Frank Warren Named to Channel Futures’ First-Ever Global ‘DE&I 101’ List
August 20, 2021
Frank Warren, Park Place Technologies Regional Vice President of Sales (West), has been named to Channel Futures’ first-ever “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 101” list. The list honors 101 global individuals are working to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the Information Communications Technology (ICT) channel.
“Frank has done an amazing job of giving life to a complex and challenging initiative,” said Park Place President and CEO Chris Adams. “It is an immense challenge to incorporate so many voices, and Frank has championed that challenge with great success!”
Individuals named to this first list come from around the globe. Occupations run the gamut from company founders and CEOs to customer advocates and marketing coordinators.
“The publication of this list represents a milestone for the ICT industry and channel,” said Robert DeMarzo, vice president of content, Informa Tech Channels. “It raises the visibility of individuals who are truly at the center of change in the industry. These individuals are propelling their organizations forward when it comes to innovation, business growth and customer/supplier connections. The Channel Futures team is proud of its role in bringing this list to market recognizing such a great group of individuals.”
As a Park Place RVP, Frank is responsible for all revenue-generating functions across Western North America. His top priority is to generate revenue through new customer acquisition and existing customer expansion, leveraging direct and indirect channels of distribution. He is currently responsible for developing, retaining, and growing the existing sales team while executing against the sales plan.
A Park Place employee for more than nine years, Frank is also Global Program Director for the Park Place Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiative, “Dimensions.” Dimensions was conceptualized and brought to life through Frank’s yearlong efforts collaborating with executive leadership, HR, Marketing and other departments. Dimensions currently consists of nine subcommittees, including Women in Leadership, People of Color in Leadership, Pride, Philanthropy and Culture Celebrations.
“Frank saw a need and took action to lead and provide structure to Park Place DE&I efforts,” said Bob Sims, Park Place Chief Human Resources Officer.
“I am honored and humbled to be a part of a very special group of individuals who are stepping up and paving the way for DE&I in our industry,” Warren said. “I am grateful to be recognized and for a strong team surrounding me. Dimensions wouldn’t be where it is today without the passionate and driven people who have been with me every step of the way. I look forward to continuing to do my part to make a positive impact in our industry and culture at Park Place!”
Nominations for the first-ever DE&I 101 list were solicited on the Channel Futures website between April 15 and June 15. Members of the Channel Futures editorial team thoroughly reviewed all submissions with input from advisory board members.
“It’s been proven that a diverse workforce can make a company more innovative, productive and profitable,” said Kelly Danziger, general manager, Informa Tech Channels. “Our industry is constantly evolving to keep pace with advances in information and communications technologies and the workplace structure. It’s essential that the industry and the channel also evolve in step with the workplace demographics. Beyond making good business sense, it’s the right thing to do.”