Automation Anywhere’s Derek Toone Recognized as 2021 CRN® Channel Chief

Cloud RPA leader grows success and expansion through the Channel

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Feb 8, 2021

Automation Anywhere, a global leader in robotic process automation (RPA) today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Derek Toone, Senior Vice President, Global Channel Partners and Alliances, to its 2021 list of Channel Chiefs. The CRN Channel Chiefs’ list, released annually, recognizes leading IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation, and growth.

As a seasoned channel executive, Toone leads the RPA industry’s leading partner ecosystem at Automation Anywhere to drive innovation and success for joint customers worldwide. Toone joined Automation Anywhere in 2017 to lead sales in North America, and expanded his role to Latin America in 2018. A year later, he transitioned into the company’s channel organization to lead its Global Alliances program in 2019.

“Our channel program is highly attractive to partners as our joint customers continue to build and scale RPA with our web-based, cloud-native, AI-powered RPA platform, particularly in the wake of the pandemic," said Chris Riley, Chief Revenue Officer at Automation Anywhere. "Derek has an outstanding track record leading our channel efforts, and we are honored he has been named a 2021 Channel Chief. His leadership will continue to support partners and customers as they deploy cloud RPA to enable remote work, reduce the burden on IT resources and lower infrastructure costs.”

The 2021 Channel Chiefs are prominent leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies, programs and partnerships. All honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff based on their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments as channel advocates.

“CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list includes the industry’s biggest channel evangelists, a group of individuals who work tirelessly on behalf of their partners and drive growth through the development of strong partner programs and innovative business strategies that help bring business-critical solutions to market,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The Channel Company is proud to recognize these channel influencers and looks forward to following their continued success.”

CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN® Magazine and online at 

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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 intelligent software bots – AI-powered 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 to help organizations rapidly start and scale their automation journey from the front office to the back office to every office. Its Bot Store is the world's first and largest marketplace with more than 1,100 pre-built, intelligent automation solutions. Automation Anywhere has deployed over 2.6 million bots to support some of the world’s largest enterprises across all industries in more than 90 countries. For additional information, visit

Automation Anywhere is a trademark/service mark or registered trademark/service mark of Automation Anywhere, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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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