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LookingGlass Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances Named a CRN Channel Chief

Laurie Potratz Recognized for Leading Cyber Guardian Network Partner Program;
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RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LookingGlass™ Cyber Solutions, a leader in threat intelligence-driven security, today announced that Laurie Potratz, Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances, is being honored as a 2018 CRN Channel Chief. This is Potratz’ second consecutive appearance on the annual list while at LookingGlass, which recognizes the top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue for their organizations through channel partners.

As the head of the LookingGlass Cyber Guardian Network, Potratz is responsible for the strategic direction and execution of the partner program. Under her leadership, more the 50 companies from across the United States and around the globe participate in the program.

LookingGlass’ Cyber Guardian Network empowers security teams to confidently prevent, detect, understand and respond to prioritized, relevant threats throughout every stage of the threat lifecycle. Its Threat Intelligence-as-a-Service offerings enable Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs) and Solution Providers to supplement their existing security services portfolios with information security, brand security, or physical security monitoring protection – all supported by LookingGlass’ global team of expert security analysts.

“Laurie’s unwavering leadership, as well as her enthusiasm and dedication to our partners’ success has been instrumental in the continued growth of the LookingGlass Cyber Guardian Network,” said Pete Agresta, Chief Revenue Office at LookingGlass Cyber Solutions. “She has shepherded the partner program to tremendous success, and we look forward to watching it continue to thrive under her guidance.”

Potratz joined LookingGlass in 2016, bringing more than 20 years of experience in driving indirect and direct sales revenue, ensuring customer success, and developing and leading global go-to-market programs. Prior to LookingGlass, Potratz helped lead the execution of VMware’s global go-to-market strategy, working cross-functionally with corporate regional strategists, marketers, field and partner sales leads and business units. In addition to her second consecutive Channel Chiefs recognition, Potratz is a six-time honoree on CRN’s “Power 100 Women of the Channel” list.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff based on their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. The CRN Channel Chiefs list recognizes executives for their demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

About LookingGlass

LookingGlass Cyber Solutions delivers unified threat protection against sophisticated cyber attacks to global enterprises and government agencies by operationalizing threat intelligence across its end-to-end portfolio. Scalable threat intelligence platforms and network-based threat response products consume our machine-readable data feeds to provide comprehensive threat-driven security. Augmenting the solutions portfolio is a worldwide team of security analysts who continuously enrich our data feeds and provide customers unprecedented understanding and response capability into cyber, physical and 3rd party risks. Prioritized, relevant and timely insights enable customers to take action on threat intelligence across the different stages of the attack life cycle. Learn more at


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