February 6, 2023

Brian Thomas of Malwarebytes Honored as a 2023 Channel Chief

Santa Clara, Calif. – February 6, 2023 –MalwarebytesTM, a global leader in real-time cyber protection, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Brian Thomas 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.

Thomas, Vice President of Worldwide MSP & Channel Programs at Malwarebytes, was recognized for his leadership and oversight of the company’s recent MSP channel growth and momentum, especially following the company’s recent prioritization of the MSP Program for its overall go to market strategy. Within his first twelve months, Brian drove 175% year-over-year growth in the Malwarebytes’ MSP program, signed 30 new distribution channels, and recruited more than 1,500 new MSP partners into the program. In addition, he hired and led a global and cross-functional sales team. This team will continue to grow to scale, alongside the rapidly growing Malwarebytes MSP Program.

“I’m honored to be recognized on this year’s Channel Chiefs list, especially alongside so many other like-minded and inspirational leaders,” said Thomas. “Malwarebytes’ partner network is essential to our ability to serve under-resourced teams that have historically been overlooked by the cybersecurity industry. I look forward to continuing to expand and scale our offering in the years to come, helping MSPs further address that need.”

The 2023 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.

“Once again, this year’s list gives well-deserved recognition to the IT Channel Chiefs who are dedicated to driving the channel agenda and advocating for the development of strong channel partnerships,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Under their exceptional leadership, influence, and innovation, the IT channel vendor community continues to deliver solutions and services that meet the rapidly evolving needs of their solution provider partners and their customers.”

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

About Malwarebytes 

Malwarebytes believes that when people and organizations are free from threats, they are free to thrive. Founded in 2008, Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski had one mission: to rid the world of malware. Today, Malwarebytes’ award-winning endpoint protection, privacy and threat prevention solutions along with a world-class team of threat researchers protect millions of individuals and thousands of businesses across the globe daily. Malwarebytes solutions are consistently recognized by independent tests including MITRE Engenuity, MRG Effitas, AVLAB and AV-TEST (consumer and business). Customers award Malwarebytes for being the most implementable and most usable endpoint protection product with the best results on G2 Crowd and Gartner Peer Insights. The company is headquartered in California with offices in Europe and Asia. For more information and career opportunities, visit https://www.malwarebytes.com.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelcompany.com

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Dara Sklar, Head of Content & Communications  


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