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Brocade Loses Sandra Glaser Cheek As Channel Chief

Twenty-year channel veteran and winner of CRN's 2016 Channel Madness Tournament of Chiefs Sandra Glaser Cheek left the company to take a top channel role at global networking telecom provider Ciena.

Brocade-Ruckus is set to be acquired by Broadcom in the fall for $5.9 billion; the company then plans to immediately sell Ruckus and its IP networking business to Arris International. One source familiar with the matter told CRN there wasn't a global partner or marketing position available for Glaser Cheek at Arris.

Raelyn Kritzer will take over for Glaser Cheek and led Ruckus' global channel strategies, according to Brocade. She's been with Brocade for 16 years in various partner marketing executive roles and is currently senior director for worldwide partner programs and enablement.

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