Channel Chiefs

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


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.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Software Market Reality Check

Can new UiPath Channel Chief Chris Weber (hired from Microsoft) & partners such as Accenture, Deloitte & PwC re-accelerate UiPath revenue growth rates?

Channel E2E Podcast Series

Podcast: Amy Luby Explains Acronis MSP Partner Community Strategy

How is Acronis engaging MSP partners to mitigate risk & boost cyber protection services? Amy Luby provides answers & next Acronis community steps for 2022.

Appgate Hires Cisco Veteran to Drive MSP Channel Partner Sales

Marc Inderhees describes how Appgate will empower MSP partners for Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) security market.

Gavriella Schuster Joins Open Systems Board Amid MDR Security Push

Former Microsoft Channel Chief Gavriella Schuster joins Open Systems board amid Managed Detection & Response (MDR) security push.

AWS re:Invent 2021 Live Blog: MSP and Cloud Partner News

AWS re:Invent 2021 channel partner & alliance news involving Accenture, A-LIGN, Datadog, Dell EMC, HPE, HYCU, Kasten by Veeam, Rubrik, Zerto & more.

Dell: No Plans to Go Private, Explores Selective Acquisitions

Dell Technologies will remain publicly held, make selected acquisitions, pay down debt & introduce a stock dividend, CEO Michael Dell said.

Gradient MSP Hires Dave Goldie as VP of Channel

Cytracom & IT Glue veteran Dave Goldie joins Gradient MSP. Billing automation software for MSPs nears launch. Leg Up 2021 MSP conference confirmed.