Imperva appoints new global vice president of strategic growth

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Imperva has hired Micheal McCollough as global vice president of strategic growth. In this role, he will be responsible for scaling the channel business, further developing and growing the Imperva partner ecosystem, and creating new partnerships.

“Micheal is an exceptional leader who will accelerate our transformation to a channel-first company while delivering innovative solutions to our Partners to help address the challenges around securing the edge, applications and data,” said Paul Loftus, chief revenue officer, Imperva. “His knowledge and global experience building programs that scale along with his service provider experience will enable all routes to market.”

McCollough was previously at Akamai, where he was global vice president, channels and alliances. He led indirect sales and the partner programme and built the enablement framework and marketing strategy for the company’s partner ecosystem. Prior to that, he spent two years in APJ leading their strategic alliances and channel organisation.

“Partners are the lifeblood of any channel-first strategy, and I’ve been impressed with the commitment Imperva is making to be easy to work with, predictable and transparent,” added Micheal McCollough, global vice president, strategic growth, Imperva. “I look forward to working closely with the partner community globally and helping them grow their business with the robust security solutions that Imperva delivers.”

McCollough has a global executive MBA from Duke University, and serves as a member on the Minority Alumni Advisory Board of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He is also part of a leadership forum of 50 global channel executives whose responsibility is to define global strategy and solutions impacting the Channel.