In 2020, enterprises rapidly accelerated their digital transformation journeys, increasingly adopting cloud technologies to deal with the shift to remote work. As the complexity of these modern environments increased, so did their security and compliance risks.
Our award-winning Partner Program worked tirelessly this year to zero-in on what mattered most to our Partners, to quickly adapt to their customers’ evolved IT and security needs. Leading these efforts with great success was our Head of Channels, John Ryan. While John is never one to take credit, we thankfully have prestigious industry awards to showcase the amazing accomplishments he and his team have achieved.
Today, we’re thrilled to announce that John has been named a 2021 CRN Channel Chief! He’s recognized among the industry’s best who build, support and deliver superior partner programs and strategies.
John’s leadership has allowed the Guardicore Partner Program to enjoy unprecedented success and no one is more deserving of the honor. A few of the many highlights of Guardicore’s Partner Program over the last year include:
- 300% YoY growth in channel revenue
- 300% YoY growth in channel bookings
- 1000% YoY growth in channel pipeline
- Established a new Focus Partner Ecosystem that expanded into new verticals, offering free lab environments, technical enablement, and other marketing resources like whitepapers and webinars, resulting in 50% of FY2020 bookings
The annual Channel Chiefs list features the prominent leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies, programs and partnerships. All honorees are selected based on their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments as channel advocates.
According to CEO of The Channel Company Blaine Raddon, “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.”
John personifies all of these attributes in his tireless commitment to Guardicore and the rapid expansion of our Partner Program. Thank you, John, for all that you do. Congratulations, Chief!
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