Nick Urrea Recognized as 2017 CRN® Channel Chief

WALTHAM, Mass., March 9, 2017Digital Guardian, a next generation data protection platform purpose built to stop data theft, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Nick Urrea, Digital Guardian’s Director of Channel Sales and Operations, to its prestigious list of 2017 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.

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 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

Urrea was recognized for his commitment to building, managing and growing Digital Guardian’s channel program and team, and for his role in the significant programmatic changes added by the company over the past year. These changes include adding a new tier of reseller partnership and a price protection function, and the roll out of a separate federal channel program to better address the federal market.

“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,” said Bob Faletra, CEO of 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 achievements and look forward to their successes in the coming year.”

“Digital Guardian has made a significant commitment to the channel and we couldn’t be more pleased that for the second year in a row, Nick was named as a CRN Channel Chief,” said Ken Levine, president and chief executive officer, Digital Guardian. “Nick has been instrumental in ensuring our partners and resellers have the tools necessary to succeed, and that the program and its tiers are efficient while providing pricing protections for the partner community.”

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

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