EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – February 8, 2021 – Arctic Wolf®, the leader in security operations, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Bob Skelley, Senior Vice President, Global Channels and Will Briggs, Vice President, Americas Channels and Program to its 2021 list of Channel Chiefs. The prestigious CRN® Channel Chiefs list, released annually, recognizes leading IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation, and growth.
As Senior Vice President of Global Channels, Skelley leads Arctic Wolf's channel organization, where he is responsible for overseeing Arctic Wolf's global distribution strategy and partner ecosystem. Bob provides Arctic Wolf with over 25 years of channel expertise in partner recruitment, enablement, and engagement gained from his leadership roles at Dell, Microsoft, The Channel Company, and EqualLogic.
As Arctic Wolf's Vice President of Americas Channels and Program, Briggs brings over a decade of experience in technology and security sales, focusing on strategic channel program development, distribution, and partner relationships and profitability. Will leverages his experience building award-winning channel programs to lead Arctic Wolf’s North American channel team and scale the company’s partner program, including MSP, Resale, distribution, and national partnerships.
"As a 100 percent channel organization, the success of Arctic Wolf is dependent on the success of our channel partners and our partner program," said Nick Schneider, President, Arctic Wolf. "Under the leadership of Bob and Will, membership in our partner program grew by over 250% last year, and the success our partners had in selling our security operations solutions played a direct role in Arctic Wolf becoming the first Managed Detection and Response (MDR) vendor to achieve a valuation of over $1 billion."
The 2021 Channel Chiefs are prominent leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies, programs, and partnerships. All honorees are selected by CRN's editorial staff based on their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments as channel advocates.
"CRN's 2021 Channel Chiefs list includes the industry's biggest channel evangelists, a group of individuals who work tirelessly on behalf of their partners and drive growth through the development of strong partner programs and innovative business strategies that help bring business-critical solutions to market," said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. "The Channel Company is proud to recognize these channel influencers and looks forward to following their continued success."
CRN's 2021 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN® Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.
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Arctic Wolf® is the market leader in security operations. Using the cloud-native Arctic Wolf® Platform, we help organizations end cyber risk by providing security operations as a concierge service. Highly-trained Concierge Security® experts work as an extension of internal teams to provide 24x7 monitoring, detection and response, as well as ongoing risk management to proactively protect organizations while continually strengthening their security posture. For more information about Arctic Wolf, visit arcticwolf.com.
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