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Post Image The Age of Hyper Partnerships and Ecosystems: An Interview with Sarbjeet Johal

Sarbjeet Johal was a programmer before shifting to leading partnerships at companies like Oracle, Commerce One, and Rackspace. He shared a strategic framework for designing a partner program, how the partners you choose reflect on your brand, and why this is the era of hyper partnerships and ecosystems. How did you get into partnerships and […]

 
Post Image Optimizing Your Partnerships at Scale: An Interview with Nikita Zhitkevich

Nikita Zhitkevich lives in the world of partnerships. He leads partnerships and alliances for PartnerStack, which is a leading PRM and partner marketplace. Nikita shared his insights on when you need a PRM, identifying your ideal partners, strategies to avoid channel conflict, and how he sees the partnership landscape evolving over the next 5 years. […]

 
Post Image The Evolution of Partnerships: An Interview with Scott Pollack, CEO of Firneo

Scott Pollack has led partnership teams at companies like American Express and WeWork. More recently, he co-founded and runs Firneo, an invite-only community for partnership leaders to network and learn. Scott shared why he felt like a professional ugly duckling working in business development, his advice for startups, why organizations should frame partnerships as creating […]

 
Post Image The R&D and Go-to-Market Flywheel: An Interview with Catherine Brodigan of Intercom

Intercom has experienced incredible growth in the last five years, and they now have over 250 apps in their integration marketplace. Catherine Brodigan heads the EMEA partnerships team at Intercom. Catherine shared the benefits of a data-driven approach to partnerships, how to best implement feedback loops with other internal departments, her approach to partnership KPIs […]

 
Post Image How to Make the Most of Joining Cloud Marketplaces: An Interview with Don Seiler

Don Seiler worked in enterprise sales and partnerships at Microsoft. Subsequently, he oversaw strategic partnerships for a networking automation startup and formed their tech partnership with Microsoft from the ground up. Don shared his experience and advice for those thinking about partnering with a large cloud provider. Having been on both sides of the relationship, […]

 
Post Image How to Scale a Tech Partnership Program: An Interview with Jaimie Fucillo, VP of Partnerships at Mindbody

Mindbody is the largest booking and management software for studios and spas. As a result of its central role in the lives of tens of thousands of customers, it has attracted hundreds of technology partners. Jaimie Fucillo is Mindbody's VP of Partnerships and she oversees platform strategy and runs their technology partnerships program. Jaimie shared […]

 
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