Will Briggs, vice president, Americas channel and program, recognized as a Channel Chief by CRN for a fourth consecutive year
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – February 9, 2022–Arctic Wolf®, a leader in security operations, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Bob Skelley, senior vice president, global channels, as one of the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, an award bestowed upon an elite subset of the prestigious 2022 CRN Channel Chiefs list. In addition, for the fourth consecutive year, Will Briggs, Arctic Wolf’s vice president, Americas channels and program, was named to the Channel Chiefs list. CRN’s annual Channel Chiefs project identifies top information technology (IT) channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate expertise, influence and innovation in channel leadership.
A panel of CRN editors selected the honorees for their channel dedication, industry stature and accomplishments as channel advocates. The 2022 Channel Chiefs are influential leaders who continue to shape the IT channel with innovative strategies, programs, and partnerships.
Individuals recognized among the exclusive 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs list have cultivated outstanding professional and channel achievements. Their leadership and influence can greatly impact the future IT community, driving progress and innovation while helping solution providers succeed.
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. Skelley most recently helped lead Arctic Wolf’s channel expansion into EMEA, where he brought Arctic Wolf’s partner-centric go-to-market model to Europe and oversaw the recruitment and hiring of the channel team across the region. In 2021, Skelley also helped to evolve Arctic Wolf’s award-winning channel program to provide security-minded and cloud-focused solution providers the opportunity to position themselves at the forefront of the security operations market.
As vice president of Americas channels and program, Briggs leads Arctic Wolf’s North American channel team and is responsible for scaling Arctic Wolf’s partner program, including managed service provider (MSP), resale, distribution, and national partnerships. In 2021, Briggs was responsible for the overhaul of Arctic Wolf’s channel partner program, which put an enhanced focus on investing in top-performing channel partners while outlining a clear path for partners of all sizes to grow with and expand their strategic relationship with Arctic Wolf.
The Arctic Wolf Partner Program delivers benefits, incentives, and sales resources that are designed to help channel partners drive new opportunities and grow recurring revenue streams. Arctic Wolf channel partners benefit from exceptional training resources, marketing and enablement tools, and technical support that enable them to offer valued security operations expertise to their end users. As a channel-first organization, Arctic Wolf is committed to providing its partner community with robust benefits and incentives, while ensuring mutual business success.
"Being a channel-first organization, the success of both our channel partners and our partner program are critical in helping us execute on our mission to end cyber risk,” said Steve Craig, Chief Sales Officer, Arctic Wolf. “Having Bob be recognized as one of the industry’s most influential channel leaders, and Will recognized for his continued evolution of our award-winning channel program is further validation of our commitment to bringing innovative security operations solutions to the channel community.”
“CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs recognition is given exclusively to the foremost channel executives who consistently design, promote, and execute effective partner programs and strategies,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We’re thrilled to recognize the tireless work and unwavering commitment these honorees put into fostering outstanding business innovation and building strong partner programs to drive channel engagement and success.”
CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, will be featured in the February 2022 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.
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Arctic Wolf® is a global leader in security operations, delivering a cloud-native security operations platform committed to the mission of ending cyber risk. Powered by threat telemetry spanning endpoint, network, and cloud sources, the Arctic Wolf Security Operations Cloud ingests and analyzes more than 1.9 trillion security events a week across the globe, enabling critical outcomes for most security use cases and optimizing customers’ disparate security solutions. Now deployed to more than 2,300 customers worldwide, the Arctic Wolf Platform delivers automated threat detection and response at scale, and empowers organizations to establish world-class security operations with the push of a button.
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