Ken McCray

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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At MPOWER, New Tools Give Partners a Defensive Edge

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The months leading up to our MPOWER Cybersecurity Summit & Americas Partner Summit are the perfect time to roll up our sleeves and take a hard look at where we’ve been and, more important, where we’re headed. If my conversations with the McAfee partner community taught me one thing this ...

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McAfee Honors 19 Partners with Awards for Excellence in Security

Today in Las Vegas, we recognized stand out performance by handing out our annual partner awards. This year, 19 partners were selected out of the thousands of partners who we work with, and all demonstrate the embodiment of three foundational pillars of the McAfee Partner Program: strategic relationships, profitable partnerships ...


An Unmatched Customer Experience

I’ve been in this industry for over twenty years, and the advancements in cybersecurity over the last few years are unmatched. As an industry, we went from believing in a best-in-breed, siloed approach and now we understand our customers need a connected security architecture that can protect, detect, and correct. ...


Stopping Ransomware in Its Tracks

At every partner visit I have, I hear about ransomware – the malware that makes our customers’ files unusable until they pay off the attacker. It’s everywhere, hitting large and small businesses with equal disruptions and damage. And customers are begging for help in keeping ransomware out of their endpoints ...


McAfee Goes Back to the Future

As promised last week in my blog, Let the Great McAfee ENS 10.5 Migration Begin, I want to address a change that began six months ago and is now official– we’re now back to the future, to McAfee. I’ve talked to many partners, and your comments have been in line ...


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Since I started writing blogs last year, I’ve experienced some great interaction from the partner community – your perspectives, comments, questions, etc. It’s been a great way to connect with many of you. Over the next few weeks, starting today, I have some pretty big things on my mind that ...

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Taking Time to Find Resources

I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard a partner say, “I didn’t know you do that,” in reference to McAfee’s support or resources. While I make a joke about getting paid for the question, the reality is that it has to change. McAfee partners need to ...

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Keeping Kids Safe from Online Threats

As a father of three children and a professional in the IT Security industry, online safety for kids is something near and dear to my heart. Despite technology shortcomings and the occasional breach, enterprises are relatively well-equipped to detect and defend against the tens of thousands of new threats that ...

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Stepping Up to the Tech Training Challenge

The clock is counting down to the big annual Focus conference in Las Vegas, where McAfee will unveil a number of new products and initiatives to strengthen further our core strategy of providing technology that leverages automation and intelligence to elevate security and safeguard against ever-evolving threats. The road to ...

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