As COVID-related issues plague 2020, some individuals rose to meet these new challenges head-on, helping channel partners eager to address customer needs in what would become the ‘new business norm.’
One of them — SonicWall Vice President, Global Inside Sales and Installed Base Programs Jason Carter — has been named one of the CRN’s 100 People You Don’t Know But Should for 2020.
“This year has certainly had its hurdles, but it’s been amazing to be part of a concerted industry effort that provides the security solutions newly distributed networks desperately need,” said Carter. “I look forward to collaborating with existing partners, new recruits and distributors to solve new challenges as organizations face unprecedented, pervasive attacks.”
Based on feedback from leading solution providers and industry executives, the CRN editorial team uses the 100 People You Don’t Know But Should list to draw attention to those outstanding channel players who may not be household names, but still work tirelessly to keep their partners thriving and the IT channel growing.
“Managing a successful channel partner program today calls for a small army of people, but only a few Channel Chiefs tend to enjoy widespread recognition,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “With the 100 People You Don’t Know But Should, we are delighted to shine a spotlight on an exceptional group of unsung team members, giving them some of the acclaim they deserve for their indispensable contributions to channel success.”
Jason works as part of the SonicWall SecureFirst partner program, which consists of over 20,000 channel partners worldwide. The program provides real-time cyber-threat intelligence; education on current and emerging threats and the SonicWall solutions designed to address them; and an accreditation and certification capability that significantly accelerates our partner’s effectiveness and success. Since its inception, the program has administered 668,303 successful exams and more than 334,152 hours of training.