Jared Ballou Named to 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs List

DENVER – Feb. 22, 2023 – DirectDefense is pleased to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Jared Ballou, VP of Business Development and Strategic Alliances, on its 2023 Channel Chiefs list. Every year, this list honors the IT channel executives who work tirelessly to advance the channel agenda and deliver successful channel partner programs and strategies.

In May, Jared Ballou joined DirectDefense and is responsible for driving strategic partnerships to support the company’s growth and business strategy. During his tenure, Ballou signed nearly 50% more channel partners, increasing channel revenue by 10%.

The 2023 Channel Chiefs have helped their solution provider partners and customers navigate an increasingly complex landscape of interconnected challenges and shifting industry dynamics. With the innovative strategies, programs, and partnerships of these Channel Chiefs in place, the solution provider community has continued to thrive.

This year’s CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the editorial staff based on their record of business innovation and dedication to the partner community. This year’s list represents the top IT executives responsible for building a robust channel ecosystem.

The 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2023 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.

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DirectDefense provides enterprise risk assessments, penetration testing, ICS/SCADA security services, and 24/7 managed security services for companies of all sizes. Focused on building security resiliency, the firm offers comprehensive security testing services with specialization in application security, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, and compliance assurance testing. Its team of highly talented consultants has worked with the majority of the Fortune 100 companies, in industries such as power and utility, gaming, retail, financial, media, travel, aerospace, healthcare, and technology. More information can be found at www.directdefense.com.


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