Chief Partner Officer

Chris Clinton

As chief partner officer at Sovos, Chris drives global partner revenue contributions through a combination of new opportunities and the expansion of current partnerships. Chris’ approach to leadership is built on open communication and collaboration, as well as leading with empathy and compassion, all while driving results. Building, managing and mentoring the team to succeed in their current roles while working with them to achieve roles they aspire to is a role he takes seriously.    

Chris understands that everyone on his team has a job to execute and that each partner in the ecosystem has a strategic place. His job is to maximize the output of everyone on the team and successfully manage each partner engagement.  

With more than 25 years of global partner expertise, Chris 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.  


When not in the office Chris is a dedicated family man who enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, often exploring outdoor locations and various adventures. He also has a competitive streak which he feeds by running in Spartan races, playing ice hockey, hiking and skiing.  


For more, you can visit Chris’ LinkedIn profile.