SAN MATEO, CA – February 12, 2018 – AlienVault®, a leading provider of Unified Security Management® and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Mike LaPeters, vice president of global channels at AlienVault, to its prestigious list of 2018 Channel Chiefs for the third consecutive year. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organization through channel partners.
Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2018 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.
“The executives on CRN’s 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel,” said Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. “These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief’s impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes.”
LaPeters joined AlienVault in December 2015 and has over 20 years of experience developing and driving the growth of sales and channel teams at security, storage and infrastructure software companies. As head of AlienVault’s global channel initiatives, LaPeters is focused on expanding its channel ecosystem of VARs, VADs and MSSP partners.
“I am so honored to have been named a Channel Chief by CRN for the third straight year,” said LaPeters. “AlienVault’s Partner Program enables leading VARs, system integrators, MSSPs and corporate resellers to sell and support AlienVault solutions and deliver compelling services powered by AlienVault USM in the global marketplace. The cornerstone of our channel program is a strong focus on enablement, and our commitment to supporting the unique goals of each partner is reflected in the stellar channel business growth we saw in 2017.”
The 2018 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 2018 issue of CRN.