CA Channel Chief Resigns

George Kafkarkou, CA's senior vice president of SMB and consumer markets, will assume responsibility for the vendor's indirect sales on an interim basis while a search for a replacement is conducted.



CA channel chief Gary Quinn has resigned, CRN has learned.

Quinn, executive vice president for indirect business operations, decided to leave CA "to spend more time with his family," according to a letter to employees from Mike Christenson, COO of the Islandia, N.Y.-based software company. The letter was obtained by CRN.

George Kafkarkou, CA's senior vice president of SMB and consumer markets, will assume responsibility for the vendor's indirect sales on an interim basis while a search for a replacement is conducted, the letter from Christenson said.

In late August, Quinn outlined an aggressive new channel strategy designed to triple CA's indirect sales volume and double the number of CA solution provider partners.

In a phone interview with CRN on Thursday, Kafkarkou said there will be "no change" to the channel programs that were under development at CA.

Kafkarkou said Quinn has no other job lined up at this time. Quinn has more than 20 years of service at CA, and that simply had taken its toll, according to Kafkarkou.

"It's a punishing schedule," Kafkarkou said, adding that Quinn would have left only "at a time that he thinks things are in great shape [at CA]."

Quinn will stay on for a short period of time to assist in an orderly transition, the letter from Christenson said.

Quinn was unavailable for comment.

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