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29 - Structuring Partner Programs as an Entrepreneurial Pursuit: A Dissertation by Dorian R Kominek

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Our guest, Dorian Kominek, realized the pursuit of partnering and partner programs was in need of a foundational framework.
So she has set out to work on changing the minds of partnering organizations to rethink their approach to partner program development.
Guest bio:
From Channel Manager, to Strategic Partnerships Manager, to Head of Partnerships, Dorian has spanned the partnerships arena for some years before deciding to make an interesting contribution to those who have established partner programs, or are planning to establish one.
She’s here with us today to discuss key ideas from her dissertation: Channel Partner Program Development As An Entrepreneurial Pursuit.
Find the dissertation here:
https://partnershiphero.ca/#research?ref=mgx-pd-bzspt
Or check out Dorian's YouTube channel here: https://youtube.com/@InnovationSensation?si=cM0WVttV1UqN-aRf
Chapter markers:

(01:00) Guest intro
(06:20) How to attain organizational alignment for supporting channel partner program development as an entrepreneurial venture
(08:34) Best practices for development of a channel partner program in accordance with entrepreneurial literature
(11:04) Embracing entrepreneurial thinking to foster innovation for partner program development
(13:02) Work discretion, autonomy for the partnership person you hire & trusting them
(13:47) Not enough financial support is one or budgetary support. But also time is a huge one
(14:59) Rewards and reinforcements: If you're hiring an entrepreneurial person, you need to reward them
(16:11) Serving partners as we do customers + aspects of the partner experience (PX)
(18:25) Survey results & the most commonly cited entrepreneurial factors necessary for success
(20:41) Role of partner segmentation in the partner experience
(22:55) Role of empathy in creating a partner program
(24:50) Partner programs, as an entrepreneurial venture, and the value to partners
(26:10) Type of partners to target in the partner program
(27:50) Key resources required to run a successful channel program
(29:35) What impact do you hope this report will leave on organizations with partner programs?
(31:21) 67% of partner professionals say their biggest challenges are internal at their organization

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This production is brought to you by Magentrix ✨💜
Magentrix is a pioneer in platforms for partner ecosystem management and partner relationship management 🤝

If you haven't already, please like 👍 & subscribe! ✅ And if you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ https://apple.co/3HcqSsm See instructions to do so at the end of the episode.
To learn about Magentrix PRM, please visit www.magentrix.com
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Podcast Credits:
Host: Paul Bird
Executive Producer: Fereshta Nouri
Content & Research: Fereshta Nouri
Graphics & Branding: Fereshta Nouri

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Our guest, Dorian Kominek, realized the pursuit of partnering and partner programs was in need of a foundational framework.
So she has set out to work on changing the minds of partnering organizations to rethink their approach to partner program development.
Guest bio:
From Channel Manager, to Strategic Partnerships Manager, to Head of Partnerships, Dorian has spanned the partnerships arena for some years before deciding to make an interesting contribution to those who have established partner programs, or are planning to establish one.
She’s here with us today to discuss key ideas from her dissertation: Channel Partner Program Development As An Entrepreneurial Pursuit.
Find the dissertation here:
https://partnershiphero.ca/#research?ref=mgx-pd-bzspt
Or check out Dorian's YouTube channel here: https://youtube.com/@InnovationSensation?si=cM0WVttV1UqN-aRf
Chapter markers:

(01:00) Guest intro
(06:20) How to attain organizational alignment for supporting channel partner program development as an entrepreneurial venture
(08:34) Best practices for development of a channel partner program in accordance with entrepreneurial literature
(11:04) Embracing entrepreneurial thinking to foster innovation for partner program development
(13:02) Work discretion, autonomy for the partnership person you hire & trusting them
(13:47) Not enough financial support is one or budgetary support. But also time is a huge one
(14:59) Rewards and reinforcements: If you're hiring an entrepreneurial person, you need to reward them
(16:11) Serving partners as we do customers + aspects of the partner experience (PX)
(18:25) Survey results & the most commonly cited entrepreneurial factors necessary for success
(20:41) Role of partner segmentation in the partner experience
(22:55) Role of empathy in creating a partner program
(24:50) Partner programs, as an entrepreneurial venture, and the value to partners
(26:10) Type of partners to target in the partner program
(27:50) Key resources required to run a successful channel program
(29:35) What impact do you hope this report will leave on organizations with partner programs?
(31:21) 67% of partner professionals say their biggest challenges are internal at their organization

----

This production is brought to you by Magentrix ✨💜
Magentrix is a pioneer in platforms for partner ecosystem management and partner relationship management 🤝

If you haven't already, please like 👍 & subscribe! ✅ And if you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ https://apple.co/3HcqSsm See instructions to do so at the end of the episode.
To learn about Magentrix PRM, please visit www.magentrix.com
______
Podcast Credits:
Host: Paul Bird
Executive Producer: Fereshta Nouri
Content & Research: Fereshta Nouri
Graphics & Branding: Fereshta Nouri

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