For the last 28 years, Blaine has been a top channel expert working for IT vendors such as Acronis, Juniper Networks and IBM. Most recently Blaine was the Senior Director of Worldwide Partner Development at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) where his emphasis has been in partner sales and segmentation, with a focus on Enterprise and SMB.
ClearCenter is on a mission to help VARs and MSPs evolve into the more profitable Hybrid Service Provider (HSP) model. Blaine’s background and insights into SMB sales channels will accelerate awareness and adoption of the HSP model.
One key aspect of this drive towards the HSP model is ClearCenter’s recent partnership with HPE. ClearOS is now shipping preloaded on a number of new HPE ProLiant servers and is also available for easily installation on existing HPE ProLiant gear via HPE’s Intelligent Provisioning tool.
Under Blaine’s leadership, the ClearCenter salesforce will look to fully embrace and leverage this partnership with HPE in order to expose HPE’s large, existing partner base to the new era of the HSP model.