Jason Beal has over a dozen years of experience in the IT channel in sales leadership, operations management, and services roles, along with a proven track record of building strong vendor and customer relationships. He is a strong advocate of the channel, working closely with solution providers to promote the benefits of partnering models and annuity-based services businesses. Jason is a self-proclaimed "VARoholic" and be found on Twitter at: @VARoholic.
Jason is a member of Ingram Micro's worldwide cloud computing and managed services strategy and business development team. Based out of Ingram Micro EMEA's headquarters in Vilvoorde, Belgium and working in conjunction with the company's local country operations, Jason is responsible for crafting and aligning strategy and go-to-market plans for the company's Value divisions and cloud computing businesses.
Prior to joining Ingram Micro in early 2005, Jason worked for five years as the vice president of operations and services for a niche distributor in the content management and enterprise storage market. Jason is a current Board member for SNIA Europe. He holds bachelor's degrees in international business and Russian language from the University of California, Davis, and an executive MBA from Chapman University. Jason lives in Brussels, Belgium with his wife and three children.
This was first published in February 2012