FrontRange Appoints Fred Johannessen As Vice President of Alliances and Channels
September 21, 2012
By Mandira Srivastava
, TMCnet Contributor
With the mission to address the needs of strategic alliances and buildingwinning channel for businesses, FrontRange Solutions (News - Alert) has hired Fred Johannessen as vice president of alliances and channels.
As a member of the senior management team, Johannessen is expected to take care of all global alliance and channel strategy for the company. He will be responsible for refining and executing a global alliance and will look after the development of partnerships with major global IT companies to accelerate adoption of Hybrid IT Service Management.
FrontRange Solutions offers a service management solution with fully integrated voice automation and client management capabilities on-premise and in the cloud.
Ambitious and highly self-motivated, Johannessen has over 25 years of experience in enterprise software with a strong emphasis on the development of industry-leading partner ecosystems. Earlier, Johannessen had worked as vice president of business development at ScienceLogic, a data center and cloud management startup. He had 16 years of experience with BMC Software (News - Alert) where he worked on various leadership positions including vice president of Technology Alliances. At BMC Software, he was responsible for building a partner organization that was referred by industry analysts as a competitive differentiator for the company.
Johannessen said, “I am eager help drive FrontRange growth in the ITSM market by creating a world-class alliance and channel organization.”
In a statement, Jon Temple, president and CEO of FrontRange said, “With more and more customers wanting to select service management solutions that provide the flexibility to move between the cloud and traditional on-premise deployment models, we are now seeing the very same requirement coming from a wide spectrum of technology providers. Fred’s joining could therefore not come at a better time and partnership momentum will be a critical element in our plans for continued growth.”
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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo