Opengear Executive Recognized as 2019 CRN Channel Chief

Channel veteran Bryan Keepers earns distinction on strength of Opengear’s significant partner program revenue growth throughout 2018

EDISON, N.J., Feb. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Opengear (, a leading provider of solutions that deliver secure, resilient network access and automation to critical IT infrastructure, today announced that Bryan Keepers, Director of Channel Sales Americas for Opengear, has been designated a 2019 Channel Chief by CRN. The annual award highlights channel leaders based on their professional achievements, industry standing, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation within their organization.

Keepers, who joined Opengear nearly four years ago, is responsible for developing and executing the company’s channel sales programs while managing key reseller partner and distribution relationships. Under his leadership, Opengear grew channel revenues by 40% in 2018 and expanded its reseller program to 350 channel partners.

“Bryan continues to be an invaluable leader for our channel business,” said Todd Rychecky, VP Sales Americas, Opengear. “Our partnership program has quickly reached new heights under Bryan’s guidance, proactive initiatives, and attention to partner relationships. He has a deep understanding not just for the solutions that Opengear builds, but also for how our partners can be successful mapping them to end user pain points across industries.”

“I’m honored to be named a CRN Channel Chief,” said Bryan Keepers, Director of Channel Sales Americas, Opengear. “That said, my job is certainly made easier by the technical innovation my colleagues continue to develop. We are the leader in smart out-of-band management and remote network infrastructure solutions because of them – and this past year has proved just how critical Opengear technology is to the SD-WAN deployments our partners are increasingly delivering to enterprise customers. I look forward to continuing to work closely with our worldwide partners and ensuring they have everything they need to increase their revenue opportunities and help their customers ensure network – and business – continuity no matter what.”

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About Opengear

Opengear delivers secure, resilient access and automation to critical IT infrastructure, even when the primary network is down. Provisioning, orchestration and remote management of network devices through innovative software and appliances, enables NetOps teams to manage their data centers and remote network locations reliably and efficiently. Opengear’s business continuity solutions are trusted by global organizations across financial, digital communications, retail and manufacturing industries. The company is headquartered in New Jersey, with R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Brisbane, Australia. For more information please visit


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