Raelyn Kritzer will take the partner reins at Ruckus ahead of its acquisition by Arris and tells CRN her priority is to recognize and reward loyal partners.
Ruckus has a new channel leader who is fired up to lead partners through the transition of becoming part of Arris International later this year.
Raelyn Kritzer, a longtime Brocade Communications partner champion, will take the channel chief position left open when Sandra Glaser Cheek left last month. Kritzer currently is senior director of worldwide partner programs and enablement for Brocade and has been with the company for 16 years.
"We've got a pulse on what partners are going through right now and we're just trying to minimize the disruption with their business," said Kritzer in an interview with CRN. "So my hope and my goal is that we're going to continue to do that. We're moving through this. We're going to come out of this stronger than ever before."
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Kritzer said her priority is to recognize and reward loyal partners.
"We want to make sure that those partners who have stayed loyal to us over the years are still with us, and maybe even attract a few more – maybe at the expense of our competition," said Kritzer.
Brocade acquired Ruckus last year......