Keenan Rice, Vice President of Global Alliances and Emerging Markets at Looker, Recognized as 2019 CRN Channel Chief

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#BIlt;/agt;–Looker,
a leading data platform company, today announced that CRN©,
a brand of The
Channel Company
, has named Keenan Rice, vice president of global
alliances and emerging markets at Looker, to its prestigious list of
2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on this list
continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization
through their channel partners.

Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership,
vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief
honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their
professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the
channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and

“Keenan has been core to Looker since the beginning, and under his
leadership has grown our partner network from nothing to a worldwide
ecosystem of over 300 technology and consulting partners,” said Frank
Bien, CEO of Looker. “At Looker, we built a platform for data that is
designed for third-party innovation and having a robust partner network
allows us to continually grow this vision at scale with companies around
the world.”

For over six years Keenan has led the Looker Partner Ecosystem, which is
comprised of a trusted network of expert organizations that share the
company’s belief that access to data and insights can transform a
business. Keenan built this program from the ground up most recently
leading a global expansion across six regions in EMEA and a launch in
Tokyo for Japanese operations. In 2018, Keenan also oversaw the launch
of the Looker platform into the partner ecosystem, which provides a
myriad of opportunities for partners to develop solutions and IP that
helps joint customers find value more efficiently and effectively.

“Our goal is to bring together the best of technology and consulting
companies so we can empower humans through the smarter use of data,”
said Keenan Rice, vice president of global alliances and emerging
markets at Looker. “While I am honored to be recognized, I could have
never come this far without my phenomenal team and remarkable partners
who work together everyday to provide technologies and solutions to our
customers that elevate expectations of what’s possible with data.”

“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special
recognition for their contribution and support in the development of
robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant
influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley,
CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable
record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued

The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential
Channel Chiefs, is featured online at
and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.

About Looker

Looker is a unified Platform for Data that delivers actionable business
insights to every employee at the point of decision. Looker integrates
data into the daily workflows of users to allow organizations to extract
value from data at web scale. Over 1600 industry-leading and innovative
companies such as Sony, Amazon, The Economist, IBM, Spotify, Etsy, Lyft
and Kickstarter have trusted Looker to power their data-driven cultures.
The company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, with offices in
San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boulder, London, Tokyo and Dublin,
Ireland. Investors include CapitalG, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers,
Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Goldman Sachs. For more
information, connect with us on LinkedIn,
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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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among other things, statements regarding the expected performance and
benefits of Looker’s offerings. The words “believe,” “may,” “will,”
“plan,” “expect,” and similar expressions are intended to identify
forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject
to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. If the risks materialize or
assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from
the results implied by these forward-looking statements. Risks include,
but are not limited to Looker’s limited operating history and experience
developing and introducing new products; risks associated with Looker’s
rapid growth; Looker’s inability to realize value from its significant
investments in its business, including product innovations and slower
than anticipated growth in our market. Looker assumes no obligation to
and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking
statements after the date of this release.


Katie Camacho, Looker