Skyport Systems’ Phil Alexander Named 2016 CRN® Channel Chief

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--()--Skyport Systems, the industry’s first security-embedded platform to protect mission-critical IT and data assets, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Phil Alexander, director of channel business development at Skyport Systems, 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.

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.

Since joining Skyport Systems in 2015, Alexander has structured and led the rapid growth and acceleration – from zero to 22 worldwide strategic reseller partnerships – of Skyport’s channel partner program. Also responsible for profitability and demand generation, Alexander’s team offers top VARs and MSSPs a variety of compelling security business, service and support opportunities.

"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,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, 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 incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”

“To be named a CRN Channel Chief and counted among the company of some of the most accomplished leaders in the channel is quite an honor,” said Alexander. “Skyport Systems’ growth would not have been possible without the support of our team and our partners.”

“The commitment of our channel partners to the success of our mutual customers is impressive,” said Art Gilliland, CEO of Skyport Systems. “This award recognizes Phil’s leadership in building a channel program that not only supports a focus on customer success, but that also ensures the profitable growth of our partners' businesses.”

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.

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About Skyport Systems

The Skyport SkySecure platform provides secure enclaves that protect key business applications without compromising performance. Skyport has rearchitected the x86 hardware and software stack into a turnkey, trusted system with embedded security. Data stays on premises, while Skyport’s cloud-based management verifies and documents continuous enforcement. Skyport is funded by Sutter Hill Ventures and Intel Capital. For more information: www.skyportsystems.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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Contacts

Mindshare PR for Skyport Systems
Jennifer Guerra, 831-334-0489
Jennifer@mindsharepr.com
or
The Channel Company
Melanie Turpin, 508-416-1195
mturpin@thechannelco.com

Release Summary

CRN names Phil Alexander, director of channel business development at embedded-security startup Skyport Systems, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs.

Contacts

Mindshare PR for Skyport Systems
Jennifer Guerra, 831-334-0489
Jennifer@mindsharepr.com
or
The Channel Company
Melanie Turpin, 508-416-1195
mturpin@thechannelco.com