McAfee Executives Named “Security Superstars” and “Channel Chiefs”
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 01, 2010 - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today announced several of its executives received top honors from Everything Channel’s CRN magazine. Named on the list of 2010 Security Superstars were such executives as Alex Thurber, senior vice president of worldwide channel operations; Fernando Quintero, McAfee vice president of channel sales and operations for the Americas; and David Marcus, director of security research and communications. Thurber and Quintero were also recognized in the eighth annual Channel Chief awards.
“We’ve named 2010 the year of the partner at McAfee to maintain company-wide focus on developing a world-class channel organization,” said Thurber. “We continue to expand our channel program and have implemented several new initiatives such as Margin Advantage and Enablement Advantage to help partners be more successful and profitable.”
The 2010 Security Superstars list was created by Everything Channel’s editorial team and includes leading thinkers, researchers and executives in the information security industry. McAfee team members were chosen as Security Superstars for their efforts and accomplishments in enhancing their channel program.
“According to the 2010 CRN State of the Market survey, security was the number one technology that solution providers were expected to add this year to grow their bottom line,” said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel. “Protecting networks and data is an important business challenge for companies large and small and a huge opportunity for the solution provider community. Our list has been created as the definitive security guide for the solution provider community. We congratulate all of the individuals included on the list.”
Everything Channel’s CRN also named Thurber and Quintero to its Channel Chiefs list this year for their focus on communications outreach and performance-based programs for partners. Both Thurber and Quintero successfully executed channel initiatives to expand partner engagement and productivity.
For the eighth consecutive year the Channel Chiefs were chosen by Everything Channel’s editorial team on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities.
For additional information on the either the CRN Security Superstar or Channel Chief lists, visit www.channelweb.com. Both lists were published in the February 22, 2010 issue.
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