Tech Data has established a winning team of leaders in the security industry to head our security
practices. Through their guidance, we're able to provide you the directions, tools and skills to grow your business
and protect your customers.
Vice President, Global Security Solutions
Francisco Criado serves as Vice President of Global Security Solutions for Tech Data. In this role, he's responsible
for providing the strategic direction and driving security sales performance across multiple routes to market and
vendor lines worldwide, while responding to industry, channel and market trends. This includes aligning security
strategies and actions to deliver a competitive advantage within the security ecosystem, growing Tech Data's brand
recognition in world-class security capabilities, and serving an MSP community through strategically focused
offerings, custom-made for solutions providers.
Alex Ryals serves as Vice President of Security Solutions in North America for Tech Data. He was appointed to the
role as of February 2017, upon the completion of Tech Data's acquisition of Avnet's Technology Solutions division.
In this role, he's responsible for accelerating the sales of security solutions through the Tech Data partner
ecosystem. By leveraging vendor sales, training and enablement, custom solutions and delivery services, Alex's team
helps partners build security practices and recruits new vendors into the Tech Data family.
Tracy Holtz has been serving as a Director of Security Solutions in Tech Data's Security Organization for the past 5
years. She joined the company in December of 1996 and brings over 23 years of strategic channel knowledge to the
team. Tracy is responsible for Tech Data's US Security Vendor Management strategy and business. Tracy began her
career in the IT industry when she joined Trans World Electronics in 1993 and held positions in finance and
purchasing. Tracy has been leading security and cloud vendor go to market strategies and sales since 2001 holding
positions of Product Manager, Sr. Product Manager, Marketing Manager, and Sr. Marketing Manager.
Chris DesRosiers has been serving as Director of Security Business Development for Tech Data since February 2018. In
this role, he's responsible for growing the sales of security solutions through the Tech Data partner ecosystem.
Chris' teams include a telemarketing sales prospecting team, a team of security-agnostic solutions sales reps, a
security services sales reps team and security solution practice consultant team. His goal is to ensure all these
teams work in tandem to help deliver the award-winning Tech Data Security Practice Builder Partner Program to North
American VARs, MSPs and MSSPs.
Director, Security Enablement and Training, Americas
Brett L. Scott serves as the director of Security Enablement and Training, Americas for Tech Data. In this role, he
is responsible for accelerating the security expertise of our partners and building security solutions for the Tech
Data partner ecosystem to deliver to their customers. Scott's current project is the Tech Data Cyber Range (TDCR). A
multi-million-dollar effort, the TDCR is part of Tech Data's next-generation distributor strategy. Brett is the
co-founder of the National Cyber Warfare Foundation (NCWF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization leading the country
in teaching hands-on cybersecurity skills in a real-world environment. The primary purpose of the NCWF and the Tech
Data Cyber Range is to develop real competence in cybersecurity. His career began professionally in 1987 and he
remains hands-on, but he also has many years of experience leading technical teams. During his career, he has worked
in many different industries and has a great deal of in-depth knowledge on cybersecurity issues facing companies