Sovos Names Chris Clinton Its New Chief Partner Officer

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

Global compliance technology solutions and services provider Sovos today announced the appointment of Chris Clinton as its new chief partner officer. In this role, he will continue to accelerate the growth and scale of Sovos’ global partner ecosystem. Investing in partner relationships to drive innovation and secure positive business outcomes for customers across complex regulatory environments remains a primary objective.

Clinton brings more than 25 years of global partner expertise to Sovos and is well-known within the partner community. He has received multiple Channel Chiefs awards and has extensive experience growing partnership programs across several categories – GSI (global, national, regional), ISV, cloud, solution provider, OEM/Embedded, MSP, and distribution. He is an experienced channel executive who understands the approach and value of developing strong GTM partnerships that drive revenue for both partners and Sovos.

“The partner ecosystem is strategic to our core mission of delivering innovative and transformative solutions to global customers,” said Alice Katwan, president of revenue, Sovos. “Chris’ extensive experience across all facets of the channel make him the ideal person to lead this area of our business and we are excited to welcome him as part of our executive team.”

Clinton joins Sovos most recently from Appian where he served as vice president global strategic partners. Prior to joining Appian, he held senior partner leadership positions at Blue Prism, SAP, Citrix, EMC/RSA, and Blackbaud owning global partner programs, operations, recruitment, marketing, business development, and partner sales.

“There is absolutely no better way to scale in the enterprise than through the development of strong partnerships and leveraging these relationships to execute real business change,” said Clinton. “The opportunity to work with Sovos’ outstanding team of technology and regulatory experts to build and deliver go-to-market solutions is endless. I am incredibly excited to lead this charge and keep partners at the forefront of all that we do.”