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Blog | Feb 28, 2019

Chris Braden, VP, Global Channels and Alliances Recognized as 2019 CRN® Channel Chief

We are pleased to announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Chris Braden, Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization through their channel partners.

Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. 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.

Over the past year, Chris and team have created a robust enablement program for partners and designed and developed over a dozen hours of high-end content designed to train partners on how to sell and support eSentire services. Additionally, Chris spearheaded the launch of strategic partnerships and services with key alliance partners Cyxtera and Sumologic, and expanded our relationship with Carbon Black and other new partners across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

“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.”

“I am honoured to be recognized as a 2019 CRN Channel Chief,” said Chris Braden, Vice President, Global Channels and Partners. “eSentire is committed to offering a powerful, channel-ready MDR solution to help our partners answer the ever-evolving security needs of their customers.”

The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.

Akash Malhotra

Akash Malhotra

Technical Developer/Writer

With diverse knowledge of computer security, threat intelligence and front-end web development, Akash has worked with developing and documenting API libraries with, our open source threat intelligence aggregator.