May 9, 2019
Channel
Awards

Idaptive’s Brian Krause Recognized as 2019 CRN Channel Chief

Jeff Newlin SVP Global Sales and Channel
Channel award

We’re excited to announce that our very own Brian Krause, Idaptive’s Director of Worldwide Channels, has been named to CRN’s annual list of Channel Chiefs for 2019. 

Each year, CRN identifies leading executives across a host of technology industries who drive the channel agenda and reinforce the importance of these partnerships. The honorees are hand-picked by CRN’s editorial staff based on diverse criteria including professional achievements, industry standing, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. This is Brian’s second consecutive appearance on the prestigious list.

Partners are, and will continue to be, an important part of the Idaptive ecosystem. As we continue to grow and scale our business, it’s essential to identify partners who share our vision of securing access everywhere through a Zero Trust approach. Brian and his team take a targeted approach to selecting and training Idaptive’s channel partners. By focusing on a smaller number of key partners, the Idaptive channel team can ensure that they get the sales enablement support they need to be successful. The result – an increase in the number of leads, deal registrations, deal sizes, and ultimately, happy partners.

Since joining us as part of Centrify in 2015, Brian has led the channel sales team in the development and delivery of programs designed to grow brand awareness amongst security partners, recruit select international and national partners, and grow channel sales, all while fostering meaningful partner relationships. This past year, Brian created and administered the Centrify – now Idaptive – Whiteboard Storytelling training program, giving Idaptive partners the tools they need to quickly and compellingly communicate the value of Idaptive’s Next-Gen Access Cloud solutions. Deal registrations spiked among those partner organizations whose sales teams were trained to use the whiteboard selling technique.

Please join us in congratulating Brian for his inclusion on the list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The honor is well deserved, and we’re excited to see what 2019 brings for our entire channel program.