IBM partner expert joins Fresche as Director of North American Ecosystems to drive partner strategy that meets the diverse needs of IBM i customers.
Montreal, Canada, September 20, 2017 –
Fresche Solutions, a leading provider of IBM i application management and modernization solutions, announced today that Amy Anderson has joined Fresche as Director of North American Ecosystems. Ms. Anderson will take on managing and growing a diverse partner ecosystem that includes all types of service providers, resellers, ISVs, SIs, consultants and thought leaders in North America. Under her direction, partners of all types will continue to provide IBM i customers with easy access to Fresche’s modernization and management solutions to support their current business needs, ensure growth and ready them for the future.
“Having Amy join the team is another great step in Fresche’s evolution,” said Jennifer Fisher, V.P. Ecosystem & Strategy. “We already have strong partner relationships in North America, but the situation is shifting quickly, and having someone of Amy’s caliber is key to nurturing a truly inclusive and forward-looking partner ecosystem. IBM partner channels and ecosystems have traditionally centered around hardware resellers, but the situation is changing rapidly. Customers are now embracing managed service providers, cloud service providers and other types of partners to help evolve IT and drive business growth. Amy has experience in all of these areas and will continue to develop an increasingly diverse partner ecosystem that links Fresche solutions and services to a wider IBM i customer base.”
Ms. Anderson is an IBM i professional who spent more than ten years at IBM Rochester working with different types of partners and helping IBM develop a new partner program built around cloud technology. Later, at Zend Technologies, Ms. Anderson helped the company grow revenue in conjunction with IBM and major cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services. After Zend’s acquisition by Rogue Wave Software, Ms. Anderson focused on partnerships related to promotion of open source software. She has contributed to blogs and podcasts and is highly active nurturing Rochester’s startup community.
“Amy Anderson is one of the most experienced and well-known IBM i partner specialists in the world,” said Fresche's Chief Commercial Officer, Robert Heroux. “She has extensive experience with partners of all types, from traditional resellers to cloud providers and even thought leaders. She’ll draw on all of her relationships and forge new ones to ensure that our partner ecosystem reaches every IBM i customer. We are particularly delighted by her strong knowledge of the platform and IBM’s current partner ecosystem, and her experience with evolving trends such as cloud technology and how it relates to partners. She has everything we need to bring Fresche solutions to customers through a truly diverse partner ecosystem.”
On joining the Fresche ecosystem team, Amy Anderson says: “Fresche is the perfect place to leverage my skill set for a customer base that’s near and dear to my heart. My first priority is to reach out to North American partners of all types to find out their needs and understand how we can best work together. And I’m particularly interested in working with Jennifer Fisher to further develop our IBM strategic alliance. This is the culmination of a lot of years of experience and relationship building, and IBM i customers will be the ultimate beneficiaries as they see partner offerings enriched with new services and solutions.”
Ms. Anderson begins her duties with the Fresche Ecosystem team immediately.
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