Gary Mullen, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of Vijilan Security, Recognized as 2016 CRN® Channel Chief

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Gary Mullen, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Vijilan Security, has been named to the exclusive CRN list of 2016 Most Influential Channel Chiefs. Mullen is being recognized for outstanding achievement in driving growth and revenue within Vijilan, as well as extraordinary leadership in the channel as a whole.

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I’m honored that CRN has recognized me, and in turn, the Vijilan team, for our efforts in enabling the channel community to help keep customers secure.

Vijilan Security, the IT security company that exclusively enables Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and IT Solution Providers to deliver security services, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Gary Mullen, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, to its exclusive list of 2016 Most Influential Channel Chiefs. The 50 executives in this annual list are drawn from the larger pool of Channel Chief honorees each year and represent the cream of the IT channel crop—the most influential of the industry’s top leaders. This distinguished group of managers is recognized for outstanding achievement in driving growth and revenue in their organizations, as well as extraordinary leadership in the channel as a whole.

All 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 future growth and innovation. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding partner programs. However, only 50 of these were selected for the Most Influential list, each singled out for his or her prominent role in guiding and shaping the IT channel itself.

Under Mullen’s leadership, Vijilan launched cyber-threat detection and remediation services to the North American market in June of 2015. The Company was formed with the exclusive focus to support the MSP and IT Solution Provider community in bringing sophisticated managed security services to their small to medium-sized business (SMB) customers without a heavy budget outlay. The Company’s advanced security services are sold exclusively through the Vijilan Partner Program, a white label channel sales model. With several 24/7 security service, support and log archiving offerings, Vijilan works with partners to determine which offering works best with their business model and the needs of its clients.

As the driving force behind the architecture of Vijilan’s partner program and partner-friendly offerings, Mullen has more than 25 years of experience in both corporate marketing and managed security services sales and delivery, with a strong understanding of what partners need and how to help them succeed. Under his leadership, Vijilan more than doubled its 2015 partner recruitment goals and is on the same track in 2016.

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Gary Mullen, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Vijilan
“Understanding that most MSPs and IT Solution Providers typically don’t have the security expertise and infrastructure in place to protect their SMB customers, we designed Vijilan to support that community fully so they can bring advanced managed security services to their customers. In order to do this, we have heavily invested in the right people, processes and technology so our partners don’t have to. I’m honored that CRN has recognized me, and in turn, the Vijilan team, for our efforts in enabling the channel community to help keep customers secure.”

Robert Faletra, CEO
The Channel Company
"We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Most Influential Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy. 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 incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list and Most Influential Channel Chiefs list are featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at http://www.crn.com/channelchiefs.

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About Vijilan Security
Vijilan Security enables Managed Security Providers (MSPs) and IT Solution Providers to sell cost-effective 24/7 security services to their clients. The company maintains a 100 percent channel sales model, meaning its services are sold exclusively through managed security and service providers. For more information about the company or partnership opportunities, visit: http://www.vijilan.com

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About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. http://www.thechannelco.com

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