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Woburn, MA – February 8, 2021 –Kaspersky is pleased to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Matthew Courchesne, head of channel for Kaspersky North America, to its exclusive list of the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs for 2021. In addition, for the second year in a row, Matthew has also been named on CRN’s list of Channel Chiefs for 2021. These prestigious lists recognize leading IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation, and growth.

As Head of Channel for Kaspersky North America, Matthew is responsible for spearheading programs for channel sales across the region. He is accountable for growing the company’s partner community and leading a team of sales professionals to increase market share in the corporate sector. Matthew brings more than a decade of sales and management experience in the computer software industry to the company.

“It is with great excitement that I accept this award as a Channel Chief for the second year running,” said Matthew Courchesne, head of channel for Kaspersky North America. “This year brought about unprecedented challenges for the channel; however, my team’s hard work and creativity allowed us to reach partners in new, engaging ways that ultimately strengthened our relationships. I am confident that moving forward, Kaspersky’s channel team will continue to adapt and evolve to the ever changing needs of our partner community, offering them the best products and services that the cybersecurity industry has to offer.”

The 2021 Channel Chiefs are prominent leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies, programs and partnerships. All honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff based on their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments as channel advocates.

“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,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The Channel Company is proud to recognize these channel influencers and looks forward to following their continued success.”

CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN® Magazine and online at

About Kaspersky

Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative 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 technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at

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Matthew Courchesne of Kaspersky Recognized as One of CRN’s 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs for 2021

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