Automation Anywhere’s Eddie O’Brien Named as 2020 CRN Channel Chief

RPA leader expands intelligent automation success within the Channel

San Jose, CA – Mar 4, 2020

Automation Anywhere, a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Eddie O’Brien, Chief Channel Officer and Senior Vice President, to its prestigious list of Channel Chiefs for 2020. This annual list recognizes the top vendor executives who continually demonstrate exemplary leadership, influence, innovation and growth for the IT channel.

A veteran channel executive, O’Brien joined Automation Anywhere in 2019 to spearhead the creation of the RPA industry’s leading partner ecosystem, and accelerate the pace for partners to transform and capitalize on new market opportunities as businesses realize the potential of intelligent automation to transform work and unlock new levels of efficiency and workplace morale.

"The channel is an integral part of our strategy, helping us achieve our goal of transforming RPA into a ubiquitous technology that transforms the way we work," said Ankur Kothari, Automation Anywhere Chief Revenue Officer and co-Founder. "We are excited to see our channel efforts gain even more significant traction and are confident that our partners will continue to flourish.”

With O’Brien’s appointment, Automation Anywhere’s partner program has made the following achievements:

  • Recruited more than 1,400+ partners into the Automation Anywhere ecosystem

  • Achieved 300% partner growth year-over-year

  • Delivered over 90,000 new RPA skills certifications through Automation Anywhere University

  • Introduced two new tier models to the partner program

  • Hired 200 new channel professionals globally

CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list honors distinguished leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies and partnerships.

The 2020 Channel Chiefs have shown outstanding commitment, an ability to lead, and a passion for progress within the channel through their partner programs. The Channel Chief honorees were chosen by the CRN editorial staff for their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments in driving the channel agenda and evangelizing the importance of channel partnerships.

“The IT channel is undergoing constant evolution to meet customer demands and changing business environments,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Channel Chiefs work tirelessly, leading the industry forward through superior partner programs and strategies with a focus on helping solution providers transform and grow. Our team here at The Channel Company congratulates these outstanding individuals for their dedication to the channel.”

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About Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere is a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), empowering customers to automate end-to-end business processes with software bots – digital workers that perform repetitive and manual tasks, resulting in dramatic productivity gains, optimized customer experience and more engaged employees. The company offers the world’s only web-based and cloud native intelligent automation platform combining RPA, artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics right out of the box, to help organizations rapidly start and scale their process automation journey. With offices in more than 40 countries and a global network of 1,400 partners, Automation Anywhere has deployed over 1.8 million bots to support some of the world’s largest enterprises across all industries. For additional information, visit

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Automation Anywhere
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About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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