Each member of our team is a partner expert with extensive experience. We have held your role and have a unique, hands-on perspective to turn ideas into reality – and make an immediate impact on your business.
Laura founded Channel Impact in 2005 to help technology companies maximize their success. She offers nearly 20 years of cross-functional channel experience, having worked with some of the top channel companies in the industry – bringing deep partner expertise to each client engagement. Laura comes from a long lineage of entrepreneurs, so it’s easy to see why she left the corporate environment to found Channel Impact.
Laura is an avid college football fan and a lover of craft brews, which likely comes from attending the University of Oregon, where she earned her B.S. degree in Business Administration. She’s active in the San Francisco chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 by Women’s Initiative.
Principal and GM, Channel Strategy
John has helped many technology clients achieve route-to-market success by implementing channel sales models and programs that get results. Prior to Channel Impact, John held several executive positions at Cisco, including heading all worldwide channel incentive programs, leading Asia Pacific channel sales, and designing the SMB go-to-market model, “Partner Plus.”
John holds a B.S. degree in computer engineering from UC Santa Barbara and an MBA from University of Chicago. He looks back fondly on the three years he lived in Singapore, and really misses those “hawker stalls” where he could get delicious Asian food with the locals.
Simon has deep international experience from living and working in Europe, Asia, and the United States. In addition to his B.S. degree, he holds a post-graduate certificate in Education, and an M.S. in Clinical Psychology. His insights and pragmatic approaches, drawn from over 25 years of high-technology channel strategy, development, and marketing, support positive change within our clients and their partner communities.
In addition to international corporate and field roles at Autodesk and Sun Microsystems, Simon has provided channel consulting services to Cisco, HP, Microsoft, NetApp, McAfee, Seagate, VMware, and Citrix Systems. He’s also an avid mountain biker.
VP, Channel Measurement
Peiman specializes in developing simulators, statistical models, and analytical tools. These resources help us develop and communicate our channel strategy, and provide clients with interactive tools for evaluating their own channel strategy parameters and alternatives.
With 20 years of industry experience in engineering, engineering management, and corporate management, Peiman offers strong problem-solving and analytical skills, plus statistical and systems dynamics expertise. Before joining Channel Impact, Peiman was President and COO of Comtel Electronics, was founder and CEO of S2i2, Inc., and was Director of Advanced Technology Group at Solectron Corporation. He loves fine wine and fast cars.
VP, Channel Sales
Kristine has an in-depth understanding of the needs of today’s evolving technology companies. She has held numerous executive leadership roles across marketing, channels, business development, and sales organizations. She ran Cisco’s Worldwide Commercial Solutions team and lead their Emerging Markets theater commercial sales organization. She helps design go-to-market strategy and build alignment across our clients’ organizations – from the corporate functional groups across the sales and partner teams.
She studied computer science and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. In her free time, Kristine enjoys travel, golf, photography, and hiking the amazing mountains outside Boulder, Colorado.
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