Mike Hanauer of SKOUT Cybersecurity Recognized as 2021 CRN® Channel Chief

NEW YORK, February 8, 2021 – SKOUT Cybersecurity, a leader in offering cloud-native, cyber-as-a-service software for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), delivered by managed service providers (MSPs), today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Mike Hanauer, Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), to its 2021 list of Channel Chiefs. The prestigious CRN® Channel Chiefs list, released annually, recognizes leading IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation, and growth.

As a 2021 Channel Chief, Hanauer is a member of a group of prominent leaders who influence the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies, programs and partnerships. The annual CRN Channel Chiefs list recognizes Hanauer for his exemplary leadership and influence as he continues to drive growth for the IT channel.

Since joining SKOUT in June 2019, Hanauer has overseen the firm’s sales, marketing and customer success. Prior to his current role, he worked at a channel backup provider, where he helped grow the company to about 1,700 employees, and was part of the team that helped them become Connecticut’s first $1B privately held company.

“We are proud to see Mike recognized by CRN as one of the channel’s most influential leaders,” said Aidan Kehoe, CEO and Founder of SKOUT Cybersecurity. “Mike’s 10 years of experience working with MSPs and his creative thinking have allowed us to optimize the value we bring to our MSP Partners.”

“CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list includes the industry’s biggest channel evangelists, a group of individuals who work tirelessly on behalf of their partners and drive growth through the development of strong partner programs and innovative business strategies that help bring business-critical solutions to market,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The Channel Company is proud to recognize these channel influencers and looks forward to following their continued success.”

CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN® Magazine and online at


SKOUT makes cyber-as-a-service easy for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) by offering one dashboard, one number to call, and one turnkey partner. SKOUT is trusted by MSPs all over the world and offers a systematic approach to lower the cost and complexity of delivering managed security services. SKOUT believes that all businesses should have access to protection from cybercrime, regardless of size.

To learn more, visit or follow SKOUT’s LinkedIn and Facebook Pages.

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