News Release: Trustwave Executive Named 2018 CRN Channel Chief CHICAGO - February 12, 2018 - Trustwave today announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jim Ritchings, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channel Sales 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. 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. Ritchings was chosen based on his ability to successfully lead and drive continued growth and innovation in Trustwave's global channel partner program, a program essential for disseminating leading-edge security products and managed security services. Ritchings was instrumental in developing a programmatic approach for delivering cybersecurity services in conjunction with leading telecommunication partners and system integrators. This shared service delivery model offers threat intelligence on emerging cyberthreats as well as threat detection and remediation capabilities allowing businesses to scale security practices based on needs. "I'm honored to have been named a CRN Channel Chief," stated Jim Ritchings, senior vice president of worldwide channel sales at Trustwave. "Our continued growth and market penetration relies heavily on the success of our partners. As cyberattacks continue to propagate and adapt to traditional defenses, security solutions infused with the latest threat intelligence presents a major competitive advantage for our partners as we collaborate to address cybercrime and protect businesses." "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." The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN. Follow The Channel Company: Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook Tweet This: @TheChannelCo names Jim Ritchings from @Trustwave to @CRN 2018 Channel Chiefs list #CRNChannelChiefs www.crn.com/channelchiefs About Trustwave Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. With cloud and managed security services, integrated technologies and a team of security experts, ethical hackers and researchers, Trustwave enables businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance programs. More than three million businesses are enrolled in the Trustwave TrustKeeper® cloud platform, through which Trustwave delivers automated, efficient and cost-effective threat, vulnerability and compliance management. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago, with customers in 96 countries. For more information about Trustwave, visit https://www.trustwave.com. 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. www.thechannelco.com ### CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved.