AchieveUnite Announces 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Celebrating those who push the limits of what’s possible in the IT Industry


Alexandria, VA (December 18, 2020)  AchieveUnite, the premier partnering education and consulting company for the IT and Telecom industry, has selected two recipients for their inaugural AchieveUnite Lifetime Achievement Award.

AchieveUnite is proud to present their first Lifetime Achievement Awards to industry leaders Ron Rohner and Bob O’Malley. This award recognizes the remarkable accomplishments of these recipients and all they have done to make a positive and lasting impact on the community and environment of the Channel.

Ron Rohner, who some refer to as the Godfather of Channel, is a true professional, and one of the early scholars and thought leaders in the channel.  He coined many terms that people now use as industry standard – including the partner business proposition.  Ron is known for his extraordinary selflessness, low ego, and true respect for industry colleagues and the facts. He built Rohner & Associates as a top channel consulting firm of industry professionals, and a company where thought leaders could work, then return to corporate roles smarter than before. Ron reads everything and is a voracious researcher, as well as financial and industry analyst. Ron is extraordinarily generous with his knowledge, time, and his investment in CEOs, CROs, and Channel Chiefs. He has built a loyal team of deeply knowledgeable experts around him as well.

According to Taylor Pohlman, a longtime friend and business colleague, “Ron has been an incredibly loyal and honest friend for over 40 years; and he’s one of the most thorough industry experts and is brutally honest and diligent in his company’s conclusions with clients.”

Theresa Caragol, founder and president of AchieveUnite explains, “Ron Rohner is a mentor to me personally, a trusted advisor to our company, a business partner, and a dear friend. We’re honored to offer him our first LifeTime Achievement Award.”

Robert (Bob) O’Malley is considered by many to be one of the most forward-thinking channel thought leaders in our industry. He has consistently succeeded in his career through groundbreaking innovations and ideas in the channel and in the tech industry. Bob O’Malley has lead manufacturers, developers, distributors and integrators as CEO at Immersion, Pinacor and SED, and as President of Intermec Technologies and MicroAge, as well as General Manager and other senior executive positions. He specializes in the development of IT-oriented channels of sales, support and distribution.

“Bob is a brilliant business man, a phenomenal leader, a great story teller, and a teacher. Dedicated to services, education and development of others, Bob fosters collaboration between higher education and industry. He is a role model, a mentor, a trusted advisor, and I am eternally grateful for his guidance and time. We are proud to offer him the first LifeTime Achievement Award from AchieveUnite,” Theresa Caragol said about the 2020 LifeTime Achievement Award recipient.


About AchieveUnite Inc.
AchieveUnite Inc. is a partner performance company that offers proven Consulting services and Education programs that deliver business transformational services. Everything we do is rooted in our ground-breaking research around Partner LifeTime Value® and our Vendor Maturity Index (VMi™) which deliver measurable insights and strategies into channel success. Our education programs develop both EQ and IQ skills in channel leaders that promote the inclusion, collaboration, and strategic skills required for success in today’s world.