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Colin Knox, Founder & CEO of Passportal, Recognized as 2019 CRN® Channel Chief

Announcing Colin Knox, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Passportal, Recognized as 2019 CRN® Channel Chief.


Calgary, ALBERTA, CANADA – PASSPORTAL HEAD OFFICE – February 11, 2019 – Passportal Inc., a secure password and IT documentation management platform designed for Managed Service Providers (MSPs), announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Colin Knox, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization through their channel partners.

Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

Colin Knox has spent the past 15 years deeply embedded in the MSP industry as a well-recognized person in the IT Channel. In 2011, Colin founded Passportal when he identified a major pain in his own MSP with trying to get technicians quick and controlled access to privileged client credentials, and information needed to manage client IT systems. In 2014, he exited his MSP to focus on Passportal's delivery of password security and documentation management to the IT Channel. Colin has driven triple-digit growth in the business each year since, and led expansion of Passportal, the award-winning, SOC 2 certified product suite to be used by more than 2,000 MSPs around the world.

“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”

Colin Knox comments, "I am honored to be selected. As a channel-only software company who is completely committed to the success of MSPs, Passportal is thrilled to receive this recognition." 

The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.

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About Passportal Inc.

Passportal is an unified platform for secure password and IT documentation management tailor built for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and IT Service Providers (ITSPs). Our SOC 2 certified, Rapid 7 tested, and award-winning security solution supports over 2,000 partners around the world, providing technicians rapid access to the privileged information and knowledge they need to effectively support clients. Passportal has received numerous accolades, with the most recent being, “Best Revenue Opportunity” awarded at DattoCon 2018 in Austin, Texas. Visit or call 1 (888) 870-7840 for more information.

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