Kris Blackmon, Senior Editor and Content Director for the MSP 501 program at Informa Tech is set to join JS Group as chief channel officer.

JS Group is trusted for leadership in Tech Firms, Strategy, Sales/Channel Enablement, and Talent Management. The firm is led by CEO Janet Schijns, a former channel leader at Verizon and Office Depot. Schijins, along with a trained team works closely on various projects, including collaborated events like Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution. The team recently concluded Channel Partners Virtual, the largest independent channel event that included nearly 6500 agents from around the world. 

Blackmon played an important role in making MSP 501 into what it is today. Rising from the list of top managed service providers, MSP 501 now consists of a 501er social media community that provides a bridge between MSPs to engage in P2P talks for improving their businesses. 

Kelly Danziger, General Manager and VP of channel sales at Informa Tech said “We are thrilled that Kris is going to JS Group, as we continue to partner closely with them“. She said, “The fact that she’s staying on as part of our 501er Community Group and our Allyship Program means we will be able to continue to collaborate with her going forward.

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