Kaspersky Lab’s CEO named a 2012 Top Innovator

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, has announced that Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of the company, was named one of CRN’s Top 100 Executives in the IT Channel for 2012.

Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of the company, was named one of CRN’s Top 100 Executives in the IT Channel for 2012 (image: Kaspersky Lab)

This annual list salutes the most influential and innovative channel executives in North America. Mr. Kaspersky was also featured in CRN’s Top 25 Innovators group which highlights top executives that are bringing new and game-changing technologies to the market.

Winners were chosen based on nominations from solution providers and ranked executives based on channel influence, effectiveness and visibility, along with business and sales impact.

Among the criteria were channel sales volume, channel investment and resources, channel advocacy and visibility, and performance in UBM Channel research projects (including the Annual Report Card and Channel Champions). A panel of UBM Channel editors made the final selections.

This award adds to the growing list of Kaspersky Lab’s channel accolades, coming on the heels of CRN’s Annual Report Card in which Kaspersky Lab swept the Client Security Software category by winning the product innovation, support and partnership subcategories. In July, the company announced a new deal registration program offering Kaspersky Lab resellers additional rewards and greater profitability.

“Highly successful and trusted business partnerships go hand-in-hand with the culture that Eugene Kaspersky has created and continues to foster at Kaspersky Lab,” said Christopher Doggett, Vice President of Channel Sales, Kaspersky Lab North America. “Eugene’s leadership, vision, and unparalleled passion for continuing to deliver innovative and cutting edge technology is what has earned Kaspersky Lab the reputation as being one of the best technology providers in the world. Our channel partners have discovered that this unique combination results in a partnership that sets a new bar in value and reliability.”

“We’re recognising this year’s Top 100 Executives for their commitment to the channel,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director for UBM Channel.

“For 2012, our goal was to once again shine a spotlight on the most influential executives in the industry today. But we also wanted to pay homage to the channel advocates, sales and services leaders, innovators and disrupters. We salute all these leaders for their devotion to the technology channel and their willingness to adopt new strategies and policies in order to drive greater sales for partners, while positioning their own company for future growth.”

Staff writer