ViaWest LogoViaWest, the leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America, announced today that Sean McCaffery, Vice President of Channel Sales for ViaWest, has been named one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs.  This prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales.

With a flexible rewarding compensation structure that offers partners pay-for-life or upfront compensation options, ViaWest’s Partner Connect Program helps Agents, VARs and SIs to grow their businesses and create long-lasting client relationships. ViaWest’s robust suite of cloud computing, compliant colocation, disaster recovery and managed services coupled with world-class tech support, enable partners to take advantage of the growing demand from business clients to protect their existing IT infrastructure and ensure that their systems are constantly available in addition to seeking IT solutions that enable scalable growth.

“ViaWest’s Partner Connect Program offers partners more than just a program of tools and resources,” commented Christopher Rajiah, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing  ViaWest. “Our program is designed to deliver personalized service and full support to our partners and their end-user clients through a platform that provides partners with flexible payment options and training. We chose Sean to lead this high growth division for ViaWest, as he understands the challenges partners face and knows how to provide them a successful roadmap to increase their opportunities and grow their businesses.”

The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at