SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 1, 2015 — A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a technology leader in application networking, today announced that Kirsten Lee Young, VP of worldwide channels, and Maria Jacobson, director of worldwide partner programs, have been named to The Channel Company's prestigious 2015 CRN® Women of the Channel. The annual list honors outstanding female executives across vendor channel organizations, distributors, solution providers and other women prominently involved in the IT channel ecosystem for their successes and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward. Young was also recognized as one of this year's Power 100, which honors a select subset of the women based on their insight and influence in driving channel success.
This year's Women of the Channel were carefully reviewed and selected by the editors of CRN based on their accomplishments and the influence they wield over the technology channel.
Young and Jacobson have made a significant impact in advancing A10 partnering sales and marketing strategies, as well as programs that enable the company's channel community to capitalize on high-growth opportunities with its next generation of application networking and security solutions. A10's Affinity Partner Program ensures partners are fully equipped with the training, enablement and demand generation programs to maximize growth and profitability. A10 is extending the Affinity program into international markets in 2015.
“These executives have made a lasting mark on the industry, expanding the breadth of influence in the technology channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the Women of the Channel, and celebrate their innovative contributions and commitment to the IT channel community.”
“It's an honor and a pleasure to have these talented leaders in our organization named to CRN's 2015 Women in the Channel,” said Ray Smets, vice president of worldwide sales at A10 Networks. “Both have had a successful track record in channels and bring remarkable expertise to A10. They have made outstanding contributions to A10's channel programs, driving growth and success for our partners and our company.”
The Women of the Channel will be featured in the June issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.
About A10 Networks
A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) is a leader in application networking, providing a range of high-performance application networking solutions that help organizations ensure that their data center applications and networks remain highly available, accelerated and secure. Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, Calif., and serves customers globally with offices worldwide. For more information, visit a10networks.com and @A10Networks
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN®, XChange® Events, IPED® and SharedVue®, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.
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