Malwarebytes, the leading advanced endpoint protection and remediation solution, announced the hire of Mike LaPeters as the newly appointed Vice President of Worldwide MSP and Channel Operations. In his new role, LaPeters will be accelerating Malwarebytes' growth across the world, implementing new strategic initiatives to support the company's continued expansion.
LaPeters comes to Malwarebytes from AlienVault, acquired by AT&T, where he served as the Vice President of Global Channels, leading resale and MSSP channel programs, growing AlienVault's worldwide MSP business from inception to nearly $100M annually.
"My passion is helping growth-stage companies achieve their full potential by tapping into key opportunities in MSP and channel sales," said Mike LaPeters, Vice President of Worldwide MSP and Channel Operations, Malwarebytes. "I'm excited to work with Malwarebytes in part due to the company's dedication to bring world-class technology to the MSP and channel community, but also to extend its protection to new markets and customers in need of cutting-edge endpoint security solutions."
Joining the company as a key time for expansion, LaPeters brings 20 years of experience building and leading channel organizations in security, infrastructure, and storage software products to Malwarebytes at a time with the company is experiencing rapid growth worldwide. As a seasoned executive, he represented the sales and channel efforts from inception through acquisition at four separate startups, acquired by the likes of Microsoft, Hitachi, SolarWinds, and Nimboxx. He is a five-time recipient of CRN's Channel Chief award.
"Small-to medium-sized organizations are often left under-protected from cyberthreats due to a lack of resources or support," said Barry Mainz, Chief Revenue Officer, Malwarebytes. "We recognize that channel and MSP providers are a critical way to reach and help serve these customers. Mike LaPeters has the extensive experience and relationships to help us lead this charge."