Ping Identity Global Channel Director Recognized as 2019 CRN® Channel Chief

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Ping Identity Global Channel Director Recognized as 2019 CRN® Channel Chief

DENVER — February 13, 2019 — Ping Identity, the leader in Identity Defined Security, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Ping Identity Director of Global Channel Sales Tommy Butler to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization through their channel partners.


The 2019 Channel Chiefs demonstrate exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to their channel partner programs. The honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.


Under Tommy’s leadership, Ping Identity has shined a renewed focus on its channel partners and managed service providers. He has accomplished this by growing the company’s internal channel team to support advancements in its partner network. These initiatives include the launch of Ping’s on-demand, self-service partner training resources—further reinforcing its investment in developing a strategic partner community.


“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contributions and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”


“Ping Identity’s partner program is a source of pride for the entire company, and Tommy’s leadership has enabled us to expand the program while delivering valuable benefits for our partners,” said Dave Packer, senior vice president, field operations, Ping Identity. “We partner with innovative companies to bring new security solutions to market at enterprise scale. Together, we help ensure any enterprise can federate identity and access across their organization by providing comprehensive and seamlessly integrated solutions.”

The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured online at and is highlighted in the February 2019 issue of CRN.


About Ping Identity

Ping Identity envisions a digital world powered by intelligent identity. We help enterprises achieve Zero Trust identity-defined security and more personalized, streamlined user experiences. The Ping Intelligent Identity Platform provides customers, employees and partners with access to cloud, mobile, SaaS and on-premises applications and APIs, while also managing identity and profile data at scale. Over half of the Fortune 100 choose us for our identity expertise, open standards leadership, and partnership with companies including Microsoft, Amazon and Google. We provide flexible options to extend hybrid IT environments and accelerate digital business initiatives with multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, access management, intelligent API security, directory and data governance capabilities. Visit


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.  



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