Graphiant’s Channels Director named to CRN’s prestigious Channel Chiefs list, recognizing channel leaders who demonstrate dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments.

SAN JOSE, CA – February 5, 2023  – Graphiant, a provider of next-generation edge services, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Cory Kurtz to the prestigious 2024 CRN® Channel Chiefs list, which recognizes the IT vendor and distribution executives who are driving strategy and setting the channel agenda for their companies.

The 2024 CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the editorial staff based on their record of business innovation and dedication to the partner community. This year’s list represents the top IT executives responsible for building a robust channel ecosystem.
“I firmly believe that the channel plays a vital role in amplifying the value of our products to our intended customers through marketing, sales, and support, said Cory Kurtz, Managed Service Providers and Channels Director at Graphiant. “The strongest value proposition that channel partners possess is their customer relationships, and they seek to align with vendors exhibiting strong product leadership. The alignment of the channels’ and the vendors’ business models pave the way for a profitable and successful partnership.”
Cory brings years of cloud and WAN architecture experience to the channel and MSP program at Graphiant. Unlike traditional channel resources, he blends business development, sales, and technical skills to bring value to the largest value-added resellers in the US.

“After the launch of our partner program in late 2023, the focus has been growing the number of partnerships and following through with the pillars in which the program was built,” said Khalid Raza, CEO and Founder of Graphiant. “As part of the Graphiant partner program, we are committed to partner profitability with a simple and profitable program.”

CRN’s 2024 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2024 issue of CRN® Magazine and online at

Learn more about Graphiant:

Read Graphiant’s Channel Program launch
Read Launch Day by CEO, Khalid Raza
Read Vendor to Watch by EMA
Read Graphiant Leadership Brief by Futuriom
Visit Graphiant’s LinkedIn

About Graphiant
Graphiant is a Silicon Valley-based provider of next-generation edge services. Led by Khalid Raza, the co-founder of SDWAN pioneer Viptela, Graphiant has developed the Graphiant Network Edge, an “as-a-Service” solution that provides connectivity between the enterprise WAN, hybrid cloud, network edge, customers and partners. Graphiant’s Network Edge combines MPLS-like performance (guaranteed delivery and privacy) and Internet-class agility to enable network architects to build enterprise-grade networks at the speed of business. The company is funded by Sequoia Capital, Two Bear Capital & Atlantic Bridge. Learn more at

About The Channel Company  
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 40 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.    

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