Kelly Kish of DirectDefense Recognized as One of CRN’s 2017 Women of the Channel

Englewood, Colorado, May 16, 2017 – 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 2017 Women of the Channel list. 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.

“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, CEO 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.”

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

The 2017 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

About DirectDefense
DirectDefense, named one of America’s fastest growing small private companies in 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

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.

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