Thales eSecurity News Release

Vormetric’s Mike Coffield Recognized as 2016 CRN® Channel Chief

San Jose, CA, February 22, 2016 - Vormetric, a leader in enterprise data security for physical, virtual, big data and cloud environments, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Mike Coffield, vice president of worldwide channel operations for Vormetric, to its prestigious list of 2016 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.

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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 IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

For more than twenty years, Coffield has focused on driving global sales through the channel, developing channel programs and the identification, recruitment, onboarding, and growth of channel partners. Recognized for the second time as a Channel Chief this year, Mike oversees all program development and operational aspects of channel business worldwide for Vormetric, and has been responsible for growing channel bookings from 33% to 83% of Vormetric sales.

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

“Partners are the keystone of our rapid growth,” said Coffield. “At Vormetric, we’ve focused on building a best-in-class channel program, a data security solution platform that is a great fit for channel sales, and helping our partners to grow their business and profitability. This recognition is a direct result of tireless efforts from our whole organization to create world class solutions and establish truly impressive partnerships.”

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at

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About Vormetric

Vormetric’s comprehensive high-performance data security platform helps companies move confidently and quickly. Our seamless and scalable platform is the most effective way to protect data wherever it resides—any file, database and application in any server environment. Advanced transparent encryption, powerful access controls and centralized key management let organizations encrypt everything efficiently, with minimal disruption. Regardless of content, database or application—whether physical, virtual or in the cloud—Vormetric Data Security enables confidence, speed and trust by encrypting the data that builds business.

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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 unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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