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Patrick Oborn Honored on Inaugural Channel Futures Channel Leaders List

January 10, 2023

The List Recognizes the Most Future-Minded, Influential, and Impactful Cloud Channel Leaders

Sandy UT- January 10, 2023 – Patrick Oborn is among the 20 honorees on the first Channel Futures Channel Leaders list for distribution. The list recognizes these individuals as leaders who will determine the future of the channel as they redefine the partner-supplier relationship.

The distribution channel leaders were selected based on their companies’ market share, growth potential, the strength of partner network, scope of partner program and the individual’s impact on the partner ecosystem.

“I’m extremely humbled to be honored and recognized by Channel Futures as one of the Top 20 channel distribution leaders of the year,” said Patrick Oborn, Chief Product Officer of Telarus. “While I am privileged to be named individually, I am part of a much larger team that works hard each day to continually improve the partner experience and quality of support we provide to our technology advisor community. From software tools, the best engineering talent in the industry, and financial products that make a massive impact, the Telarus team continues to hit it out of the park daily for our partners. We look forward to a huge 2023 as we endeavor to help our trusted advisor community expand in numbers and wallet share.”  

This list is the sixth of seven that have been unveiled one by one through the end of 2022. The first list, recognizing channel leaders in security, was unveiled on Oct. 18, channel leaders in networking and connectivity were named on Nov. 1, channel leaders in EMEA were named on Nov. 15, channel leaders in communications and collaboration were named on Nov. 22 and channel leaders in managed services were named on Dec. 15. The final list will honor senior partner executives in distribution. The lists will be produced on an annual basis and expanded into other industry segments.   

The channel leaders lists, compiled by Channel Futures editors, are intended to provide the partner ecosystem with an in-depth look at each industry segment and spotlight those individuals responsible for the strategic direction of partner-facing organizations. As the nature of the channel changes, partners are developing deep ties with numerous suppliers in each technology solution segment they support. The channel leaders lists will identify the executives with whom they should establish strong relationships going forward.    

“Channel Futures is once again demonstrating the incredible value it brings to its readers and the entire channel with by debuting the Channel Futures Leadership list. This list was compiled after months of tireless work by our media team to identify true leaders in the channel by industry category. It is critical for the partners who are focused on these markets to be able to understand who is making the investments and decisions in the channel that impact their future. We are proud to present these executives to the entire channel,” said Kelly Danziger, vice president and general manager, Informa Tech Channels.  

“As the industry faces one of its most tumultuous periods, it is essential for channel partners to connect with the leaders of today’s strategic technology providers. These individuals are the ones who are guiding their organizations and partner ecosystems into the future with innovative thinking and industry-defining channel programs. Channel Futures has identified the individuals who are fueling a new wave of growth and solutions partners can bring to customers.” said Robert DeMarzo, vice president of content, Informa Tech Channels.  

About Channel Futures  

Channel Futures is a media and events destination for the information and communication technologies (ICT) channel community. We provide information, perspective and connection for the entire channel ecosystem, including solution providers (SPs), managed service providers (MSPs), managed security service providers (MSSPs), cloud service providers (CSPs), value-added resellers (VARs) and distributors, technology solutions brokerages, subagents and agents, as well as leading technology vendor partners and communication providers.  

Our properties include many awards programs such as the Channel Futures MSP 501, a list of the most influential and fastest-growing providers of managed services in the technology industry; Channel Partners events, which delivers unparalleled in-person events including Channel Partners Conference & Expo, Channel Partners Leadership Summit, Women’s Leadership Summit, the MSP Summit and Channel Partners Europe; and a DEI Community Group, our initiative to educate, support and promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the ICT channel industry. Channel Futures is where the world meets the channel; we are leading Channel Partners forward. More information is available at  

Channel Futures is part of Informa Tech, a market-leading B2B information provider with depth and specialization in ICT sector. Every year, we welcome 14,000+ subscribers to our research, more than 4 million unique monthly visitors to our digital communities, 18,200+ students to our training programs and 225,000 delegates to our events. 

About Telarus   

Telarus is the largest Technology Solutions Brokerage in the United States, Canada, EMEA, Australia, and New Zealand. We have created the most efficient yet friendly community where our Partners source technology solutions through our robust portfolio of 400+ leading service providers. To accelerate our Partner’s growth, we have created industry-leading apps, tools, and cultivated experts that specialize in the development of technology solutions for Cloud, Cybersecurity, SD-WAN, ILEC, and UCXE. Coupled with our industry-recognized Sales Engineering team, Telarus also provides Customer Success Management, Commissions, Marketing, and Specialty teams services. Our primary goal is unchanged since 2002, we accelerate our Partner’s growth at scale in the most efficient manner possible. To learn more about Telarus and our award-winning services, please visit, or follow us on LinkedIn.