SOURCE: PernixData


May 16, 2016 10:00 ET

PernixData Executives Recognized as CRN's 2016 Women of the Channel

Kristin Carnes and Judy Kent Honored for Outstanding Contributions to IT Channel Ecosystem

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - May 16, 2016) - PernixData announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kristin Carnes, vice president of global channel sales, and Judy Kent, director of channel marketing, to its prestigious 2016 Women of the Channel list. This is Carnes' fourth consecutive year and Kent's third consecutive year being named as honorees.

The female 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 on the basis of their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

"These executives have made a lasting mark on our industry -- growing and elevating partner programs, leading transitions to new business models and introducing cutting-edge go-to-market strategies, among other remarkable achievements," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "We congratulate all the 2016 Women of the Channel and celebrate their singular contributions to the advancement of the channel ecosystem."

Today, PernixData has a network of over 700 resellers worldwide in approximately 30 countries, with extensive distribution partners across Europe and in North America. In the last three months, over 320 individuals have signed up for PernixPrime, PernixData's sales and technical accreditation on its entire product portfolio. With over 720 total individuals who have received accreditation, PernixPrime is one of the most successful reseller accreditation programs of its kind.

Additionally, in 2015 PernixData launched a monthly Partner Webinar Series to augment formal training programs and has grown participation to over 1,000 partner registrations in just six months. The company also launched a new Partner Portal, providing partners with access to a Partner Program guide, new sales tools and automated market development funds and spiff claim processes for rapid partner enablement. Lastly, PernixData has expanded its distribution coverage in North America to include Ingram Micro Canada, and is working to add strategic national partners across Canada. This complements the numerous distributors already in place across Europe.

"Judy and I are extremely honored and grateful to be distinguished among the accomplished women of the channel," said Carnes. "We look forward to continuing to build on the relationships we have developed with our channel partners, who have been key to PernixData's incredible channel momentum and expanded channel reach with our portfolio of award-winning storage analytics and acceleration software."

The 2016 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and can be found online at

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