Thales eSecurity News Release

Thales Recognized in 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs

Thales eSecurity, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, announces that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Mike Coffield, VP of global channels at Thales eSecurity, to its list of 2017 Channel Chiefs. The executives on the annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

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Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff for their continued commitment to the channel and outstanding partner programs. 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.

Coffield is responsible for Thales eSecurity’s global channel program, which leverages his more than 20 years of experience to drive sales within the channel business as well as the identification, recruitment, onboarding and growth of channel partners. With extensive experience in driving go-to-market strategies with partner organizations, his efforts have resulted in significant revenue growth and high-value, long-term alliances. Coffield currently leads a channel program with close to 500 partners benefiting from Thales’ considerable tools, training, support, and resources. They in turn have successfully served customers who must satisfy data privacy mandates and compliance obligations, all the while ensuring business continuity and scalability.

Bob Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company says:

“The executives on our 2017 Channel Chiefs list have distinguished themselves by building strong partner programs, developing and executing effective business strategy and helping to advance the channel as a whole. 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 Coffield, VP of global channels at Thales eSecurity says:

“At Thales, our priority is to help solve today’s most complex and demanding data security challenges. This recognition is a testament to the determination and commitment of our entire organization in enabling the success of our channel partners. With Thales, channel partners are empowered and incentivized to identify and deliver the best in data security to organizations with the most sensitive data and demanding needs for it to remain secured.”

The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at


Dorothée Bonneil
Thales Media Relations – Security
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Liz Harris
Thales eSecurity Media Relations
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