Chris DesRosiers

Director, Security Solutions Business Development

Chris DesRosiers serves as director, security solutions business development, for Tech Data. Appointed to the role in February 2018, Chris is responsible for growing the sales of security solutions through the Tech Data partner ecosystem. His teams include a telemarketing sales prospecting team, security agnostic solutions sales reps, security services sales reps, and security solution practice consultants who deliver the award-winning TD Security Practice Builder Partner Program to North American VARs, MSPs, and MSSPs. 

Just prior to joining Tech Data, Chris had many diverse roles that included market development for an international value-added distributor for IBM across platform solutions for the Western USA. In that role he focused on security, cloud, and analytics solutions.  

Prior to that, he worked in Silicon Valley as a principal recruiter for a firm that specialized in recruiting senior software development executives (VP of engineering, CTO) for venture capital-backed startups in the valley and across the nation.  

Chris has nearly 30 years of experience in the technology sector, with much of his career in direct sales at a global telecommunications carrier, a national systems integration firm, and building a successful MSP practice. 

During a lifetime in technology, Chris has gained experience working in key verticals such as retail, healthcare, energy, entertainment, and finance. He is a graduate of Pepperdine University, where he received a B.S. in Management in 1996.