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SentinelOne Hires Cylance Veteran Tim Mackie: VP WW Channels


SentinelOne has hired Cylance veteran Tim Mackie as VP of worldwide channels. Mackie joins the autonomous endpoint protection company just as BlackBerry completes its Cylance acquisition, and just in time for RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco.

SentinelOne Hires Tim Mackie
SentinelOne Vice President of Worldwide Channels Tim Mackie

Mackie previously led Cylance’s international channels and worldwide distribution.(Brian Stoner is now acting VP of worldwide channels at Cylance). Mackie earlier held similar partner-centric positions at Riverbed and SD-WAN company Talari. Over at Cylance, Brian Stoner is now acting VP of worldwide channels.

SentinelOne blends an endpoint protection platform (EPP) and endpoint detection and response (EDR) technology into a single software agent.  The company appeared to have channel momentum ahead of Mackie's arrival. For instance, Worldwide Channel Partner Program revenue grew more than 350 percent from July 2017 through June 2018. In addition, SentinelOne doubled the number of international channel partners and tripled the number of North American partners during the time frame.

SentinelOne Hires Tim Mackie: Executive Perspectives

Still, SentinelOne isn't resting on those laurels. In a prepared statement, Mackie described the the technology and partner opportunity ahead:

“SentinelOne’s technology is simply unmatched in its innovation, and the consistent evolution of the platform to meet a rapidly changing threat landscape is something I have long admired. Simply put, I believe that the SentinelOne platform is the best positioned and most capable solution to protect the enterprises of today and tomorrow. Combine the revolutionary technology with the truly world-class team that SentinelOne has built, and I couldn’t be more excited to share our story and opportunity with partners around the world.”

SentinelOne President Nicholas Warner

SentinelOne COO Nick Warner heaped similar praise on Mackie, stating:

“Tim’s reputation, experience, and success building global channel programs and working with partners across the globe is simply unmatched and will further propel our growing channel presence to the next level. Beyond Tim’s incredible skill-set and experience, he is also an innovative and tenacious leader, embodying the same traits that make SentinelOne such a force to be reckoned with in the space.

SentinelOne: MSSP Partners and Strategic Integrations

Key MSSPs that have embraced SentinelOne include:

In terms of strategic alliances and technology integrations, SentinelOne's recent moves include business relationships with:

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.