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Sharon Baechtle of Binary Defense Honored as a 2023 CRN Channel Chief

February 9, 2023

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Binary Defense, a leading Managed Detection and Response (“MDR”) and enterprise defense provider, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Sharon Baechtle on its 2023 Channel Chiefs list. Every year, this list honors the IT channel executives who work tirelessly to advance the channel agenda and deliver successful channel partner programs and strategies.

Sharon Baechtle, Vice President of Channel Sales, joined Binary Defense in 2022 to spearhead an update to the Shield Partner Program. Sharon joins the team with 18 years in cybersecurity sales and infrastructure for chemical, oil and gas, A&D, automotive, and financial services industries. In her current role, she focuses on building and developing a partner organization to support aggressive GTM sales strategy in the US. She is responsible for identifying, recruiting and enabling the partner ecosystems to support profitable growth and brings a passion for cybersecurity in expanding the partner ecosystem to meet the evolving requirements of client’s challenging needs.

“Accepting this award on behalf of my team is a true testament to the hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence that drives us every day. It’s a privilege to lead such a talented group of individuals and I am grateful to be recognized for the efforts we have put forth to drive growth and success in our channel sales efforts.” Sharon Baechtle, Vice President of Channel Sales.

The 2023 Channel Chiefs have helped their solution provider partners and customers navigate an increasingly complex landscape of interconnected challenges and shifting industry dynamics. With the innovative strategies, programs, and partnerships of these Channel Chiefs in place, the solution provider community has continued to thrive.

The 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the editorial staff based on their record of business innovation and dedication to the partner community. This year’s list represents the top IT executives responsible for building a robust channel ecosystem.

“Once again, this year’s list gives well-deserved recognition to the IT Channel Chiefs who are dedicated to driving the channel agenda and advocating for the development of strong channel partnerships,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Under their exceptional leadership, influence, and innovation, the IT channel vendor community continues to deliver solutions and services that meet the rapidly evolving needs of their solution provider partners and their customers.”

The 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2023 issue of CRN Magazine and online at

About Binary Defense

Binary Defense is a managed detection and response provider and software developer that leverages an open XDR strategy to monitor endpoint, network, cloud, and other log sources to supply high-fidelity threat detections. When paired with its advanced Threat Hunting, Digital Risk Protection, and Incident Response services, the company offers a comprehensive enterprise defense portfolio. Binary Defense demonstrates conclusive proof of superior capabilities in detecting intruder activity and this rapid detection combined with expert analysis and response decreases cyber risk for businesses.

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 unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

About Binary Defense

Binary Defense is a trusted leader in security operations, supporting companies of all sizes to proactively monitor, detect and respond to cyberattacks. The company offers a personalized Open XDR approach to Managed Detection and Response, advanced Threat Hunting, Digital Risk Protection, Phishing Response, and Incident Response services, helping customers mature their security program efficiently and effectively based on their unique risks and business needs.

With a world-class 24/7 SOC, deep domain expertise in cyber, and sophisticated technology, hundreds of companies across every industry have entrusted Binary Defense to protect their business. Binary Defense gives companies actionable insights within minutes not hours, the confidence in their program to be resilient to ever-changing threats, and the time back that matters most to their business. Binary Defense is also the Trusted Cybersecurity Partner of the Cleveland Browns and partners with PGA TOUR players. For more information, visit our website, check out our blog, or follow us on LinkedIn.