Santa Clara, CA — Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, today announced that Nathan Adams, Centrify’s director of global channels, has been named to CRN’s annual list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, recognizes executives that 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 based on their professional achievements, standing within 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.

Since joining Centrify in 2014, Adams has implemented, managed and cultivated the Centrify Channel Partner Network (CCPN), and in doing so has led the North America channel team to consistent year-over-year growth in partnership revenues. Adams has led the company’s channel team to evolve Centrify as a channel-centric business to help drive and extend support to more businesses during a time when security threats are at their highest, and still growing. Further, Adams and his team doubled Centrify’s channel partner coverage in 2015, adding a dedicated channel manager to its rapidly growing federal practice, along with dedicated support for strategic national partners. 

"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.”

“IT security teams are struggling more and more to prevent data breaches as businesses further shift to cloud and mobile platforms, and Centrify continuously aims to combat these vulnerabilities by providing simple, complete security solutions,” said Adams. “Centrify’s growing channel ecosystem allows us to deliver vital security solutions to a high-growth market. It’s an honor to be recognized for our continued dedication to bringing security solutions and opportunities for business growth and innovation to the channel.”  

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

About The Channel Company

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About Centrify

Centrify is the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats that target today’s hybrid IT environment of cloud, mobile and on-premises. The Centrify Identity Platform protects against the leading point of attack used in data breaches ― compromised credentials — by securing an enterprise’s internal and external users as well as its privileged accounts. Centrify delivers stronger security, continuous compliance and enhanced user productivity through single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, mobile and Mac management, privileged access security and session monitoring. Centrify is trusted by over 5000 customers, including more than half of the Fortune 50. 


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