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Ken McCray is Head of Channel Sales and Operations for the Americas at McAfee. In this role, McCray is responsible for all channel-related business, generating revenue exceeding $1 billion. McCray is nearing 30 years of experience in the high-tech industry and is a highly respected channel veteran with a wealth of field expertise.

Over the years McCray has been recognized for countless industry awards. Most recently, he was named one of CRN’s 2018 Top 50 Most Influential people and 2018 Top 25 Channel Chiefs.

McCray began his career at McAfee in 1993 as a Channel Account Manager. During his tenure, he has been known for many milestones in transforming the channel organization. Some of those milestones include: creation of the accelerated deal registration program and portal, which is now used globally by over 30,000 partners; expanding our routes-to-market through McAfee Security Innovation Alliances and Managed Services Providers; and launching the Partner Care team in Bangalore to provide back-office support to more than 8,500 reseller partners and distributors. Additionally, McCray is an advocate for diversity and equality in the technology industry and serves as McAfee’s executive sponsor of Women of the Channel.

McCray received his bachelor’s in computer science from DeVry University and an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology.

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The McAfee Americas Channel Promise

In my 26th year at McAfee, my fourth leading the Americas Channel Organization, I wanted to take a step back and ask my team a few questions: What does being a part of the McAfee Channel team mean to our partners, to our company, and to our channel employees? Why ...

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PACE – People, Alignment, Culture, and Execution

McAfee was founded in 1987, and at 32 years old, we’re moving faster than ever before with more precision, agility, and innovation. With McAfee’s expected growth in 2019 as the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, we recognize the need to ensure that the Americas Channel Team is sharply focused. As I’ve met ...

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2018 Americas Partner Summit

The Americas Partner Summit 2018 was held on Tuesday, October 16 at MPOWER Cybersecurity Summit. It was a day filled with McAfee and partner leadership coming together to collaborate on McAfee’s partner strategy, product portfolio, programs, and more. Here are some of the highlights: The Audience 338 partners 225 VAR, ...

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McAfee Honors 25 Partners with Awards for Excellence & Innovation in Security

Today McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, announced the winners of its distinguished Partner Awards. The awards ceremony, hosted at McAfee’s Americas Partner Summit in Las Vegas, recognized partners who demonstrated the embodiment of three foundational pillars of the McAfee Partner Program: strategic relationships, profitable partnerships and driving better customer outcomes. ...

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Securing Data Together

At McAfee, we value keeping customers at the core of our business. We deeply care about serving our clients and partners with excellence and we actively work to implement changes based on their suggestions. One of the ways we receive this feedback is through The Channel Company’s Annual Report Card ...

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Reaching GDPR: A Partner Approach

As Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and Fellow at McAfee says, “It’s critical that businesses do everything they can to protect one of the world’s most valuable assets: data.” Whether your organization achieved compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the enforcement date on May 25, or still has a ...

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Women in the McAfee Channel

At McAfee, we work hard to advocate and empower women in what remains a male-dominated industry. Women currently make up less than 20 percent of U.S. tech jobs, despite making up more than half of the U.S. workforce, according to recent data compiled by virtual event solutions company, Evia. Considering ...

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International Women’s Day in the Channel

I have had the privilege of working with many exceptional people over the course of my career. For International Women’s Day this year, I wanted to feature some of the dedicated and talented women I have the opportunity to work with in the Channel. The following individuals have great advice ...

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McAfee Sales Kick Off: Play to Win

As we approach the end of our first full year as a standalone company, we also just concluded the first Sales Kick-Off (SKO) as the new McAfee. I am happy to report that the initial excitement of the spin-off is still going strong and we are looking forward to the ...

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Bringing Security to the Cloud and Beyond

I remember talking about cloud computing years ago as something in the future or as an “experiment,” knowing that one day it would be our everyday reality. Now, we’re there. Just ask yourself how many cloud applications you have on your smartphone or tablet to prove it. Cloud computing is ...

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