Channel Veteran Honored for Strategic Investment in Helping Channel Partners Drive Business Value for Customers

Aryaka®, the leader in fully managed SD-WAN and SASE, announced today that Craig Patterson, Aryaka’s Channel Chief and Vice President of Sales – Americas, has been named a 2022 Circle of Excellence Award Winner by Channel Futures, a leading media platform for the information and communications technology (ICT) channel. The award was presented on April 13 at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

Founded in 2014, the Circle of Excellence is presented each year to channel leaders who embody channel excellence. These thought leaders strategically invest in channels so high-performance partners can create business value for customers. This award honors executives for their vision, innovation and advocacy of the ICT channel.

Circle of Excellence members separate themselves from their competitors by investing in the channel with resources enabling partners to serve customers better and bolster their value.

Patterson joined Aryaka in September 2021 to drive the company’s partner-led go-to-market strategy and the January 2022 launch of the new Aryaka Accelerate Global Partner Program. The new program removes roadblocks partners commonly experience with traditional provider programs and focuses on complete strategic alignment with agents, VARs and MSPs. This includes account mapping, co-marketing, co-selling, co-management as well as partner and customer success resources.

“Craig Patterson is a dogged advocate for the channel inside and outside Aryaka,” said Dennis Monner, Chief Commercial Officer at Aryaka. “Craig’s leadership has been vital to developing and realizing Aryaka’s vision for complete strategic partner alignment — from product development to sales and marketing to customer experience. We congratulate him on being named to the prestigious Circle of Excellence. The honor is well deserved.”

Partners can learn more about the all-new Aryaka Accelerate Partner Program by visiting

For information about becoming an Aryaka Accelerate Partner, contact Aryaka at [email protected], visit or call 1.877.727.9252.

About Aryaka

Aryaka, the Cloud-First WAN and SASE company and a Gartner “Voice of the Customer” leader, makes it easy for enterprises to consume network and network security solutions delivered as-a-service for a variety of modern deployments. Aryaka uniquely combines innovative SD-WAN and security technology with a global network and a managed service approach to offer the industry’s best customer and application experience. The company’s customers include hundreds of global enterprises, including several in the Fortune 100.