Kimberly King is responsible for the Hitachi Vantara Global Strategic Partners & Alliances Organization. King’s primary focus is on building a strategic partner ecosystem that offers the unique capabilities, solutions and services that, in conjunction with Hitachi industry expertise and innovative solutions, will enable customers to realize the power of their data and Hitachi Vantara partners to profitably grow. King’s responsibility also includes constructing and delivering a global partner program that is flexible and scalable in its design to embrace new types of partners and business models, including as-a-service, managed services, and co-creation.
A well-respected leader in the industry and in the channel, she has successfully designed, managed and delivered award-winning global partner programs; developed growth plans and programs for declining partner bases; and implemented global multi-tier recruitment, enablement and certification programs. Over the last decade, King has been recognized as a CRN Channel Chief eleven times, a CRN Power 100 Women of the Channel eight times, and last year, as one of CRN’s 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs.