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Joe Sykora and Cristian Corabu of Bitdefender, Recognized as 2019 CRN® Channel Chiefs

February 2019


Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity company protecting over 500 million systems worldwide, announced today that CRN® , a brand of The Channel Company, has named Joe Sykora and Cristian Corabu to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs.

Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity company protecting over 500 million systems worldwide, announced today that CRN® , a brand of The Channel Company, has named Joe Sykora, VP Global Sales and Channels and Cristian Corabu, Senior Director Worldwide Enterprise Marketing, to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization through their channel partners.

 

Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

 

In 2018, the Bitdefender worldwide channel partner network grew more than 20%. The reasons for this exciting uptick are two-fold. First, a renewed Go To Market strategy expressly designed to support the market shift to Cloud and MSP partners. Second, the sustained dedication to providing resources that partners require like state of the art technology and technical support services.

 

“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”

“The underpinning of the impressive growth year of year of the Bitdefender Partner Advantage Network Program is our commitment to the ease of doing business,” said Cristian Corabu, Senior Director Worldwide Enterprise Marketing. “Whether it’s strategic marketing campaigns, reference program or support, our focus is to assist resellers in achieving higher profits.”

The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.