What does it mean to be a “partner first” company?

We elevate our programs so that our partners can consistently offer the best. We rapidly evolve products to meet our partner ecosystem’s changing needs. And our people are driven to help each other succeed.

Building a strong bond with our partners—forged in good times and bad—is one of our guiding principles. This priority is reflected in the numerous honors our partner program and team has received from CRN.

Given the vast array of choices now available to solution providers, these top honors not only showcase Citrix as the right technology vendor to partner with, they also provide crucial insight into the high-quality products, strong financial rewards, enablement programs, and consistent sales support that set us apart.

Citrix receives 5-star rating in CRN’s 2018 Partner Program Guide

CRN’s 2018 Partner Program Guide is a comprehensive ranking of tech vendors who offer the best of the best in partner programs. We are proud to announce that Citrix was honored with a 5-Star rating, placing us in an elite subset of companies that set the industry standard in partner profitability, training, resources, support and communication.

What has fostered this Citrix standard of excellence?

Being the best listeners—and not being afraid to course-correct.

“Citrix actively and continuously solicits input from the partner community, so we can strengthen our relationships, solve issues, and drive joint success,” says Craig Stilwell, Vice President, Worldwide Partner Sales. “We are genuinely interested in hearing about what works—and what doesn’t. Curiosity is fundamental to ongoing innovation, including improvements to our partnerships.”

Citrix Named to CRN’s Mobility 100, Data Center 100 and Software-Defined Data Center 50

 To answer the demands of a mobile workforce, partners need to deliver a reliable, fluid presence across a wide range of portable devices and networks—with an unprecedented degree of flexibility and security. This requires careful, strategic planning on a number of fronts.

Citrix has heard this call and consistently answered it with cutting edge mobile services and solutions geared around our partners’ needs. This ability to align, adapt and tactically innovate in support of partners’ unique goals is why we are among CRN’s 2018 Mobility 100.

Another pain point for partners: procuring, supporting and protecting the complex and demanding data centers on which today’s businesses rely.

Citrix pride point: not only providing the infrastructure, but also innovative management tools and transformational software-defined technology and services.

Our placement on CRN’s 2018 Data Center 100 serves as a valuable guide for solution providers looking to work with the top-ranked vendors who offer “best-in-class technologies and services that enable greater innovation, efficiency and profit in the data center,” says Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company (CRN).

Skelley also congratulated Citrix for working “hand in hand with partners” to automate formerly labor-intensive infrastructure management, and for making dramatic advances in data center storage and network intelligence. These achievements—along with ongoing partner feedback recognizing Citrix as an effective and influential channel leader in business and sales—contribute to the Citrix placement on CRN’s 2018 Software-Defined Data Center 50.

Three Citrix innovators honored as 2018 Channel Chiefs

The fact is, companies don’t innovate. People do. And our Citrix leaders walk the walk of being a partner-first company. Not only do they listen, collaborate and align our products with the needs of the global partner ecosystem—they also create the tools and incentives that help us all win together.

Each year, CRN editors honor top channel executives like these whose dynamic strategies have driven channel growth—and transformed business as we know it. This year, we’re proud to announce that three of our own are among the Channel Company’s CRN 2018 Channel Chiefs. Congratulations to Craig Stilwell, Rafael Garzon and Neily Buff.

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