SOURCE: Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

February 22, 2016 09:02 ET

Blue Coat's Kurt Mills Recognized as 2016 CRN® Channel Chief

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 22, 2016) - Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kurt Mills, vice president, worldwide channel sales and operations for Blue Coat, to its prestigious list of 2016 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 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

With over 25 years channel sales experience, Mills and his global team are focused on building, expanding and deepening strategic channel relationships to ensure that Blue Coat partners are able to provide customers with industry leading security solutions designed to meet their needs. 

"We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy," said Robert Faletra, CEO, 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 incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year."

"Kurt has a proven track record of channel transformation, partner success and sales operations," said Marc Andrews, Blue Coat senior vice president of worldwide field operations. "Kurt's dedication to ensuring our partners have the training, information and tools they need to be successful are what make him a true Channel Chief. We look forward to further strengthening our work with our channel partners."

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at

About Blue Coat Systems
Blue Coat is a leader in advanced enterprise security, protecting 15,000 organizations every day, including 88 of the 100 largest global companies. Through the Blue Coat Security Platform, Blue Coat unites network, security and cloud, providing customers with maximum protection against advanced threats, while minimizing impact on network performance and enabling cloud applications and services. Blue Coat was acquired by Bain Capital in March 2015. For additional information, please visit

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 unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. 

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