AvePoint Adds Channel Veteran to Board of Directors

AvePoint, a SaaS and data management platform provider, has appointed Janet Schijns to its Board of Directors. Schijns’ experience leading channel programs and disruptive go-to-market strategies for more than two decades provides a unique perspective as AvePoint scales its indirect sales business.

“Last year, AvePoint made significant changes to elevate our indirect sales business and make it a priority across all business departments,” said Dr. Tianyi Jiang (TJ), CEO and co-founder, AvePoint. “I am confident that the insights and ideas Janet will provide will help us continue scaling our global channel, one of our key growth vectors.”

Schijns is co-founder and CEO of JS Group, a consulting firm that specializes in developing high-performance sales cultures and effective channels to market for technology companies. Previously, she served as EVP and Chief Merchant and Services Officer at Office Depot, where she led a transformation to drive traction in IT services.

From 2012 to 2017, Schijns was the Chief Channel Executive and Chief Marketing Technologist at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, and Vice President of Verizon Wireless’ Business Solutions Group from 2010 to 2012. Additionally, she led the channel organization for Motorola Enterprise and Government.

Adding Schijns to the AvePoint Board of Directors signifies its commitment to diversifying viewpoints that will help grow the business. Specifically, her appointment reflects a focus on the AvePoint channel business, which now has more than 2,800 total partners and contributed to the company’s triple-digit growth in business from the AvePoint Elements Managed Services Platform since its launch in July 2021.

For more information, visit https://www.avepoint.com.