List Honors Unsung Heroes of the IT Channel
Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ computing and mobile solutions, announced today that Brian Heeren, National Account Manager, Kensington Computer Products Group, has been named by CRN as one of the “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” in the IT channel for 2014. Selected by the CRN editorial team based on ongoing feedback throughout the year from solution providers and other industry executives, CRN's list celebrates under-the-radar channel management team members from some of the industry's top vendors and distributors. These unsung heroes might not be household names but they work tirelessly to create, promote and manage the programs and policies that support the IT channel and help it thrive.
Brian Heeren has over 25 years of channel and sales expertise and leads Kensington’s channel partner program in the Americas. Heeren is responsible for driving program innovations and leading-edge products that deliver new revenue opportunities for OEMs, resellers and distributors. For the past six years he has managed and grown Kensington’s channel partner program supporting the company’s flagship computing, mobility and physical security solutions.
“The IT industry has a tendency to shine the spotlight on its top executives, but at CRN we know that there are a lot of other hardworking people who deserve to be recognized for their contributions as well,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. “This list is our way of recognizing some of the people that are in the trenches, working hard on behalf of the IT channel every day and making decisions that help tip the scales toward channel success.”
“I am honored to receive this prestigious recognition from CRN on behalf of Kensington and the emphasis we place on helping our channel partners drive new revenue streams and profitability,” said Brian Heeren, National Account Manager of Kensington. “We have a 100% channel model that is dedicated to delivering the industry’s leading security solutions as a first line of defense for laptops and mobile devices for enterprises around the world.”
The “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” list is featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com.
Notes to editors
Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business and home office professionals around the world for more than 35 years. Kensington products empower people to dynamically interact with content, creating a better working experience for productive performance. In both office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being. Our core competencies in engineering, industrial design, product quality and responsive customer support make Kensington The Professionals’ Choice™.
Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington operates as the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products, sold in more than 100 countries across the globe.
Kensington is the inventor and worldwide leader in laptop security locks, the acknowledged leader of Trackball innovation and offers a broad range of premium-branded desktop productivity solutions.