Shawn Berry- CRN Channel Chief

Feb 15, 2021



Veteran Telecom Executive Honored for Exceptional Leadership,

Vision and Commitment to Partner Community

SEATTLE – February 16, 2021NetFortris, an international provider of managed cloud communications solutions and network services, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named NetFortris channel executive Shawn Berry to its prestigious list of 2021 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on the CRN list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization through their channel partners.


Each of the 2021 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 innovation.


“It’s an honor to be included on the CRN 2021 Channel Chief list and recognized with so many leaders I know and respect,” said Shawn Berry, Vice President of Channel Sales at NetFortris. “This power list recognizes the tech executives who are transforming, shaping and disrupting the channel every single day.”

Berry, an 18-year veteran of IT and telecom channels sales, joined NetFortris in February 2020 as Regional Vice President of Channel Sales, Central & Northeast, and was quickly promoted to Vice President of Channel Sales, U.S., on the strength of his success in growing his region amid the challenges of the pandemic.


Berry was recognized by CRN for his leadership in helping NetFortris grow its partner program, including:

  •  Expanding NetFortris’ footprint and master agent partnerships, by signing agreements with Sandler Partners and MicroCorp and reinforcing existing relationships with TBI, TCG and Telarus
  •  Increasing partner recruitment and quoting to an all-time company high in 2020
  •  Investing in new personnel to expand the NetFortris Partner Program’s reach, including the addition of new regional channel managers and markets and the creation of a new channel marketing team
  •  Expanding NetFortris’ product line to meet 2020’s changing work environment with the introduction of the NetFortris Comm-unity UCaaS Platform, an all-in-one platform that unifies all business communication – voice, video, messaging, collaboration, conferencing, meetings and call center

“NetFortris is privileged to have a talented channel professional like Shawn Berry leading our sales efforts at NetFortris,” said Dan Miller, Chief Sales Officer at NetFortris. “We’re excited to continue to build a team around Shawn that embraces his partner-first attitude and approach. The sky is the limit for NetFortris with Shawn at the helm of our channel team.”

The complete 2021 CRN Channel Chiefs list is available on and featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN Magazine.


For information on the NetFortris Partner Program, visit


About NetFortris

NetFortris, home of the Comm-unity Unified Communications Platform, delivers secure and reliable cloud communications solutions with the scalability and flexibility to meet the needs of small and medium businesses (SMBs) as well as midmarket and large enterprises. The NetFortris Comm-unity UC solution is built on a proprietary true cloud platform that leverages containerization and microservices technology for infinite scalability. The platform is housed in georedundant data centers and delivered over NetFortris’ private nationwide MPLS network. NetFortris offers Comm-unity along with SD-WAN network and data security, and 4G backup to ensure quality of service (QoS) and business continuity. NetFortris services are managed 24/7 by an expert network engineering and operations team and backed by concierge customer advocacy, 24/7 in-house customer support, and consolidated billing for all services and locations. Follow NetFortris on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Media Contacts

Rachel Turkus

Senior Channel Marketing Manager