Chris Carter and Kristi Houssiere of FireEye Recognized as 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs

MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 11, 2019 – FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, announced today that CRN ®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Chris Carter and Kristi Houssiere from FireEye on its 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.

Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief 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.

Chris Carter serves as Vice President of Americas Channels at FireEye. He is responsible for managing and developing the Americas channel strategy and related routes to market programs. Under his leadership, Chris’ team is responsible for executing partnering strategies with leading security Value Added Resellers and Integrators while working with distribution partners to increase the market reach of FireEye. He was included on the Channel Chief list for several reasons including his work on introducing new mid-market offerings and new partner margin incentives, both of which have been very well received by FireEye partners.

Kristi Houssiere is Senior Director, National Channel Sales at FireEye and is responsible for building strategic routes to market, high impact programs, partner engagement and profitability. She also drives sales, channel, marketing and operation efficiency that supports two tier channel and alliance initiatives. One of the reasons why Kristi was included in the list was for her part in restructuring the FireEye partner rebate program which provides new revenue opportunities.

“Two years ago, Chris and Kristi started a channel renaissance at FireEye,” said Bill Robbins, EVP of Worldwide Sales at FireEye. “They now lead a team that’s committed to building the best partner program in the industry. This award represents the hard work both Chris and Kristi have done to ensure FireEye and our partners can deliver the best security possible to our customers.”

“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution 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.”

The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.

About FireEye, Inc

FireEye is the intelligence-led security company. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant® consulting. With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cyber security for organizations struggling to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber attacks. FireEye has over 7,700 customers across 67 countries, including more than 50 percent of the Forbes Global 2000.

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