Check Point Software has promoted Craig McGregor to head up its Australian channel as the vendor looks to help partners increase revenue.
McGregor has been with Check Point for 16 months as the company’s national channel sales manager. His new role as Australian channel sales director sees him take on expanded responsibilities around enabling Check Point partners to increase revenue and deliver protection against cyber threats.
David De Laine, Check Point Software ANZ regional managing director, says McGregor’s skills and experience are highly prized in supporting the vendors resellers and managed security service providers to achieve maximum success.
“At the same time, his knowledge and understanding of how to propel channel enablement for leading technology vendors will be highly advantageous in enabling our channel to deliver on purpose-built security defence technology that helps to differentiate and add significant value to our customers, while simultaneously maintaining partner profitability and rewarding performance,” De Laine says.
McGregor joined Check Point from rival Symantec, where he was the national partner manager for three years, managing the vendor’s largest partners across Australia and New Zealand, including responsibility for business and marketing planning, executive relationship management, sales pipeline development and partner enablement.
He has also spent five years as Adobe Systems’ ANZ channel sales manager, and two years with Microsoft as its Australian OEM manager. His 20 years in the industry have also included roles with Sun Microsystems and Oracle.