MILPITAS, Calif., March 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FireEye, Inc. (Nasdaq:FEYE), the leader in stopping today's advanced cyber attacks, announced today that Steve Pataky has been recognized on the CRN 2014 Channel Chiefs list and has been named as one of this year's 50 Most Influential. The prestigious Channel Chiefs list showcases those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT industry. The 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs list recognizes an elite subset of these channel executives based on their rank, channel savvy, ability to drive channel strategy within their own organization, and external impact on the channel at large. CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales. Pataky has more than 25 years of experience creating and executing global channel strategy. Prior to joining FireEye, he spearheaded channel initiatives at organizations including 3Com, Vertical Networks, and NetScreen (acquired by Juniper in 2004). He was selected for recognition by CRN for his work leading several important channel initiatives, including the FireEye Fuel Partner Program, enabling partners to broaden their market services offerings while addressing critical Web, email, and file security. "We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations. To be named to CRN's list of the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs is among the highest honors in the industry, as we carefully consider all of the key players and select those individuals who have demonstrated a consistent and unwavering commitment to this community. The honorees lead, inspire, and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.