Michael Rogers, Vice President of Channel Sales at Sophos.
IT security and control firm Sophos today announced that Michael
Rogers has been named a 2008 Channel Chief by CRN, the flagship
publication of CMP Channel, an industry authority for technology
vendors and marketers operating in the solution provider channel.
CRN Channel Chiefs are recognized as influential executives who
consistently defend, promote, and execute effective programs and
strategies through, channel partners.
This is the sixth consecutive year that CRN has published the
Channel Chief list. Top Channel Chiefs were chosen based on
criteria including policy and program innovations made during the
past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through
partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the
channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel
"It's an honor to be named a Channel Chief by CMP Channel's
CRN," said Michael Rogers, VP of North America, Alliance, Channel
and OEM Sales at Sophos. "Since Sophos launched its 100% channel
strategy, the Sophos Partner Program has achieved great success and
has received recognition from the industry and partners alike for
many reasons; Sophos's unwavering commitment to working closely
with our partners and providing comprehensive pre- and post-sales
support, highly competitive margins, demand generation funding and
support, as well as our industry leading solutions, which enable
partners to grow their security businesses."
"Successful channel programs and strategies help fuel the
booming Solution Provider ecosystem, and each of this year's
Channel Chiefs should be applauded for building and advocating the
most successful of those programs and strategies," said Dan Dignam,
vice president and publisher of CMP Channel.
CRN provides solution providers
and technology integrators with the crucial information and
analysis they need to drive their company's sales. As an advocate
for, and voice of, the IT channel, solution providers turn to CRN
first for immediate information. With nearly 25 years of
experience, CRN is the most trusted source for channel
About CMP Channel
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stop shop' customers turn to in order to meet their global sales
channel objectives from access to execution. Through use of its
print products (which include CRN and VARBusiness), their
accompanying websites, the broader ChannelWeb network, the Group's
XChange worldwide face-to-face conferences and the Institute for
Partner Education and Development (IPED), vendors are able to
accelerate sales through the channel. CMP Channel provides a
worldwide answer to advertising, branding and marketing services,
lead generation, market intelligence, branded and custom events,
education of solution providers and best practices for vendors.
About CMP Technology
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solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its
market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has
earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any
other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of
access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers
and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP
Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media, a
global provider of news distribution and specialist information
services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.