Woburn, MA – August 11, 2014 – Kaspersky Lab North America today announced that Chris Doggett, Managing Director, has been named to the prestigious 2014 CRN Top 100 list as a Top 25 Sales Leader. CRN’s annual Top 100 list salutes the key players who continue to shape the way the channel does business. These 100 leaders, hand-picked by the CRN Editorial staff, represent the top influencers, sales leaders, innovators and disruptors in the IT channel.
It’s no secret that Chris has a deep understanding of the most crucial factors of leading a successful business. As a true testament to his expertise in sales leadership, Chris was appointed Managing Director, Kaspersky Lab North America in April 2014, and now oversees all the company’s functions and objectives.
Since that time, Chris has led the company in its vision for increasing sales to large organizations and strategic plans for expansion in the enterprise IT security market and the immediate results speak for themselves. In North America for the first half of 2014, Kaspersky Lab enterprise sales were up 22 percent YoY and sales to large enterprises were up 53% YoY. These results put Kaspersky Lab North America in a position for even further expansion throughout the rest of 2014 and beyond.
The CRN Top 100 list is based on feedback gathered from technology solution providers throughout the year by CRN editors with rankings reflecting each company’s channel influence, effectiveness and visibility, along with its business and sales impact on the IT channel. Among the criteria considered are channel sales volume, channel investment and resources, channel advocacy, and performance in research projects conducted by The Channel Company's CRN Intelligence research arm, including its esteemed Annual Report Card and Channel Champions reports.
Chris Doggett, Managing Director
Kaspersky Lab North America
“In Kaspersky’s seventeen year history, we’ve remained deeply committed to our partners and growing our businesses together – it’s at the core of our business strategy. This award, coupled with the results for the first half of 2014, is a true testament to the success and value of that business strategy. With a 100 percent channel model and leaders who have worked for both vendors and channel firms, there is no reinvention of the wheel: it’s about listening to our partners and delivering what they need, and the results will speak for themselves. As we continue down the path of success, our partners will continue to be our guides and companions in the journey.”
Robert Faletra, CEO
The Channel Company
“The CRN Top 100 list is the ‘Who’s Who’ of the IT channel. Each individual on this list has left an indelible stamp on the IT channel this year. Some are industry veterans with innovative leadership styles. Others are rising stars who have demonstrated a deep commitment to the channel. All deserve recognition for helping push the channel forward toward new market opportunities."
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 16-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
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