Kaspersky Promotes Doggett to Lead Sales

  • Tweet  
  • LinkedIn  
  • Facebook  
  • Google plus  
  • Send to Kindle
  • Send to  

Kaspersky Lab promoted channel leader Chris Doggett to run North America corporate sales, filling the role vacated by Nancy Reynolds in October. His escalation is part of a larger plan for expanding channel capacity in 2013.

[caption id="attachment_6336" align="alignright" width="170"]Chris Doggett was promoted by Kaspersky Lab to run North America corporate sales. Chris Doggett was promoted by Kaspersky Lab to run North America corporate sales.[/caption]

Kaspersky Lab didn’t look far for a replacement in its North America corporate sales post; the security vendor tagged Chris Doggett, who has been running channel sales since March.

Related articles

Doggett, a seasoned sales executive and proven channel manager, will assume the responsibilities of overseeing corporate sales, which collaborates and supports reseller sales. The post, vacated by Nancy Reynolds in October, will oversee channel development and management, Doggett tells Channelnomics.

This is the fourth time the Kaspersky channel chief posts has been vacant in the last three years. Since June 2009, the roll has been held by John Eddy, Kristen Capone, Gary Abad and, most recently, Doggett.

Doggett joined Kaspersky in March after two years of running sales at Financial Recovery Technologies. Previously, he served as head of America channels at Sophos and worked in sales capacities at several reseller and integrator companies.

Doggett says he will hire a new channel chief after the holidays. His replacement, Doggett says, will be someone who provides leadership and field experience in driving channel expansion and enablement. The end goal, he adds, is expanding Kaspersky channel sale capacity and potential.

“We need to bolster our ranks of VARs and we’re going to bring in someone who is going to wake up every morning thinking about how to add more partners to the Kaspersky channel,” Doggett said.

At its partner conference last spring, Kaspersky Lab – a Russia-based company – reaffirmed its goal of growing from its current $650 million in global sales to more than $1 billion in annual bookings by the end of 2014.

Kaspersky is scheduled to host its Americas partner conference in Cancun in February 2013.

  • Tweet  
  • LinkedIn  
  • Facebook  
  • Google plus  
  • Send to Kindle
  • Send to  
More on Channel Business
man-family-office-suit

New Cyberoam UTM targets remote workers

Security device aimed at small offices

hands-dollars

What you give is what you get: Symantec partner program post-split

Firm's impending split may leave some partners better off, but what about the others?

contract-drafting

RackWare signs up to NetApp partner program

Firm integrating technology with NetApp and IBM

data-quality

Value over volume, RackWare says of expanded channel partner program

Aim is to have the right coverage with close relationships, VP says

Visitor comments
Add comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
In-depth
hands-dollars

What you give is what you get: Symantec partner program post-split

Firm's impending split may leave some partners better off, but what about the others?

steps55

Time to step up: vendors missing the mark on IoT

A new study by AVG Technologies finds that SMBs and MSPs see tremendous potential in the Internet of Things as a driver of business growth – provided IT vendors and solution providers step up their game

wael-aggan-cloudmask

Vendor Q&A Series: Wael Aggan, CloudMask

The latest vendor executive to sit in the Channelnomics hotseat is Wael Aggan, CEO of CloudMask

healthy-heart

Microsoft getting healthy, thanks to consumers

Is it time to take the software giant off the watch list of tech companies in distress, at least on the consumer side, asks Larry Walsh