Global IT security and data protection firm Sophos today announced that Director of North American Channel Sales Matt Fogelgren has been named a Channel Chief by Everything Channel's CRN. Channel Chiefs are leaders in creating effective channel programs for solution providers. They consistently defend, promote, and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.
Under Fogelgren's direction, Sophos continues to invest substantially in the Sophos Partner Program. Over the last year, Sophos:
- Rolled out the Sophos Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program to SMB Security Partners to help further maximize revenue growth opportunities
- Developed strategic partnerships with large, security-focused VARs, which increased the company's market share in the mid-market and enterprise market
- Earned Winner status for numerous Everything Channel's CRN awards, including:
ARC 2010: Top 10 Channel Partner Programs — Sophos continues to earn top accolades for channel program
Tech Innovator Awards 2010 — Sophos was named the Winner for Technology Innovation in endpoint security and commitment to its channel partners
Top 100 Most Influential Executives and Top 25 Most Innovative Executives for exuding innovation in technology and business strategy— Fogelgren earned a spot on each list in 2010
This year's Channel Chiefs were chosen based by Everything Channel editorial 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.
"I am thrilled to be named a Channel Chief for 2011 as some of the most incredibly talented and respected channel leaders in the industry are on the list," said Fogelgren.
"Sophos continues to work very closely and strategically with our partners so they can maximize sales opportunities and profits selling our solutions and services and minimize time spent on the backend of the sales process."
"Being named a Channel Chief is one of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry. This year's Channel Chiefs offer tremendous insight into the who's who of the Channel," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "Top channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel's voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships. We applaud this year's Channel Chiefs for their successful partner programs and strategies."
For additional information on the CRN Channel Chief list, visit www.crn.com. The Channel Chief list was published in the February 21, 2011 issue.
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Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.