SANTA CRUZ, Calif – February 12, 2019 – Looker, a leading data platform company, today announced that CRN©, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Keenan Rice, vice president of global alliances and emerging markets at Looker, to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization through their channel partners.

Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

“Keenan has been core to Looker since the beginning, and under his leadership has grown our partner network from nothing to a worldwide ecosystem of over 300 technology and consulting partners,” said Frank Bien, CEO of Looker. “At Looker, we built a platform for data that is designed for third-party innovation and having a robust partner network allows us to continually grow this vision at scale with companies around the world.”

For over six years Keenan has led the Looker Partner Ecosystem, which is comprised of a trusted network of expert organizations that share the company’s belief that access to data and insights can transform a business. Keenan built this program from the ground up most recently leading a global expansion across six regions in EMEA and a launch in Tokyo for Japanese operations. In 2018, Keenan also oversaw the launch of the Looker platform into the partner ecosystem, which provides a myriad of opportunities for partners to develop solutions and IP that helps joint customers find value more efficiently and effectively.

“Our goal is to bring together the best of technology and consulting companies so we can empower humans through the smarter use of data,” said Keenan Rice, vice president of global alliances and emerging markets at Looker. “While I am honored to be recognized, I could have never come this far without my phenomenal team and remarkable partners who work together everyday to provide technologies and solutions to our customers that elevate expectations of what’s possible with data.”

“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”

The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.

Looker is the business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform part of the Google Cloud data and analytics suite. Transcending traditional BI, Looker powers data experiences that deliver actionable business insights at the point of decision and infuses data into products and workflows to allow organizations to extract value from data at web-scale. More than 2,000 industry-leading and innovative companies, such as Cisco, Sony, Amazon, Essence, Home Depot and IBM, have trusted Looker to power their data-driven cultures. For more information, visit Looker or Google Cloud and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding the expected performance and benefits of Looker’s offerings. The words "believe," "may," "will," "plan," "expect," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. If the risks materialize or assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. Risks include, but are not limited to Looker’s limited operating history and experience developing and introducing new products; risks associated with Looker’s rapid growth; Looker’s inability to realize value from its significant investments in its business, including product innovations and slower than anticipated growth in our market. Looker assumes no obligation to and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

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