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Woburn, MA – February 7, 2022 – Kaspersky is pleased to announce that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Matthew Courchesne, head of channel for North America, to its 2022 Channel Chiefs list for the third consecutive year. CRN’s annual Channel Chiefs project identifies top IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate expertise, influence and innovation in channel leadership.

A panel of CRN editors selected the honorees for their channel dedication, industry stature and accomplishments as channel advocates. The 2022 Channel Chiefs are influential leaders who continue to shape the IT channel with innovative strategies, programs and partnerships.

Matthew continues to play a pivotal role in leading Kaspersky’s channel program. In the past year, he focused on tapping into new opportunities with MSPs, and as a result, realigned Kaspersky’s channel strategy by incorporating a dedicated MSP growth manager. This ultimately grew the company’s MSP partner base over 74% year over year. In addition, he made third party investments to focus on partner development and recruitment to expand the company’s reach in new partner ecosystems.

“It is with much pride that I accept this honor as a CRN Channel Chief for the third year in a row,” says Matthew Courchesne, head of channel for Kaspersky North America. “This year proved that with strategic thinking and a team dedicated to making our channel partner’s needs our first priority that we can continue to create and maintain meaningful relationships to keep partners safe, educated and motivated.”

“CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs recognition is given exclusively to the foremost channel executives who consistently design, promote, and execute effective partner programs and strategies,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We’re thrilled to recognize the tireless work and unwavering commitment these honorees put into fostering outstanding business innovation and building strong partner programs to drive channel engagement and success.”

CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2022 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 240,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at

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Kaspersky’s Matthew Courchesne Earns 2022 CRN Channel Chief Recognition

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