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Phil Eden of IGEL Honored as 2024 CRN® Channel Chief

Eden recognized for empowering IGEL’s partner community to drive performance and create meaningful customer impact

SAN FRANCISCO, February 5, 2024 – IGEL, provider of the secure endpoint OS for now and next, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Phil Eden, Vice President of North America Channel Sales for IGEL, to the prestigious 2024 CRN® Channel Chiefs list, which recognizes the IT vendor and distribution executives who are driving strategy and setting the channel agenda for their companies.

Over the past year, Eden has worked to build the partner acceleration model for IGEL’s secure endpoint platform, based on a Preventative Security Model for the Zero Trust protections that help to eliminate security vulnerabilities while delivering exceptional user experiences. This included activating, training and empowering partners to increase their customer engagement using the platform to empower users and lower end user computing costs.

“At IGEL, we are deeply invested in the success of our partners to support our mutual growth and scale,” said Eden. “Enablement is the foundation of a successful partnership. My team and I are passionate about advocating for our partners and our ecosystem, the idea of being intentionally different and/or different by design is something we perpetuate wherever we go. It’s our underlying belief that creativity is the foundation of our success. Sometimes we are the muse, and sometimes we are the painter for our partners.”

Klaus Oestermann, CEO, IGEL, added, “I am thrilled to see Phil recognized by CRN as an IT channel influencer and leader. With his channel leadership, IGEL continues to lead our partners for mutual success. We are incredibly grateful for his contributions including his role in the growth of our IGEL Services Specialization program and empowering our partners to optimize and secure the experience customers have with their IGEL OS-powered endpoint environments.”

The Channel Chiefs list, released annually by CRN, showcases the top leaders throughout the IT 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

About IGEL

IGEL is the leader in providing a secure endpoint OS for enterprises now and next. Designed for VDI, DaaS, SaaS and secure browsing, IGEL OS delivers a first-class user experience while being seamless to manage – saving money, fuelling growth, supporting sustainability and driving organizations forward. IGEL OS supports a Zero Trust approach to security through the unique IGEL Preventative Security Model removing the attack vectors often exploited by bad actors. Trusted by leading healthcare, financial services, retail, manufacturing, and government leaders worldwide, IGEL has a growing ecosystem of more than 125 integrated IGEL Ready ecosystem partners and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit

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