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CrowdStrike Channel Executives Recognized as 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs
CrowdStrike’s Matthew Polly, Michael Rogers and Matt Kelly acknowledged for channel partner leadership across the industry
Sunnyvale, CA — February 11, 2019 — CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Matthew Polly, vice president of Worldwide Alliances, Channels and Business Development, Michael Rogers, vice president of Americas Alliances, and Matt Kelly, director of Public Sector Partner Sales, North America, to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization through their channel partners.
CrowdStrike’s awardees have demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to the company’s channel partner program. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.
“This validation from CRN speaks to the success of CrowdStrike’s partner-first approach as a fundamental part of our business model, ” said Matthew Polly, vice president of Worldwide Business Development and Channels. “Michael Rogers, Matt Kelly and myself are thrilled to be named to this prestigious list. We are dedicated to actively growing CrowdStrike’s global partner network through a combination of initiatives and enablement tools to better serve our global customer base.”
The Elevate Partner Program encompasses a “whole-ecosystem” approach based on six paths to partner engagement and profitability — Channel, Technology Alliances, MSSPs, OEMs, CrowdStrike Platform, and Cloud Procurements.
Under the leadership of Polly, Rogers and Kelly, partner relationships in both the private and public sectors have been strengthened through a variety of enablement tools and programs. Most recently, CrowdStrike announced new program tiers of its Elevate Partner Program. The evolved partner program allows reseller partners to further accelerate sales and offer partners additional revenue streams through partner-provided services, solutions, and other opportunities. CrowdStrike also announced a historic partnership with Dell and Secureworks to deliver endpoint security to enterprise and mid-markets on a massive scale.
“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, chief executive officer of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”
The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.
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