DirectDefense Executive Named One of CRN’s Most Powerful Women of the Channel

Englewood, Colorado, May 14, 2018 – DirectDefense, Inc., an information security services company that provides 24/7 managed services, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kelly Kish, Director of Marketing to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list for the second consecutive year. 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.

“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.”

“Again, we are very proud of Kelly, and her accomplishments for DirectDefense, and we are glad to see her get this well deserved recognition,” said Jim Broome, President of DirectDefense.

The 2018 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at https://wotc.crn.com/wotc2018-details.htm?w=223.

About DirectDefense
DirectDefense, named one of America’s fastest growing small private companies in 2017 and 2016 by Inc. Magazine, is an information security services and 24/7 managed services provider headquartered in Englewood, CO, with locations across the United States. Founded in 2011 on more than 50 years combined experience in information security, DirectDefense works in close and honest partnership with clients to design a personalized information security solution that works, based on an organization’s specific needs. To learn more, visit www.directdefense.com.

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

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