Clint Oram, CTO and Co-Founder of SugarCRM, Recognized as 2016 CRN® Channel Chief

CUPERTINO, Calif. – February 22, 2016 – SugarCRM Inc., the company that enables businesses to create extraordinary customer relationships with the most innovative, flexible and affordable CRM solution in the market, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named SugarCRM CTO and Co-founder Clint Oram to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

SugarCRM has built a unique channel program of CRM experts with more than 230 channel partners across 31 countries meeting the diverse CRM needs of enterprise organizations. In 2015, SugarCRM channel partners added nearly 800 new customers and earned more than 1,000 new SugarCRM certifications. The company relies on its partners to extend the value of Sugar for customers. Sugar’s channel partners provide strategic CRM consulting, tailored solutions that complement Sugar, techniques for CRM best practices, and flexible implementation and integration services. In the past year, SugarCRM has also added world-class partners to its channel program, including Infosys, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Sopra Steria and Wipro.

“We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, which comprises outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”

“What makes SugarCRM unlike any other CRM solution is the unique way we leverage our partners to showcase our flexibility, innovation, and ease of use to expand on our ability to deliver extraordinary customer relationships,” said Clint Oram co-Founder of SugarCRM. “I’m honored to be named a CRN Channel Chief. It is validation that the SugarCRM partner program enables our partners to thrive by helping our customers leverage CRM as a strategic tool to differentiate their business.”

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at


SugarCRM enables businesses to create extraordinary customer relationships with the most innovative, flexible and affordable CRM solution on the market. Unlike traditional CRM solutions that focus primarily on management and reporting, Sugar empowers the individual, coordinating the actions of customer-facing employees and equipping them with the right information at the right time to transform the customer experience. Sugar pricing is simple and affordable, so it can deploy it to all customer-facing employees, and know what it’s going to cost. Recognized by leading industry analysts as a CRM visionary and innovator, Sugar is used by more than 1.5 million individuals in over 120 countries. To learn more visit SugarCRM or follow @SugarCRM.

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