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Bob Gagnon, Vice President of Thycotic, Recognized as CRN® 2020 Channel Chief for 10th Time in His Career

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Written by Kali Linette

February 10th, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 10, 2020 – Thycotic, provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions for more than 10,000 organizations worldwide, including 25 of the Fortune 100, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Bob Gagnon, Vice President of Channel Sales for the Americas, to its 2020 list of Channel Chiefs. This marks the 10th time Bob has received this prestigious award which recognizes the top vendor executives who continually demonstrate exemplary leadership, influence, innovation, and growth for the IT channel. 

Thycotic’s channel transformation from on-premise to cloud PAM leadership continues unabated into 2020 due to the delivery of Privilege Access Management by way of partners, which has been at the core of Bob Gagnon’s successful channel strategy. By placing Thycotic and its partners squarely at the center of the enterprise as both a leader and enabler of value creation, he’s kept to the firm belief that customer experience and partner experience are inexorably linked to driving rapid adoption through the partner ecosystem. 

With this ethos as his guide, Bob has invested heavily in infrastructure and support systems that enhance the partner engagement experience while directing his teams to foster a culture that brings out the best in joint collaboration toward the common goal of delivering the very best in cybersecurity solutions.  

“Bob is a seasoned executive who has demonstrated time and again that channel partners are key to our growth and success,” said Jim Legg, CEO of Thycotic. “We are exceedingly excited that Bob has been recognized as a CRN Channel Chief for the 10th time in his career while earning five of those awards at Thycotic. Our company, as well as our partner community, is that much better off for having him lead our channel strategy.” 

CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list honors the distinguished leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies and partnerships. 

The 2020 Channel Chiefs have shown outstanding commitment, an ability to lead, and a passion for progress within the channel through their partner programs. The Channel Chief honorees were chosen by the CRN editorial staff for their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments in driving the channel agenda and evangelizing the importance of channel partnerships.

“The IT channel is undergoing constant evolution to meet customer demands and changing business environments,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Channel Chiefs work tirelessly, leading the industry forward through superior partner programs and strategies with a focus on helping solution providers transform and grow. Our team here at The Channel Company congratulates these outstanding individuals for their dedication to the channel.”

CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2020 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.

Heading to RSA® Conference, February 24 – 28, 2020, in San Francisco? Visit Thycotic booth #655 in the South Hall and you could #DriveAwayFromRSA in the CEO’s Jeep! Not attending? Join the conversation virtually with Thycotic CISO, Terence Jackson, on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. (PT), as he participates in the live video panel, “The Changing Face of Compromise,” presented by BrightTALK.

 

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