Former eEye CEO to Join Microsoft

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Channel veteran Ross Brown will become vice president of solution and ISV partners on June 2.

Ross Brown, former CEO of eEye Digital Security and a veteran in the channel will start at Microsoft on June 2, Microsoft says. 

Brown will assume the title of vice president of solution and ISV partners in the Worldwide Partner Group and will develop and manage Microsoft's global partner account managers who work with ISVs, system integrators, and solution provider partners worldwide.

Brown came to endpoint security vendor eEye in 2005 as COO, was promoted to the company's CEO in September of 2006 but served only for about six months.  He was ousted by that company's board of directors in April 2007 and replaced with the company's then senior VP of sales and marketing, Kamal Arafeh.

A seasoned channel veteran, Brown spent three years at Citrix as vice preseident of worldwide sales and channel operations before working at eEye. He also was a worldwide channel marketing manager at IBM, and has been working as a private channel consultant since leaving eEye. 

Brown will report to Allison Watson, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft says. 
Sharon Linsenbach Sharon Linsenbach is a staff writer for eWEEK and eWEEK Channel Insider. Prior to joining Ziff Davis, Sharon was Assistant Managing Editor for CRN, a weekly magazine for PC and technology resellers. Before joining CRN, Sharon was an Acquisitions Editor for The Coriolis Group and later, Editorial Director with Paraglyph Press, both in Scottsdale, AZ. She holds a BA in English from Drew University and lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her significant other and two neurotic cats. When she's not reading or writing about technology, Sharon enjoys yoga, knitting, traveling and live music. Sharon can be reached at Sharon.Linsenbach@ziffdavisenterprise.com.