Passportal President Dan Wensley Named a 2016 CRN® Channel Chief


IT channel influencer and MSP pioneer recognized for optimizing operations and helping accelerate company’s growth

CALGARY, ALBERTA – CANADA – Feb. 22, 2016 – IT security innovator Passportal Inc. today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Dan Wensley, Passportal’s president, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners. 

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

Regarded as an MSP visionary and proven sales leader, Wensley officially joined Passportal in 2015 as president. Leveraging his expertise in how to build a successful IT service business model and award-winning sales team, Wensley helped Passportal design a partner-friendly engagement model that sells exclusively to and through the global MSP channel. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, his proven expertise, experience and commitment to flawless execution and partner enablement is driving Passportal to new levels of excellence and bringing even greater business value to partners and their customers.

"We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”

“MSPs are vital to Passportal’s success, which is why we remain committed to making it easier for them to protect and service businesses of all sizes using our cloud-based password management technology,” said Colin Knox, founder and CEO, Passportal. “Dan knows the ins and outs of a successful MSP business model and sees the opportunity for MSPs to deliver even greater value and protection using Passportal. Our business has seen record growth and partner engagement under Dan’s continued leadership and we are thrilled to see him honored with this well-deserved recognition.”

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at

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About Passportal Inc.

Passportal Inc., simplifies secure password management for IT professionals. The IT security innovator offers channel partners an industrial-strength, fully-managed, cloud-based software solution that automates password protection and makes storing, managing and retrieving passwords quick and easy from virtually any connected device. Available to VARs, MSPs and ISVs worldwide, Passportal promotes compliance with industry regulations and helps protect businesses from data breaches, cyber security threats and network vulnerabilities. Founded in 2011 by successful MSP owner Colin Knox, Passportal is headquartered in Calgary and was recently named one of the “Top Emerging Vendors” in North America by CRN. In 2012, Passportal debuted as one of CRN’s “hottest technologies” for channel partners. For more information, visit or call 888-870-7840.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. 


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