Chet Namboodri of Nozomi Networks named as 2024 CRNⓇ Channel Chief

Nozomi Networks Inc., the leader in OT, IoT and critical infrastructure security, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Chet Namboodri, SVP, Alliances and Channel Sales, to the 2024 CRN® Channel Chiefs list, which recognizes the distribution executives who are driving strategy and setting the channel agenda for their companies.

Chet brings more than three decades of cross-functional, cross-industrial executive leadership to his role as Senior Vice President of Alliances and Channel Sales. He has deep expertise in industrial automation and control systems (IACS), manufacturing, operational technologies (OT), and industrial networking. Chet runs Nozomi Networks’ business development, channel sales, technology alliances, and corporate development partner strategies and business execution.

“Nozomi is committed to educating, enabling, and empowering our  partners using our industry-leading platform and technologies combined with their robust services and talent to safeguard the world’s critical infrastructure from cyber threats,” said Chet Namboodri, SVP, Alliances and Channel Sales, Nozomi Networks. “It takes a village, and this award is a testament to all of the inspiring, hardworking, and dedicated individuals and cross-functional team execution that make Nozomi’s partner program and channel-leveraged go-to-market strategy so successful.”

The Channel Chiefs list, released annually by CRN, showcases the top leaders throughout the channel ecosystem who work tirelessly to ensure mutual success with their partners and customers.

“These channel evangelists are dedicated to supporting solution providers and achieving growth by implementing robust partner programs and unique business strategies,” said Jennifer Follett, VP, US Content, and Executive Editor, CRN, at The Channel Company. “Their efforts are instrumental in helping partners bring essential solutions to market. The Channel Company is pleased to acknowledge these prominent channel leaders and looks forward to chronicling their achievements throughout the year.”

CRN’s 2024 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2024 issue of CRN® Magazine and online at

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