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May 18, 2017 08:00 ET

Four Brocade Employees Recognized as CRN's 2017 Women of the Channel

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - May 18, 2017) - Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named four Brocade employees to its prestigious Women of the Channel list. CRN editors selected the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

The Brocade honorees include:

  • Sandra Glaser Cheek, vice president, worldwide partner programs
  • Raelyn Kritzer, senior director, channel programs
  • Diane Guthmann, director, global channel marketing
  • Kristina Scott, senior manager, global channel marketing and communications

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.

"I am honored to be recognized by CRN, along with three of my valued team members, for our dedication and commitment to helping our partners profitably grow their businesses," said Glaser Cheek. "Our strength as a team lies both in our individual contributions as well as the diversity of talent that propels us to a common goal of delivering such strong support for Brocade partners."

Glaser Cheek, who was recently honored by CRN as one of the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, was also named, along with Kritzer, to CRN's 2017 Power 100, an elite subset of its annual Women of the Channel award list. This list identifies an exclusive group of channel influencers drawn from the larger pool of CRN's 2017 Women of the Channel: the most powerful women leaders across IT channel organizations whose expertise and vision have positioned their companies for success.

"These extraordinary executives support every aspect of the channel ecosystem, from technical innovation to marketing to business development, working tirelessly to keep the channel moving into the future," said Robert Faletra, chief executive officer of The Channel Company. "They are creating and elevating channel partner programs, developing fresh go-to-market strategies, strengthening the channel's network of partnerships and building creative new IT solutions, among many other contributions. We congratulate all the 2017 Women of the Channel on their stellar accomplishments and look forward to their future success."

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