KnowBe4's Donna Turgeon Recognized as 2018 CRN® Channel Chief

Tampa Bay, FL, Feb. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

KnowBe4, the world’s largest provider of security awareness training and simulated phishing, announced today that Donna Turgeon, senior vice president of channel - global, has been recognized by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, and named to its prestigious list of 2018 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organization through channel partners.


With more than 20 years of channel and marketing experience, Turgeon joined KnowBe4 in 2017 to develop and execute a global channel strategy. Since onboarding, Donna has made a direct impact on the success and growth of the program. In addition to helping drive 180 percent year-over-year global channel sales growth, last week the company announced explosive year-over-year revenue figures in the U.K. with a leap of 553 percent.


“I am thrilled to be recognized by one of the world’s leading channel media brands, as it further validates the importance of the security awareness training market,” said Turgeon. “In today’s dynamic market, Partners are required to sort through the transitions of business models, the introduction of new technologies and the evolving demands of their customers. It is hard for them to know where to focus their efforts to ensure growth and prosperity. The KnowBe4 Channel Program is committed to helping Partners take the fullest advantage of KnowBe4’s suite of security awareness and simulated phishing tools to deliver them effectively and efficiently. I look forward to continuing to take the KnowBe4 partner program to the next level of growth and accelerate our partners’ success.”


“The executives on CRN’s 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel,” said Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. “These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief’s impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes.”   


Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2018 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.


For more on KnowBe4’s Partner Program and Partner benefits, please visit


About KnowBe4

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s most popular integrated new-school security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 15,000 organizations worldwide. Founded by data and IT security expert Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness of ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to security awareness training. Kevin Mitnick, internationally recognized computer security expert and KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer, helped design KnowBe4’s training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Thousands of organizations trust KnowBe4 to mobilize their end-users as the last line of corporate IT defense.


Number 231 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list, #50 on 2016 Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and #6 in Cybersecurity Ventures Cybersecurity 500. KnowBe4 is headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida with European offices in England and The Netherlands. For more information, visit and follow Stu on Twitter at @StuAllard.


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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