Channel Chiefs

Channel chief news, executive moves, new hires & career developments involving hardware, software, cybersecurity, cloud & distribution companies.


Why the Time is Now for a White-Glove Approach to Partnerships

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Jonathan Eisner, VP of partners and alliances at Sovos, advocates for a white glove approach to channel partner programs.

Barracuda Hires Jason Beal as VP of Worldwide Partner Ecosystems

Barracuda hires Jason Beal — a veteran of Ingram Micro, Palo Alto Networks and AvePoint — as VP of worldwide partner ecosystems.

VMware Veteran Chad Reese Leads SolarWinds Global Channel Sales

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SolarWinds hires VMware veteran Brad Reese as president of Americas sales & global channel; customer retention improves after 2020 SolarWinds hack disclosure.

Kaseya Executive VP Seeks to Further Empower Datto’s MSP Partners

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Amid the countdown to DattoCon 2022, Kaseya Executive VP Dan Tomaszewski plans to extend Powered Services sales tools to Datto’s MSP partners.

Cyber Insurance Firm FifthWall Hires MSP Expert Wes Spencer

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FifthWall Solutions, a cyber insurance wholesaler/distributor to MSPs, hires Wes Spencer as VP and channel chief.

Mailprotector, Datto Veteran Matt Scully Joins Redstor as Channel Chief

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Redstor’s MSP-friendly software protects SaaS application data that resides in Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, Salesforce, Xero & more.

TitanHQ Hires Axcient, NinjaOne, MSP Veteran Tom Watson as Channel Chief

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TitanHQ, the email security platform provider, hires eFolder, Axcient & NinjaOne veteran Tom Watson as channel chief. Watson also is a former MSP owner.

Blackpoint Cyber Hires Datto Veteran Christine Gassman for MSP Security Partner Expansion

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Blackpoint Cyber seeks to further accelerate MDR (managed detection & response) & cybersecurity services for MSPs. Christine Gassman’s experience aligns well with those goals.

WatchGuard SVP Michelle Welch Outlines Next MSP Security Partnership Moves

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WatchGuard will blend organic R&D with acquisitions to further enhance WatchGuard’s Unified Security Platform capabilities for MSPs, Welch predicts.

OpsLevel Hires New Relic Veteran Todd Osborne to Drive Go-to-Market Strategy

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OpsLevel — a software platform that allows developers to track microservices, systems & tools — hires New Relic veteran Todd Osborne to drive sales.