The VAR Guy needed an online home. So Nine Lives Media -- a division of Penton Media -- launched this site. While it's difficult to track down The VAR Guy, here's the contact info and bios for his handlers and site contributors.
Our sales team includes...
Amy Katz, president, Nine Lives Media
Our Sales Team
West Coast: Amy Katz, president, Nine Lives Media
East Coast: Debbie Kane, eastern sales manager
Editorial Content and Research
For questions about daily content, news coverage, research projects and research projects please contact the following sources:
DAILY CONTENT: Charlene O'Hanlon is managing editor of The VAR Guy and Talkin' Cloud. She oversees each site's daily content, and also plays a key role in our Channel Expert Hour Webcasts, FastChat Videos, and other media projects.
RESEARCH: Joe Panettieri is editorial director and executive VP of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media. Joe oversees our content, community and social media strategies across our digital media brands (The VAR Guy, MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud).
Our daily bloggers strive to help you understand what's next in the IT channel. Some of our daily bloggers and contributors are independent, so their opinions may not necessarily represent the views of Nine Lives Media, this site’s publisher.
Elliot Markowitz, Contributing Blogger at Large: Markowitz has shaped and influenced top IT media brands for two decades. Most recently senior VP and editorial director at Ziff Davis Enterprise, Markowitz has managed digital content, virtual event and print media strategies for a range of media companies. Within the corporate IT and channel markets, Markowitz built deep relationships with readers while holding key posts at Nielsen Business Media, Freedom Media (CRM Magazine) and CMP Media (CRN).
The VAR Guy, Blogger at Large: Anonymous. Opinionated. Fast-moving. The VAR Guy has navigated the IT channel since around 1992. Here's his complete bio. And here are all of his blog entries.
Email: thevarguy [at] ninelivesmediainc.com.
Christopher Tozzi, Contributing Blogger: Tozzi covers open source and disruptive technologies in the IT channel. A seasoned IT manager and graduate student, Tozzi has blogged for the Nine Lives Media platforms since 2008.