February 21, 2017

Kaspersky Lab North America’s Michael Canavan Recognized as 2017 CRN® Channel Chief

The Channel Company, has named Michael Canavan, senior vice president, B2B Sales, to its prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs.

Woburn, MA - February 21, 2017 – Kaspersky Lab announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Michael Canavan, senior vice president, B2B Sales, to its prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

With Canavan’s oversight, Kaspersky Lab has built upon its successful channel community over the past year and continues to be a 100 percent channel driven business. The company has doubled the support available to partners in the field, increased the number of partners who have completed trainings and certifications. In addition, Kaspersky Lab has recently announced updates to its channel partner program, which is designed to provide the company’s business partners with more rewards, one-on-one trainings and events, as well as additional regional support.

“This award is a great example of our consistent and continued dedication to our channel partners,” said Bill Cunningham, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Kaspersky Lab. “Michael Canavan’s drive and determination are key factors in our dynamic and strong partner community, and we are fortunate to have him leading our sales team at Kaspersky Lab North America.”

“The executives on our 2017 Channel Chiefs list have distinguished themselves by building strong partner programs, developing and executing effective business strategy and helping to advance the channel as a whole,” said Bob Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their achievements and look forward to their successes in the coming year.”

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis 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 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.

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About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.

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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