraordinary group of individuals, who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud the achievements of all of the 2017 Channel Chiefs and look forward to their successes in the coming year.”

With Hilbert’s leadership and vision, Aryaka shifted its global sales go-to-market from a direct to indirect model in 2015. The company’s channel contribution to revenue increased from under 15% in early 2015 to over 75% today.

“Thanks to our partners, Aryaka is now the leading provider of global SD-WAN to a large number of enterprises worldwide, enabling them to replace their legacy MPLS architecture,” said Hilbert. “A strong partner community has helped us achieve more than 100% YoY growth over five consecutive quarters and is integral to the success of Aryaka as we expand our global market footprint.”

The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at

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About Aryaka
Aryaka is transforming how global enterprises connect sites and users worldwide, and use mission-critical applications to support modern business execution demands. Aryaka’s Global SD-WAN combines a purpose-built private network, SD-WAN, optimization and acceleration techniques, connectivity to cloud platforms, and network visibility in a single solution that is delivered as a service.

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