Thales News Release

Thales Recognized In 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs

February 12, 2018

Michael Coffield, Thales VP of Americas Channel Strategy, recognized as 2018 CRN® Channel Chief

Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, announces that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Mike Coffield, VP of Americas Channel Strategy, to its prestigious list of 2018 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organization through channel partners.

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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 2018 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

Coffield is responsible for Thales eSecurity’s Americas channel program, which leverages his 20+ years of experience driving sales within the channel business as well as the identification, recruitment, onboarding and growth of channel partners. His efforts have resulted in significant revenue growth and high-value, long-term alliances, with Coffield currently leading a channel program of 500 partners benefiting from Thales’s tools, training, support, and resources. A testament to his considerable leadership, this is the 4th year Coffield has been recognized as a CRN Channel Chief.

Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company says:

“The executives on CRN’s 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel. These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief’s impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes.”

Mike Coffield, VP of Americas Channel Strategy at Thales eSecurity says:

“This year, Thales launched its Data Security Partner Program, which has resulted in increased channel engagement, customer traction and bottom line results, including a 25% increase of year-on-year channel growth. Despite security breaches increasing in sophistication, we are proud to report our channel partners are fully equipped to address today’s security and compliance challenges and meet their customers’ diverse array of data security needs.”

The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN.