Vice President of Global Channel Sales Mike LaPeters Recognized as a 2017 CRN Channel Chief

Annual list honors leaders in the IT channel driving growth amp; revenue through channel partners

San Mateo, Calif. – February 21, 2017 – AlienVault®, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ solutions and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, today announced that Mike LaPeters, its vice president of global channel sales, was named to CRN’s prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving growth and innovation. Each of the 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

“The executives on our 2017 Channel Chiefs list have distinguished themselves by building strong partner programs, developing and executing effective business strategies and helping to advance the channel as a whole,” said Bob Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their achievements and look forward to their successes in the coming year.”

Mike LaPeters joined AlienVault in December 2015 with over 17 years of experience developing and driving the growth of sales and channel teams at security, storage and infrastructure software companies. LaPeters leads AlienVault’s worldwide channel initiatives and is focused on expanding its channel ecosystem of VARs, VADs and MSSP partners.

“I am truly honored to have again been named a Channel Chief by CRN” said LaPeters. “AlienVault’s USM Anywhere™ and USM Appliance™ platforms offer great value for our VAR and MSSP partners, through their all-in-one approach to security and simplified deployment. We are committed to enabling our partners and providing them with the support they need to successfully incorporate our products into their offerings. Our MSSP and VAR teams experienced strong growth in 2016, and we are well positioned to further accelerate this growth by focusing on the continued development and expansion of our partner relationships in 2017.”
The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at


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