This week, we sat down with Kenneth McCray, head of Channel Sales and Operations for the Americas at Intel Security. McCray took on the role of channel chief in January, after holding the title of senior director for the Americas Channel for Intel Security for the past 22 years. McCray was also responsible for the creation of the first McAfee channel team.
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McCray: I was a paperboy for the Courier Express newspaper in Buffalo, NY
The VAR Guy says: "Read all about it! Intel Security Channel Chief starts career as humble paperboy!" We'd read that story for sure.
McCray: 1967 Mustang Convertible
The VAR Guy says: What a beauty! This would be a perfect car for riding down the coast in the hot summer months.
McCray: Cancun, Mexico with my lovely wife
The VAR Guy says: How sweet! Cancun is a lovely spot, so long as you avoid all the spring break parties!
McCray: "The Wizard of Westwood: Coach John Wooden and His UCLA Bruins".
The VAR Guy says: Wooden is certainly a legendary figure in the NCAA, and this book really captures his love of the game and his remarkable ability to lead the Bruins to victory time and time again.
McCray: A Samsung 60'' Smart 4K Ultra HDTV.
The VAR Guy says: Wow, that's one heck of a nice TV! With a screen like that, we would be hard-pressed to ever leave the couch.
McCray: "CSI: Cyber"
The VAR Guy says: A fitting choice, especially considering that you are a channel chief for a cybersecurity provider!
McCray: I wanted to be a pro basketball player or a pro bowler
The VAR Guy says: That's so cool! We hope you still play both sports in your spare time (bowling joke totally intended).
McCray: "The Sandlot" (1993) – innocent kids playing Americas favorite game of baseball, there is nothing better than that!
The VAR Guy says: This is a great summer film too – it really makes us want to get outside and run the bases!
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