PTC Earns 5-Star Rating in 2023 CRN Partner Program Guide

Written by: Stuart Heavyside

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PTC has been recognized by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, with a prestigious 5-star rating in its 2023 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide offers essential information to solution providers such as managed service providers (MSPs), value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators, and strategic service providers as they explore technology manufacturers’ partner programs to find the vendors that will best support their business needs. The 5-star rating is awarded to the companies that go above and beyond in their commitment to nurturing strong, profitable, and successful channel partnerships.

For the channel partner community, a critical factor when assessing which IT manufacturers, service providers, and distributors to team with in building world-class technology solutions is the breadth and depth of the partner programs those companies offer. Strong elements such as financial incentives, sales and marketing assistance, training and certification, technical support and more can set a vendor apart and play a key role in boosting partners’ long-term growth.

In the 2023 CRN Partner Program Guide, vendors were evaluated based on program requirements and offerings such as partner training and education, pre- and post-sales support, marketing programs and resources, technical support, and communication.

“In today’s world, the need for innovation is greater than ever,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Solution providers seek vendors that can keep pace with their developing business and evolving client needs. CRN’s 2023 Partner Program Guide delivers deep insight into the strengths of each program, spotlighting the vendors dedicated to supporting their partner community and pushing positive change throughout the IT channel.”

The 2023 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April 2023 issue of CRN and online at Learn more about PTC’s partnerships.

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About the Author

Stuart Heavyside

Stuart Heavyside is the PTC's Channel Chief. He has over 20 years of experience in the software business, beginning in the Solidworks Reseller Network.

Stuart has held mostly sales roles during his career. At PTC, he has served as VP GTM for the >$.5B CAD business, Head of Sales for the same business, and Head of Sales for the Vuforia augmented reality business, and Head of Sales for the Onshape business. Prior to returning to PTC, he was CRO and President of Jama Software in Portland, Oregon.

Stuart is now responsible for the ~$500 million Channel business at PTC which represents one-third of the company's total revenue.