CRN Exclusive: Forcepoint Names Former RES Software, Citrix Exec As New Global Channel Chief

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Jeremy Wittkop, CTO of InteliSecure, a Greenwood Village, Co.-based Forcepoint partner, said Flink's background of building successful channel programs should be a win for Forcepoint. 

Wittkop said Forcepoint has seen some "zigs and zags" when it comes to partners in the absence of a dedicated channel leader. He said he hopes Flink can drive a more strategic direction for partners and help take the partner program to the next level.

"John was a good guy and we had a great relationship. I'm looking forward to having that same relationship with Tom," Wittkop said. "It will be nice ot have someone at the top setting that strategic direction."

Wittkop said he would like to see Flink drive better awareness around the Forcepoint brand in the marketplace. He said Flink's background in the partner community and outside the security space should help with building the strategy around those areas.

"It's exciting. Having some new blood isn't always a bad thing," Wittkop said. "I'm excited for Forcepoint to have leadership that's been around the block a little bit."

Wittkop said InteliSecure's growth with Forcepoint is "looking at a big increase going into next year" and that the "pipeline has grown tremendously." He said he expects Flink will only help add to that growth in the coming year.

"It's a really positive time for them and their partners right now," Wittkop said. "They're making a lot of moves. They have a lot of investments and brought in a good executive team. The opportunity is there for them."

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