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Horton is among top executives that were recognized at the 2015 Channel Partners Circle of Excellence Awards Ceremony on March 17th, 2015 in Las Vegas

Wilmington, DE – March 18, 2015 – Channel Partners magazine, a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom systems and services, is pleased to announce that Kirk Horton, Vice President of Channels and Partners for IPR has been selected as a winner of the 2015 Circle of Excellence Awards.

Circle of Excellence winners were honored during an awards ceremony on March 17 at the Spring 2015 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. These winners will be featured throughout the rest of 2015 on a special Channel Partners Immersion Center at

“Circle of Excellence honors executives for their vision, innovation and advocacy of the indirect channel during a time of transition,” said Art Wittmann, content director of Channel Partners. “This program recognizes IT and telecom channel leaders who are helping their partners create business value for their customers.”

Horton has 20 years of experience heading global channel sales programs. Prior to IPR, Horton was Vice President of Channels and Partners for Telx, a leading provider of interconnection and data center services in the U.S. While at Telx, he built the company’s channel program from the ground up. Currently spearheading the Fusion Partnership Program at IPR, Horton provides company partners with the resources they need to meet the ever-changing technology and solution demands in the market.

Channel Partners editors selected Circle of Excellence winners from applications submitted through January 15, 2015 detailing the candidate’s leadership in the industry, the channel or their company and highlighting their advocacy for channel support/resources within their own company.

About Informa

Informa is one of the world’s leading knowledge providers. We create and deliver highly specialized information through publishing, events, training, market intelligence and expertise, providing valuable knowledge to individuals, businesses and organizations worldwide including the emerging markets of India, China and South Africa.

Our Academic Publishing division publishes books and journals with over 93,000 titles available worldwide. Our expertise spans a broad range of sectors, from architecture, civil engineering, physics and law, to energy, nursing, education and health. We provide essential and world-class reference materials for academics and professionals, in addition to a host of handbooks and textbooks for students. Using the latest publishing technology, we deliver titles to customers in whatever format they choose.

Through our Business Intelligence division we offer a range of information services including breaking news and views, proprietary data and the latest research and analysis. By providing business critical information Business Intelligence delivers lasting advantage to companies, organisations and governments, enabling them to make valuable and profitable decisions in highly competitive international markets.

Our Global Events division complements the information services of Business Intelligence and Academic Publishing by providing vital face-to-face networking opportunities enabling companies and individuals to develop, improve and compete. In this global knowledge based economy, the emphasis is on being connected. This is where our standing as one of the world’s largest organisers of exhibitions, trade conferences and seminars comes into play. Informa produces over 3,000 events across the world every year, allowing communities to meet, share and develop ideas, profile new products and services, build relationships and, ultimately, do business.

About Channel Partners

For more than two decades, Channel Partners has been the leader in providing news and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the business technology industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services, associated CPE and applications as well as managed and professional services. Channel Partners is the official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Cloud Partners.

About IPR

IPR International (“IPR” – The Information Protection & Recovery Company) is a leading global IT infrastructure and technology company that provides clear solutions to the complex IT problems facing businesses today. IPR’s clients hand-pick the precise combination of disaster recovery, colocation, secure cloud, virtual desktop solutions, managed services, hosted PBX, hosted call center, help desk support, and VoIP they require to ensure that their data is secure, protected, and accessible whenever and wherever they need it. IPR is committed to making IT infrastructure easy to manage and use, cost effective to scale, and superior in reliability, security, and flexibility. Through a full suite of business continuity services, we deliver computing power for IT departments that support billions of dollars in revenue for their businesses in 47 countries.

For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @iprsecure.

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