Three Executives Further Honored on CRN’s Power 100 Elite List of Distinguished Leaders

OXFORD, U.K. — May 14, 2024 —

Sophos, a global leader of innovative security solutions for defeating cyberattacks, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named 19 Sophos executives to its 2024 Women of the Channel list. The Sophos leaders are honored for their creative and strategic leadership that is furthering channel excellence and positively influencing the technology industry.

This year’s CRN list spotlights women who are driving success for their channel partners and customers through an unwavering dedication and commitment to innovation. Sophos executives include:

          - Kendra Krause, senior vice president, global channels and small business sales
          - Justine Lewis, chief marketing officer
          - Caralyn Stern, vice president, Americas and global marketing - channel, brand and content
          - Regina Vignone, vice president, midmarket sales
          - Allison Clarke, senior director, global channel strategy and programs
          - Nicki Dewhurst, vice president, APJ marketing
          - Daniela Stolz, senior marketing director, Central EMEA and EMEA demand generation lead
          - Tara Bresnahan, director, Americas channel marketing
          - Christina Nairn, director, Americas regional marketing
          - Maria Ardila, sales director, South of Latin America
          - Denise Pascual, marketing director, Latin America
          - Molly Brown, manager, channel sales
          - Stacy Whitley, senior CAE, marketplace and telco
          - Ketty Alvear, senior sales director, North of Latin America
          - Karen Guarino, senior MSP channel account executive, Americas
          - Andrea Carter, vice president, EMEA marketing
          - Anna Becker, senior marketing manager, EMEA channel/MSP/CSP
          - Daniella Howells, senior marketing manager
          - Kathleen Grahame, marketing director, regional and integrated programs, Asia Pacific and Japan

Krause, Lewis and Stern are further honored on CRN’s 2024 Women of the Channel Power 100 list of distinguished leaders. This elite list recognizes the most influential women leaders for their advocacy, expertise and deep dedication to improving outcomes and opportunities for their own organizations and the full IT channel ecosystem.

“Sophos is a channel-first, channel-best company, and we are always striving to provide our channel partners, including our fast-growing Managed Security Providers (MSPs) with innovation – from advanced cybersecurity technology and services that prevent, detect and respond cyberattacks to real-time and historical threat intelligence, training and support – to help keep our collective customers protected from active adversaries,” said Krause. “Sophos’ impressive ‘Women of the Channel’ know how important cybersecurity innovation is, especially amidst the ever-changing threat landscape. We are all dedicated to delivering Sophos’ innovations through strategic channel programs that help elevate our partners as industry leaders and forward thinkers in their own right.”

“It is a great privilege to honor the remarkable achievements of these women leaders in the IT channel,” said Jennifer Follett, vice president, U.S. content and executive editor, CRN at The Channel Company. “Each woman on the list has demonstrated a deep commitment to innovation and leadership that advances their organizations and drives transformation and success across the IT channel.”

The 2024 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

About Sophos

Sophos is a global leader and innovator of advanced security solutions that defeat cyberattacks, including Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and incident response services and a broad portfolio of endpoint, network, email, and cloud security technologies. As one of the largest pure-play cybersecurity providers, Sophos defends more than 600,000 organizations and more than 100 million users worldwide from active adversaries, ransomware, phishing, malware, and more. Sophos’ services and products connect through the Sophos Central management console and are powered by Sophos X-Ops, the company’s cross-domain threat intelligence unit. Sophos X-Ops intelligence optimizes the entire Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, which includes a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity and information technology vendors. Sophos provides cybersecurity-as-a-service to organizations needing fully managed security solutions. Customers can also manage their cybersecurity directly with Sophos’ security operations platform or use a hybrid approach by supplementing their in-house teams with Sophos’ services, including threat hunting and remediation. Sophos sells through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at