SonicWall’s Technical Hero of the Year for North America

SonicWall recognizes Darren Schmidt at Executech for outstanding achievement in channel strategy and cybersecurity partnership


Darren Schmidt, team lead at Executech in the Sacramento region, was selected as SonicWall’s Technical Hero of the Year for North America. This outstanding achievement recognizes his exceptional performance, unwavering commitment, and dedication to the partnership with SonicWall.

This award honors Darren for going above and beyond as a champion of SonicWall. He has actively pursued a deeper understanding of the product and its applications. Darren has worked hard to expand Executech’s footprint with the SonicWall portfolio and has been instrumental in the growth of Executech’s business.

Darren Schmidt, Team Lead

“We are proud to have Darren on our team and representing the needs of our clients,” said Steve Petty, General Manager of Executech Sacramento. “We are so excited to celebrate Darren’s contributions and accomplishments with this award.”

In a challenging cyber threat landscape, this award and the other award categories honor individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond delivering cybersecurity solutions to their customers.

“From our early days, SonicWall’s accomplishments have always been linked to the success of its esteemed partners and distributors,” said SonicWall CEO and President Bob VanKirk. “We are delighted to acknowledge our SonicWall SecureFirst partners who consistently deliver first-class security services to organizations of all sizes. We are extremely grateful and humbled by our global network of over 17,000 partners and distributors, and these awards recognize their outstanding work.”

SonicWall has been honoring partners and distributors every year for more than a decade for their special contribution to protecting customers from cybercriminals.


About SonicWall
SonicWall delivers Boundless Cybersecurity for the hyper-distributed era in a work reality where everyone is remote, mobile and unsecure. SonicWall safeguards organizations mobilizing for their new business normal with seamless protection that stops the most evasive cyberattacks across boundless exposure points and increasingly remote, mobile and cloud-enabled workforces. By knowing the unknown, providing real-time visibility and enabling breakthrough economics, SonicWall closes the cybersecurity business gap for enterprises, governments and SMBs worldwide.



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