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SAP Channel Executive Kevin Gilroy Named Top 50 Midmarket IT Vendor Executive

September 17, 2014 by SAP News 0

WALLDORF — SAP SE today announced that Kevin Gilroy, senior vice president and general manager of Global Channels at SAP, has been named to the Top 50 Midmarket IT Vendor executive list for the second year in a row. The list, compiled by XChange Events, features the industry’s most influential vendor executives who serve the needs of midsize customers. The announcement was made at the Midsize Enterprise Summit West event, taking place in Dallas, Texas, September 14-16.

Gilroy has nearly 30 years of experience in the channel and small and midsize enterprise (SME) segment. He is responsible for leading sales for the SME segment and driving channel sales and programs across all global indirect channels. Gilroy’s mandate is to strengthen SAP’s competitive advantage in the company’s global reseller and partner ecosystem across all market segments with a strategic focus on the SME marketplace. Gilroy and his team have worked closely with partners to consistently deliver market-leading SAP solutions, including in-memory computing, analytics, cloud and mobile, to SMEs globally.

“I am honored to be selected for the second time as a leading midmarket executive,” said Gilroy. “With SAP’s introduction of the SMB Solutions Group, SAP is doubling down its efforts to help small and midsize enterprises grow their businesses. We have world-class technology that is designed specifically with SMEs in mind, particularly in the cloud space, which provides customers with a flexibile growth platform as their business expands. SAP believes that by working closely with our partners, we will continue to make an impact in the midmarket by providing simple but powerful technology solutions.”

SAP has more than 11,700 partners worldwide and they play a critical role in growing the company’s SME customer base. A robust product portfolio includes the SAP Business One application, the SAP Business All-in-One solution and the SAP Business ByDesign solution. More than 80 percent of SAP’s customer base consists of SMEs, with more than 200,000 around the globe.

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Media Contacts:
Angelika Merz, SAP, +41 (58) 871-7216, angelika.merz@sap.com, CET
Peter Mertens, Burson-Marsteller, +1 (617) 912-5418, peter.mertens@bm.com, EDT

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