CrowdStrike Channel Executives Recognized as 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs

CrowdStrike’s Matthew Polly, Michael Rogers and Matt Kelly
acknowledged for channel partner leadership across the industry

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection,
announced today that CRN®,
a brand of The
Channel Company
, has named Matthew Polly, vice president of
Worldwide Alliances, Channels and Business Development, Michael Rogers,
vice president of Americas Alliances, and Matt Kelly, director of Public
Sector Partner Sales, North America, 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.

CrowdStrike’s awardees have demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision,
and commitment to the company’s channel partner program. 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

“This validation from CRN speaks to the success of CrowdStrike’s
partner-first approach as a fundamental part of our business model,”
said Matthew Polly, vice president of Worldwide Business Development and
Channels. “Michael Rogers, Matt Kelly and myself are thrilled to be
named to this prestigious list. We are dedicated to actively growing
CrowdStrike’s global partner network through a combination of
initiatives and enablement tools to better serve our global customer

The Elevate
Partner Program
encompasses a “whole-ecosystem” approach based on
six paths to partner engagement and profitability — Channel, Technology
Alliances, MSSPs, OEMs, CrowdStrike Platform, and Cloud Procurements.

Under the leadership of Polly, Rogers and Kelly, partner relationships
in both the private and public sectors have been strengthened through a
variety of enablement tools and programs. Most recently, CrowdStrike announced
new program tiers
of its Elevate Partner Program. The evolved
partner program allows reseller partners to further accelerate sales and
offer partners additional revenue streams through partner-provided
services, solutions, and other opportunities. CrowdStrike also announced
a historic
partnership with Dell and Secureworks
to deliver endpoint security
to enterprise and mid-markets on a massive scale.

“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,
chief executive officer of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel
Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to
following their continued success.”

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.

About CrowdStrike®

CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection.
Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), the CrowdStrike Falcon®
platform offers instant visibility and protection across the enterprise
and prevents attacks on endpoints on or off the network. CrowdStrike
Falcon deploys in minutes to deliver actionable intelligence and
real-time protection from Day One. It seamlessly unifies next-generation
AV with best-in-class endpoint detection and response, backed by 24/7
managed hunting. Its cloud infrastructure and single-agent architecture
take away complexity and add scalability, manageability, and speed.

CrowdStrike Falcon protects customers against all cyber attack types,
using sophisticated signatureless AI and Indicator-of-Attack (IOA) based
threat prevention to stop known and unknown threats in real time.
Powered by the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™, Falcon instantly correlates 1
trillion security events a week from across the globe to immediately
prevent and detect threats.

There’s much more to the story of how Falcon has redefined endpoint
protection but there’s only one thing to remember about CrowdStrike: We
stop breaches.

You can gain full access to Falcon Prevent™ by starting your free

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