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The Channel Company Acquires The Confer Group The Channel Company continues to invest in the technology leadership community, providing new opportunities to The Confer Group Members

News release by The Channel Company

facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon Westborough, MA | September 15, 2022 11:21 AM Eastern Daylight Time

The Channel Company, global provider of news, insights, strategy, events, and marketing services for the technology industry announces the acquisition of The Confer Group, a US-based IT executive membership community. This acquisition brings significant new opportunities to The Confer Group members and enables The Channel Company to continue to invest in expanding its IT leadership audience.


The founders of The Confer Group have had a vision of connecting IT leaders and to innovative solutions at a time when face-to-face events were difficult or impossible. Over the past 18 months, The Confer Group has brought together hundreds of executives and solution providers in virtual workshops, product demos, industry panels, and peer roundtables.

Julie Quintero-Schulz, CEO and Co-Founder of The Confer Group, said, “This acquisition creates new avenues for The Confer Group’s network that expand its original mission: hosting impactful conversations and providing timely insights to foster the partnerships our members rely on to be successful — even when time and distance keep us apart.”

Through joining The Channel Company family, Confer members will have expanded access to industry-leading IT events, online communities, powerful research, the latest IT news and future trends through its Mid-Size Enterprise Services and Computing brands.

Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company, said, “This acquisition is an example of the investment we are making in the services and opportunities we provide to the end-user community. We welcome members of The Confer Group’s network and look forward to engaging with them through our online leadership communities, in-person events, and other services that accelerate their innovation.”


About The Channel Company 

Headquartered in Westborough, MA, The Channel Company has been servicing the technology channel community for over 40 years. From CRN, the #1 source of technology news, insights, and analysis for the IT channel, to industry-leading events that connect clients to customers, to powerful research, consulting and engaging education to accelerate growth, to transformative marketing services to maximize investment, The Channel Company provides a full suite of outcome-driven services focused on addressing the channel’s unique needs worldwide. The Channel Company is a portfolio company of investment funds managed by EagleTree Capital, a New York City-based private equity firm.  


About The Confer Group

The Confer Group creates opportunities for IT executives to connect and engage with one another and with vendors who support and enable their initiatives. Driven by a strong executive community and deep relationships with capable and proven vendors, The Confer Group helps foster the partnerships its members rely on to be successful. Our community-driven engagements provide opportunities for vendors to gain insights, engage with IT executives, and showcase their solutions and expertise. In parallel, Confer executive members use these meetings to evaluate and share candid feedback on vendors and solutions. The result is a collaborative environment built on open communication and mutual benefit.   



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