SAS’ Rob Spee one of “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” per CRN

Analytics leader’s Director of Global Channels lauded among unsung heroes in IT Channel

According to CRN, SAS Director of Global Channels Rob Spee is a critical player in the IT Channel.  The publication named Spee to its 2016 list of 100 People You Don’t Know But Should.

CRN’s editorial team assesses feedback from solution providers and other industry executives to compile its annual list. The purpose is to celebrate under-the-radar channel management team members from the industry's top vendors and distributors. Honorees have worked tirelessly to support and advance the IT channel.

“Successful partnering is a consistent contributor to SAS’ uninterrupted growth over the last 40 years. Partners influence around 30 percent of new SAS sales every year.  And, the SAS channel is making a bigger impact than ever. Rob’s leadership fuels our steadily expanding global partner program and helps broaden analytics delivery options for businesses worldwide,” said Russ Cobb, SAS Vice President of Alliances and Channels.

“We are pleased to shine a spotlight on these individuals with CRN’s 2016 list of 100 People You Don’t Know But Should. We honor their important work, which quietly underpins the infrastructure of the IT channel and allows the community to advance as a whole,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company.  CRN is a brand of The Channel Company.

The 2016 list of 100 People You Don’t Know But Should will be featured in the October issue of CRN and is online at

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