CitizenHawk launches channel marketing program, hires industry veteran to run it

CitizenHawk, a global leader in providing brand protection and online reputation, recently established a new channel incentive marketing program and has hired a veteran in the industry to run it.

A well-known expert in online brand protection and member of the International Trademark Association, Edward Schandlbauer migrated to CitizenHawk from MarkMonitor where he influenced the company’s most important clients as the director of solution sales.

Schandlbauer said he was attracted to CitizenHawk because of their impressive domain recovery capabilities and dynamic web browsing capabilities.

“I recognized a fantastic opportunity to join an up-and-coming business that is already making waves in the online brand protection field,” Schandlbauer said. “I’m especially excited to help CitizenHawk create a powerful channel marketing program. We offer some attractive opportunities for retailers and value-added resellers, especially those in the legal and information security sectors.”

Schandlbauer received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Virginia and worked as a global account executive in the Digital Brand Management Services department of VeriSign before taking the position at MarkMonitor. His position at CitizenHawk will require an active role in establishing relationships with channel partners that flourish moving forward.

“We perceive enormous opportunities for North American, European, Asian and Latin American partners able to complement our direct sales programs,” said David Duckwitz, chief executive officer at CitizenHawk. “We’re thrilled to have someone of Ed’s stature lead that effort.”

The channel industry has been flooded with recognition from Channel Partners magazine which recently released its Top 50 Channel Program list. Telecom Brokerage, an Illinois-based reseller of voice, cloud, data, internet, wireless, hardware and managed services of more than 60 different vendors was named to that list.

According to Channel Partners’ website, TBI was chosen from approximately 250 nominees that consisted of other resellers as well as carriers, master agencies, and software and hardware vendors.

“Once again, Channel Partners readers have taken the time to recognize the programs that best support their work,” said Larry Lannon, Channel Partners’ group publisher in a statement. “Channel Partners is proud to honor these companies that set the standard for backing indirect partners selling network and IT services.”