Dee Dee Acquista of Gigamon Recognized as 2024 CRN® Channel Chief

25-year veteran drives ‘channel-first strategy’ for deep observability market leader

Santa Clara, Calif., Feb. 5, 2024 — Gigamon, the leading deep observability company, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Dee Dee Acquista, vice president of Worldwide Channel and Alliances at Gigamon, to the prestigious 2024 CRN® Channel Chiefs list, which recognizes the IT vendor and distribution executives who are driving strategy and setting the channel agenda for their companies.

With 25 years of hands-on experience in formulating and executing channel strategy, Acquista leads the company’s channel-first strategy propelling the Gigamon Catalyst Partner Program and its Deep Observability Pipeline to new heights. As a channel expert well-attuned to the needs of today’s cloud-first organizations, Acquista has been instrumental in the company’s cloud growth momentum. As the deep observability market continues to expand globally, forecasted to reach $2B by 2027, Gigamon expanded its leadership position with 67 percent market share in the first half of 2023, according to a report by 650 Group.

“At Gigamon, we continue to prioritize innovation, working tirelessly to enable our channel partners worldwide to help thousands of organizations efficiently secure and manage their hybrid cloud infrastructure. This recognition validates the success of our channel-first strategy to deliver deep observability solutions to our shared customers and, together with our partners, accelerate their digital transformation initiatives,” said Acquista.

The Channel Chiefs list, released annually by CRN, showcases the top leaders throughout the IT channel ecosystem who work tirelessly to ensure mutual success with their partners and customers.

These channel evangelists are dedicated to supporting solution providers and achieving growth by implementing robust partner programs and unique business strategies,” said Jennifer Follett, VP, US Content, and Executive Editor, CRN, at The Channel Company. “Their efforts are instrumental in helping partners bring essential solutions to market. The Channel Company is pleased to acknowledge these prominent channel leaders and looks forward to chronicling their achievements throughout the year.”

CRN’s 2024 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2024 issue of CRN® Magazine and online at

About Gigamon

Gigamon® offers a deep observability pipeline that efficiently delivers network-derived intelligence to cloud, security, and observability tools. This helps eliminate security blind spots and reduce tool costs, enabling you to better secure and manage your hybrid cloud infrastructure. Gigamon serves more than 4,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of Fortune 100 enterprises, 9 of the 10 largest mobile network providers, and hundreds of governments and educational organizations worldwide. To learn more, please visit

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