McAfee’s Ken McCray Recognized as 2019 CRN® Channel Chief

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McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Ken McCray, head of Americas channel sales and operations at McAfee, to its exclusive list of the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs for 2019. The top executives on this annual list are part of an elite group of leaders who drive the channel agenda and evangelize the importance of channel partnerships. This distinguished group is recognized for outstanding commitment to driving growth and revenue in their organization through partners, as well as extraordinary leadership in the channel as a whole.

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. Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding partner programs. However, only 50 of those were selected for the Most Influential list, each singled out for his or her prominent role in guiding and shaping the IT channel itself.

In 2018, McCray oversaw the launch of a new initiative that drove double-digit growth with managed security partners while establishing relationships with key cloud service providers. This initiative and resulting relationships led to new customers and increased bookings for MSPs and cloud service providers.

“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, CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”

“It’s a great honor to be recognized as one of the top 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs by CRN,” said McCray. “McAfee has made considerable progress in building a program that provides the right tools and processes to our partner community. As we set our sights on the future, we’ll continue to make investments to drive successful customer outcomes.”

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.

About McAfee

McAfee is the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company. Inspired by the power of working together, McAfee creates business and consumer solutions that make our world a safer place. www.mcafee.com.

McAfee technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software, or service activation. No computer system can be absolutely secure. McAfee® and the McAfee logo are trademarks of McAfee, LLC or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other marks and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

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Business Wire: 15:00 GMT Monday 11th February 2019

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