ChannelEyes Executive Named Chairman of IT Industry Leadership Group

By channeleyes
In Channel
January 18, 2013

Jay McBain / Channeleyes

ChannelEyes Co-Founder Jay McBain will lead CompTIA MSP Partners Community

CompTIA Jay McBain

CompTIA Jay McBain
Jay McBain


PRLog (Press Release) – Jan. 18, 2013 – East Greenbush, NYChannelEyes, a leading technology company, announced today that co-founder Jay McBain has been named chairman of an information technology (IT) industry leadership group.

McBain is the new chairman of the CompTIA MSP Partners Community, a group of industry leaders collaborating to advance technologies that are vital to the IT industry and its customers. The group also provides guidance and leadership on the programs, education and research offered by CompTIA, the non-profit trade association for the IT industry.

“I am excited to continue work with this large and vibrant community of Managed Services Providers (MSPs) and look forward to working with the Executive Council to further drive adoption and growth,” said McBain.

“We’re extremely fortunate to have Jay join us in this leadership position,” said a CompTIA spokesman. “His unique insights and perspectives on the issues facing our industry assure that the programs we develop, the initiatives we support and the positions we champion will have strong support across the industry.”

McBain brings 19 years of experience in the technology industry to CompTIA, living in 5 different states and Canadian provinces during that time. He is the co-founder and Chief Social Officer of ChannelEyes and is responsible for driving the new company’s mission to reinvent Channel Communication. Prior to starting ChannelEyes, he was a Senior Vice President at Autotask and led the Small and Medium Business Unit at Lenovo and IBM.

About ChannelEyes
ChannelEyes is reinventing channel communication. It is the next generation communication and engagement platform for suppliers and their Channel Partners to connect every day. The newest product, ChannelCandy, is a custom branded mobile app designed for the Vendor community to deliver real-time program highlights, company news and sales tools into the hands of Channel Partners on the go. It runs on iPhone, iPad, Android, as well as all mobile enabled devices.

About CompTIA

CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, CompTIA is the recognized authority for IT education and credentials and the primary advocate for IT businesses and workers. Through its foundation, CompTIA also enables disadvantaged populations to gain the skills they need for employment in the IT industry. CompTIA’s vision of the IT landscape is shaped by more than 30 years of global perspective and more than 2,000 members and 2,000 business partners. For more information, visit or follow CompTIA on Twitter at

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