Jumping Ship: 10 Channel Execs Who Swam To The Competition


9. Kendra Krause

In another steal by Sophos, Kendra Krause made the jump from vice president of channel sales and operations at Fortinet to the same role at Sophos in April. During her time at Fortinet, Krause was named a CRN 2013 Channel Chief for her work focusing the company's channel program on midmarkets and introducing new incentives and lead generation -- which she continues to focus on as Sophos' vice president of channel sales. While the work may be similar, Krause told CRN in April that the two companies take different approaches to their security solutions, and Sophos' is more unique in that it combines endpoint and gateway solutions to create a "complete solution for security." While not each other's main competition, Sophos and Fortinet both vie for channel sales in the security market.