Cohesity Channel Leader Mike Houghton Recognized as 2021 CRN® Channel Chief

Channel Veteran Leads Global Channel Sales for Cohesity and is Focused on Providing Partners with Industry-Leading Choice, Flexibility, and Opportunity

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cohesity today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Mike Houghton, vice president of worldwide channel sales, to its 2021 list of Channel Chiefs. The annual list recognizes leading IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities.

With nearly 30 years of technology and channel experience, Houghton is helping partners globally increase revenues, differentiate from competitors, and bring value-added solutions and services to customers.

Houghton also plays a key role in shaping Cohesity’s channel partner program. The program is divided into three levels that provide clear direction to partners on how they can grow their business with Cohesity. It is also designed to make it easy for Cohesity customers to identify knowledgeable and experienced channel partners that have a proven record of success. More and more partners are embracing Cohesity’s modern, software-defined data management solutions and unique multicloud data platform.

“I am extremely proud to be recognized by CRN as a Channel Chief and to lead an organization that is 100 percent partner focused,” Houghton said. “Our launch of the industry’s first comprehensive Data Management as a Service offering is yet another example of our focus on innovation and providing our partners and joint customers with tremendous choice, flexibility and opportunity. We look forward to growing the channel program even further in 2021 and beyond.”

CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs are prominent leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge 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.

“CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list includes the industry’s biggest channel evangelists, a group of individuals who work tirelessly on behalf of their partners and drive growth through the development of strong partner programs and innovative business strategies that help bring business-critical solutions to market,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The Channel Company is proud to recognize these channel influencers and looks forward to following their continued success.”

CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN® Magazine and online at

About Cohesity

Cohesity radically simplifies data management. We make it easy to protect, manage, and derive value from data — across the data center, edge, and cloud. We offer a full suite of services consolidated on one multicloud data platform: backup and recovery, disaster recovery, file and object services, dev/test, and data compliance, security, and analytics — reducing complexity and eliminating mass data fragmentation. Cohesity can be delivered as a service, self-managed, or provided by a Cohesity-powered partner.

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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.


Doug Free

Director of Corporate Communications

BOCA Communications for Cohesity

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