PKWARE, a global leader in data security, announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jen Ferguson, director of partner marketing, to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list. The executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.
CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.
Since joining PKWARE in October 2017, Ferguson has been leading the development of messaging, positioning, and sales and marketing tools to extend the value of current PKWARE offerings for PKWARE’s channel partners to create new revenue opportunities. This is the second year Ferguson has been on this prestigious list. She was previously recognized for her achievements in leading initiatives focused on increasing partner productivity, partner enablement and training, partner communication and engagement, and the overall partner experience in her preceding role.
“Jen is a tremendous asset to our team and it’s great to see her recognized by the industry. As director of partner marketing, she enables our partners to drive demand and relevance with customers across all regions and partner routes to market,” said Miller Newton, CEO of PKWARE. “She hit the ground running by helping us launch a product integration with Boldon James, and she’s been actively working with the channel partners this year to develop a framework for channel partners to leverage our solutions with other vendors.”
“It is an honor to receive this recognition by CRN two years in a row,” said Ferguson. “Over the course of the next year, I will continue to develop and deliver sales enablement tools and marketing programs to drive partner growth and increase partner engagement.”
“This accomplished group of leaders is steadily guiding the IT channel into a prosperous new era of services-led business models and deep, strategic partnerships,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel list honors executives who are driving channel progress through a number of achievements—exemplary partner programs, innovative product development and marketing, effective team-building, visionary leadership and accelerated sales growth—as well as advocacy for the next generation of women channel executives.”