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VP and Head of Channels and Alliances

Chris Westfall

Chris brings global experience building partner networks to his role as Vice President and Head of Channels and Alliances at Paylocity. Further, Chris’ experience in software spans a variety of industries, including automotive, financial services, education and healthcare, with extensive experience delivering sales, services and support through indirect channels and alliances. 

Prior to joining Paylocity, Chris held a variety of leadership positions at global higher education software leader Ellucian, including VP Cloud and Corporate Development, VP Global Cloud Services, and VP Partnerships, where he grew revenue and margin, and improved operating performance to drive scale and quality of service to customers and partners globally. Prior to successfully launching a couple technology start-ups, Chris began his career in channels and alliances at Requisite Technology, developing a partner network in Japan, contributing nearly 20% of company revenue. 

Chris’ Board experiences include Topplers, a non-profit enabler; the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association; and ISV advisory boards at AWS and Oracle. He earned a B.A. in Communication from the University of Puget Sound and a M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Iowa.