Microsoft’s New Channel Chief Discusses His Seven Key Priorities

After 10 weeks in his new job, Rodney Clark is preparing to meet the partner community.

Jeffrey Schwartz

June 18, 2021

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Microsoft’s Rodney Clark

Microsoft’s new global channel chief Rodney Clark is gearing up to introduce himself to the partner community next month. Clark, who took the reins from longtime channel chief Gavriella Schuster on April 1, will articulate new expectations from partners.

Clark, a 23-year company veteran who previously led mixed reality and IoT solutions sales, has maintained a low profile during his first 10 weeks as channel chief. All of that will change when partners get to hear him at annual Microsoft Inspire partner event on July 14-15. For the second year, Microsoft Inspire will take place as a virtual conference.

At Microsoft Inspire, Clark will share his vision for the future of the channel and partner engagement. In an interview with Channel Partners, he discussed his seven key priorities. Click through the gallery above to find out what they are.

And come back next week for a Q&A with Clark in which he shares his views on a number of topics.


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Jeffrey Schwartz

Jeffrey Schwartz has covered the IT industry for nearly three decades, most recently as editor-in-chief of Redmond magazine and executive editor of Redmond Channel Partner. Prior to that, he held various editing and writing roles at CommunicationsWeek, InternetWeek and VARBusiness (now CRN) magazines, among other publications.

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