CLEVELAND, Ohio – February 7, 2022 – Keyfactor, the leader in PKI and machine identity automation, is pleased to announce that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named B.J. Ferguson, Vice President, Global Channel Sales and Operations, to its 2022 Channel Chiefs list. CRN’s annual Channel Chiefs project identifies top IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate expertise, influence and innovation in channel leadership.
A panel of CRN editors selected the honorees for their channel dedication, industry stature and accomplishments as channel advocates. The 2022 Channel Chiefs are influential leaders who continue to shape the IT channel with innovative strategies, programs and partnerships.
B.J. Ferguson is a seasoned channel leader with nearly a decade of experience working in enterprise software and cybersecurity environments. As the Vice President of Global Channel Sales and Operations, Ferguson is responsible for the development, framework and overall success of the Keyfactor Partner Network. Launched in February 2020, the Keyfactor Partner Program is dedicated to helping partners bring Keyfactor’s leading PKI and machine identity management solutions to today’s modern enterprise. Ferguson plays a critical role in empowering Keyfactor partners to go beyond simply selling products and services and under his guidance, the program has witnessed substantial positive change. Keyfactor partners are creating mutually beneficial and long-term relationships with end-user organizations and bringing seamless key and certificate orchestration across their entire enterprise.
“The Keyfactor Partner Program has witnessed tremendous success over the last twelve months,” said Martin Musierowicz, CRO, Keyfactor. “Beyond triple-digit growth year-over-year and a more formalized sales and technical enablement program for our valued partners, the velocity at which our partner ecosystem is growing is exponential. This success is due in large part to B.J.’s steadfast leadership and strategic vision. On behalf of the entire Keyfactor team, we wish B.J. congratulations on this well-deserved recognition.”
“CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs recognition is given exclusively to the foremost channel executives who consistently design, promote, and execute effective partner programs and strategies,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We’re thrilled to recognize the tireless work and unwavering commitment these honorees put into fostering outstanding business innovation and building strong partner programs to drive channel engagement and success.”
CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2022 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.
Keyfactor is the leader in cloud-first PKI and crypto-agility solutions. Its Crypto-Agility Platform(TM) empowers security teams to seamlessly orchestrate every key and certificate across their entire enterprise. The company helps its customers apply cryptography in the right way from modern, multi-cloud enterprises to complex IoT supply chains. With decades of cybersecurity experience, Keyfactor is trusted by more than 500 enterprises across the globe and earned Keyfactor a 98.5% retention rate and a 99% support satisfaction rate. Learn more at www.keyfactor.com
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Nina Korfias for Keyfactor