Centrify, a leading provider of cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege to invulnerable modern enterprises, has announced the appointment of Chris Peterson as Vice President of Worldwide Channels & Alliances. In this role, Peterson will accelerate Centrify’s rapidly-growing channel partner ecosystem and will be accountable for leading all elements the company’s global channels and alliances, with an emphasis on partner alignment, demand creation, accelerated customer conversion and success.
“Our partners are necessary to assisting customers understand best practices for least privilege solutions, and how to best secure and manage their infrastructure as they go via cloud transformations,” stated Peterson. “I’m excited to be a part of the Centrify crew and optimize our partner ecosystem so we can more effectively communicate the cost of an Identity-Centric approach to Privileged Access Management. That begins with offering a preference of solutions and deployment options to our customers, as well as a best-in-class selection of channel partners, technology partners and international systems integrators to reach and positively have an impact on the organization and key vertical markets.”
Peterson brings more than 30 years of organization channel, sales, and marketing experience to Centrify. He is a recognized channel expert who has consistently delivered performance-based and metric-driven channel programs for leading technology companies. He was most recently Vice President of Global Channels at Tenable, where he designed, constructed and carried out a strong channel and managed security service provider (MSSP) program offering a roster of blue-chip customers. He previously was Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Niara (acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise), where he created the company’s go-to-market strategy and built the initial sales team. He has additionally held senior channel and sales leadership positions at Sourcefire, ArcSight and McAfee.
“Chris is the perfect channel executive to assist Centrify transform into a channel-first market leader where he can repeat his success driving organizations like ours to their next stage of scale,” stated Howard Greenfield, Chief Revenue Officer for Centrify. “The mixture of demand for privilege management in the market, our innovative technology, and our partners will provide excessive value for our customers.”
For more information about Centrify’s partner ecosystem or to become a Centrify partner, visit https://www.centrify.com/partners/.