Sophos's Director of North American Channel Sales Named One of the Top 100 Most Influential Executives by Everything Channel's CRN

December 01, 2010 Sophos Press Release

Matt Fogelgren

Matt Fogelgren, Sophos director of North American channel sales

BOSTON – December 1, 2010 – Global IT security and data protection firm Sophos today announced that Matt Fogelgren, director of North American channel sales was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the industry by Everything Channel's CRN. Notably, Fogelgren was also honored by CRN as one of the Top 25 Most Innovative Executives for exuding innovation in technology and business strategy.

Fogelgren has contributed significantly in growing Sophos's North American sales in a highly competitive market by building new business, forging strong relationships with channel partners, and ensuring both partner and customer success. His more than 15 years of channel and sales experience include serving as regional sales manager at Cognos, a business intelligence and performance management solutions provider, which was acquired by IBM in 2008.

"It's truly an honor to be recognized as one of the industry's Top 100 Most Influential Executives and as a Top 25 Most Innovative Executive by CRN," said Fogelgren. "These accolades are a testament to Sophos's incredibly talented, devoted team, and a dedicated, engaged channel community committed to growing their business and helping customers by partnering with Sophos. I look forward to working with them as we continue evolving our uniquely rewarding channel program and elevating the Sophos brand in North America."

"As the IT channel continues to evolve, we salute the market influencers leading the charge for improvement to the overall health of the channel. Everything Channel's Top 100 Most Influential list recognizes those executives whose influence and innovation have made a positive impact on channel growth, leading to significant strides in the IT industry. From influential and innovative executives to sales leaders and channel mavericks, these 100 individuals have demonstrated the dedication, foresight and calculated risk-taking that makes us proud to be a part of the IT channel,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel.

The annual listing recognizes the executives who have changed the way the channel does business through engineering blockbuster acquisitions, developing breakthrough technology initiatives, and spearheading aggressive channel sales expansions to significantly alter the balance of power in the technology business. This year's list salutes the 25 Most Influential Executives – individuals who are focused on innovation, as well as consistency and those overcoming remarkable challenges; the 25 Channel Sales Leaders – hard-charging executives who are driving their indirect organization and partners forward with sales and marketing initiatives; the 25 Most Innovative Executives – individuals who exude innovation from either a technology or business strategy front; and the 25 Mavericks – executives whose brash and bold thinking is changing the rules of the channel.

The Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry were selected by the editors of CRN. Winners were announced in the November 29th issue of CRN. To read about the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry, go to www.crn.com.

About Everything Channel

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