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
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
"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
- 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
- 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 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.
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.