Michael Rogers to lead as new Channel Chief, CrowdStrike

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Mumbai: Cybersecurity technology CrowdStrike has named Michael Rogers to be the company’s new Channel Chief.

The company elevated Michael Rogers to the top position of VP – Global Business Development, Channel and Alliances in place of Mathew Polly. The company said Roger will lead as the highest-ranking Channel and Alliances Officer and its overall Channel lead.

Prior to his elevation, Rogers was leading CrowdStrike in the role of the Global VP, Partner and Alliance Sales.

Matthew Polly, former channel chief of CrowdStrike, chief, will take up a new high-growth, partner-centric executive sales leadership role as VP of North America mid-market sales, The mid-market segment has critical ties to the channel – remaining focused on servicing and growing CrowdStrike’s channel partner program.

For the fiscal year 2022, CrowdStrike reported a record quarter for its partner ecosystem with partner-sourced ending ARR growing 83% year-over-year. The MSSP business growing more than 200% year-over-year, along with significant traction with its worldwide network of technology alliances, cloud service providers (CSPs), global system integrators (GSIs) and telcos.

As the newly-appointed channel officer with 25 years of experience, Michael Rogers has spent his career dedicated to working with partners in the cybersecurity industry. Rogers’ experience is a direct result of coming up through the sales ranks in cybersecurity organisations.

Prior to CrowdStrike, Rogers held executive leadership positions directly supporting alliances and partnerships in McAfee and Sophos.

“Michael Rogers has proven to be a great leader and advocate for CrowdStrike, our partners and our customers, and no one has played a bigger role in growing our channel program over the past few years,” said Jim Seidel, Chief Sales Officer – CrowdStrike.

“In a rapidly changing cybersecurity landscape, Michael has always championed a one-team-one-fight approach to helping our customers – bringing to bear the best of CrowdStrike and the unique value of our partners into some of the most critical areas of security. He’s the perfect choice to lead into the next chapter of partner growth,” added Seidel.

“The difference with CrowdStrike – and why we’ve been able to bring together such an elite network of partners – is that we’ve always advocated for an ecosystem approach that puts customers at the centre of our program,” said Michael Rogers, VP – Global Business Development, Channel and Alliances, CrowdStrike.

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