Sophos's Chris Doggett Recognized as a Channel Chief by Everything Channel’s CRN

March 09, 2009 Sophos Press Release

Chris! Chris Doggett, Director of Global Channel Programs at Sophos

IT security and Control firm, Sophos, today announced that Chris Doggett, Director of Global Channel Programs at Sophos has been named a 2009 Channel Chief by the Everything Channel's CRN. CRN Channel Chiefs are recognized as influential executives who consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.

For the seventh consecutive year, CRN has developed 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.

Under Chris' leadership, Sophos has made substantial investments in the channel by developing key initiatives. Sophos Channel Partners benefit from a number of programs and platforms and are supported pre - and post sales by dedicated channel account resources. Sophos offers partners guaranteed margins on deal registration, a custom partner online pricing, quoting and ordering system, financing program options via Sophos Financial Solutions, and extensive marketing support and comprehensive training programs.

"It's quite an honor to be named a Channel Chief by the Everything Channel's CRN," said Chris. "We've gone to great lengths to set our channel program up for success and to stand out from the pack. Sophos provides partners with new business opportunities, highly competitive margins and marketing and incentive programs. Sophos's unique co-selling model supports partners throughout the sales process - saving the partner time and money, therefore maximizing partner profitability."

"Effective channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel's voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships," said SVP/Editorial Director, Robert C. DeMarzo at Everything Channel. "This year's winners are strong channel advocates and we applaud them for their successful partner programs and strategies."

The Sophos Partner Program receives accolades from its partners and the industry:

Sophos Channel Partners

  • For the second consecutive year, Sophos was given the Best Field Engagement award in recognition for outstanding growth and supporting Softchoice's focus on improving efficiency and driving long-term cost savings on behalf of customers across North America

  • Insight Enterprises, Inc. named Sophos as one of its Top Sales and Profitability Partner in November 2008. Sophos receives award for Top Sales Growth and Profitability at Insight 2008 partner award ceremony

Industry Recognition

  • Sophos was named the Overall Winner in the VARBusiness 2008 Partner Programs Guide. Certified as a "Gold 5-Star" Sophos was awarded Silver 5-Star status for its expertise in "Support," "Marketing Support," "Partner Profitability," "Channel Operations" and "Partner Recruitment" Sophos certified by CMP Channel's VARBusiness as a Gold 5-Star Overall Winner

  • CRN recognized Sophos as having one of the industry's most influential channel executives. Michael Rogers, Vice President of North American Alliance, Channel & OEM Sales was recognized as Channel Chief by CMP Channel's CRN

Everything Channel

Everything Channel is the one-stop-shop for accessing, enabling and accelerating technology sales channels. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with an unparallel audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels. Through innovative sales and marketing solutions, Everything Channel arms the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.