Joe Sykora Among CRN’s Most Influential Channel Chiefs, Includes Proofpoint in 2022 List of Coolest Cloud Security Companies

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We are pleased to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Joe Sykora, Proofpoint’s senior vice president of Worldwide Channel and Partners Sales to its elite list of 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs for 2022. Proofpoint was also named one of the year’s 20 Coolest Cloud Security Companies as part of the publication’s annual Cloud 100 list.


The prestigious CRN® Channel Chiefs list, released annually, recognizes leading IT channel vendor executives who demonstrate outstanding expertise, influence and innovation in channel leadership. CRN explains that the 2022 Channel Chiefs are prominent leaders who continue to shape the IT channel with innovative strategies, programs and partnerships. All honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff based on their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments as channel advocates.


Sykora is responsible for overseeing Proofpoint’s worldwide partner organization across the Americas, EMEA, and APJ, including channels, system integrators, managed service providers, strategic alliances, OEMs as well as its ecosystem partners. With more than 20 years of experience driving global security and channel performance, his leadership has greatly impacted Proofpoint and has accelerated innovation while helping solution providers succeed.

Cloud 100’s 20 Coolest Cloud Security Companies

The CRN Cloud 100 provides a look at 100 vendors across five market segments to guide providers on which cloud computing players they can place their bets on in a crowded market. As part of that larger list, we are thrilled that CRN has recognized Proofpoint within the “20 Coolest Cloud Security Companies.” This list within a list highlights our recent Information Protection and Cloud Security Platform (CASB) enhancements that safeguard the cloud applications employees access every day, such as Microsoft Office 365, Google Workspace, Box and more.


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