Matt Vaillancourt, Director of U.S. Distribution of D-Link Systems, Inc., Recognized as 2019 CRN® Channel Chief

February 21, 2019

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. - February 21, 2019 – D-Link announced today that CRN®,a brand of The Channel Company, has named Matt Vaillancourt, Director of U.S. Distribution, to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization through their channel partners.

Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

Vaillancourt was named CRN Channel Chief for expanding and securing new partnerships in the AV channel, developing 3D product modeling to enable easier integration into architecture and engineering programs, and strengthening partner relationships with his passion and commitment to security and data privacy. Under his direction, D-Link adopted firmware changes in its products to better serve AV markets, worked with their partners to better plan, train, and deploy networks that follow the best known protocols and procedures in today’s market, and implemented new online pricing discovery tools to make it easier to identify and manage non-partners disrupting the field. With over 20 years of experience in sales management and 12 years in multiple IT channels, Vaillancourt has cemented D-Link as a competitive enterprise and SMB solution provider.

“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”

“This award recognizes the hard work, commitment, and excellence that D-Link brings to this industry,” said Vaillancourt. “I’m extremely honored to be recognized by CRN as one of the many people here at D-Link dedicated to developing and strengthening the relationships we have with our partners.”

The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.

 About D-Link

D-Link designs, develops, and manufactures award-winning products that connect homes, businesses, and services providers. It implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate switching, wireless, broadband, IP surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more, visit, or connect with D-Link on FacebookTwitter and D-Link’s Blog.


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