13 Sophos Executives Named 2020 CRN Women of the Channel

Sophos Press Release

Three Executives Further Honored on CRN’s Power 100 Elite List of Extraordinary Women

BURLINGTON, Mass. – May 11, 2020 – Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named 13 Sophos executives to its 2020 Women of the Channel list. For the fourth consecutive year, Sophos has the most women from any dedicated IT security company honored on the esteemed list and acclaimed for their unique strengths, vision and channel contributions.

Sophos executives recognized on the CRN list, which is comprised of women from all areas of the IT ecosystem, including technology vendors, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organizations, include:

  • Kendra Krause, senior vice president, global channels and sales operations
  • Justine Lewis, vice president, worldwide regional and channel marketing
  • Erin Malone, vice president, North America channel sales
  • Caralyn Stern, vice president, global channel and Americas marketing
  • Regina Vignone, senior director of sales, channel east
  • Nicki Dewhurst, senior marketing director, Asia Pacific and Japan
  • Allison Clarke, director of global channel programs
  • Andrea Carter, regional director marketing, NEMEA
  • Maria Ardila, LATAM channel director
  • Claudia Vizcarra, multi-country Latin America director
  • Alejandra Garcia, country director, Mexico
  • Christina Nairn, senior manager, Americas channel marketing
  • Tara Bresnahan, senior manager, Americas channel marketing

Krause, Malone and Stern also top CRN’s 2020 Power 100, an elite subgroup of standout individuals from the Women of the Channel list. These executives are recognized as extraordinary women who have inspired peers through their thought leadership and tireless dedication to channel advancement.

“To keep pace with increasingly cunning cyber attackers, Sophos is arming IT professionals and the channel that serves them with the industry’s most innovative and highly effective next-generation cybersecurity solutions,” said Michael Valentine, chief revenue officer at Sophos. “These 13 women are committed to helping businesses stay one step ahead of cybercriminals’ advanced attacks, and together they’ve built and continue to enable the industry’s best channel program, bar none.”

The Women of the Channel accolades are the latest in a series from CRN. Already this year, seven Sophos executives were named 2020 Channel Chiefs. Sophos also received a 5-star rating in CRN’s 2020 Partner Program Guide for the competitive advantages only provided through the Sophos Partner Program.

“CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel list recognizes an accomplished group of influential women leaders whose strategic vision and unique achievements accelerate channel growth through cultivated partnerships, innovative thought leadership, and unwavering dedication to the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their accomplishments and contributions to driving channel success.”

The 2020 Women of the Channel and Power 100 lists are featured online at www.CRN.com/WOTC, and will appear in the June 2020 issue of CRN.

About Sophos

As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyber threats. Powered by SophosLabs – a global threat intelligence and data science team – Sophos’ cloud-native and AI-powered solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cyberattack techniques, including ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, active-adversary breaches, phishing, and more. Sophos Central, a cloud-native management platform, integrates Sophos’ entire portfolio of next-generation products, including the Intercept X endpoint solution and the XG next-generation firewall, into a single “synchronized security” system accessible through a set of APIs. Sophos has been driving a transition to next-generation cybersecurity, leveraging advanced capabilities in cloud, machine learning, APIs, automation, managed threat response, and more, to deliver enterprise-grade protection to any size organization. Sophos sells its products and services exclusively through a global channel of more than 53,000 partners and managed service providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home. The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at www.sophos.com.