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2021 Channel Chiefs: The 50 Most Influential
In celebration of CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs, here are 50 leaders who drive the channel agenda and evangelize the importance of channel partnerships.
SVP, Worldwide Channels, Partner Sales
Channel management veteran Sykora joined Proofpoint at the end of 2020 as the fast-growing email security vendor’s first ever global channel chief. Sykora moved to Proofpoint from security vendor Bitdefender, where he was global sales leader and channel chief until last September.
Sykora had worked at Bitdefender since December 2017. Before that he served more than seven years at Fortinet where he was responsible for inside sales teams, distribution teams, reseller engagements and enhanced technology groups in the Americas.
Proofpoint says that a large number of partners are looking to join the Proofpoint Partner Program: The company attributes that interest to the growing number of customer searches for solution providers who can help them address their people-centric security issues.