RICHARDSON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Armor, the leader in active cyber defense, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Mark Kornegay, senior vice president, Worldwide Channels & Field Sales, to its prestigious list of 2016 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.
Mark Kornegay, a driving force for Armor’s active cyber defense vision, plays an integral role in bolstering the company’s global channel footprint. During 2015, Armor experienced 15 percent growth in their partner community, while also increasing average revenue per user by 30 percent. To support partner growth, the company added additional human resources on both the channel development and marketing teams with an eye toward channel expansion in 2016.
In 2015, Mark was instrumental in launching Armor Anywhere and working alongside his team to formulate and nurture strategic alliances with Microsoft Azure and AWS, two of the largest cloud providers in the world. Additionally, Mark has been instrumental in the recruitment and development of Armor’s new enterprise sales team comprised of top talent spanning the IT security industry.
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 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.
The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.
Jared Day, President | Armor
“Mark continues to impress the Armor team with his strong work ethic, and the ability to identify highly qualified talent. His dedication to working with our channel and alliance partners was key in the success Armor experienced as we launched Armor Anywhere, a solution strengthening security postures within third-party cloud environments or an organization’s proprietary IT infrastructure. Armor’s channel partner strategy is rewarding as any organization leveraging a public cloud is a potential customer for our partners. The technology is innovative, the vision extraordinary and the execution confident. We at Armor are very proud of Mark and look forward to supporting him in his 2016 endeavors.”
Robert Faletra, CEO | The Channel Company
“We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy. 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 incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”
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The leader in active cyber defense, Armor offers customer-centric security outcomes for retail and eCommerce enterprises, healthcare organizations, payment leaders and financial institutions. Armor protects highly sensitive data for the most security-conscious companies in the world. With its proven cybersecurity approach and proprietary cloud infrastructure built specifically for security, compliance and performance, responsible businesses choose Armor to reduce their risk. For more information, visit armor.com or call 1-844-682-2858.