Sophos’s Michael Rogers recognized as Channel Chief by CMP Channel's CRN

February 25, 2008 Sophos Press Release

Michael Rogers, Vice President of Channel Sales
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 activities.

"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.

About CRN

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 professionals.

About CMP Channel

CMP Channel is the 'one 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

CMP Technology is a marketing 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.