CRN’s 2023 Women of the Channel Honors Hannah Godwin and Kerri Holland of DirectDefense

DENVER May 8, 2023DirectDefense, Inc. is proud to announce today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Hannah Godwin, Director of Strategic Alliances, and Kerri Holland, Sr. Partner Marketing Manager, to the Women of the Channel list for 2023. Every year, CRN recognizes women from vendor, distributor, and solution provider organizations whose expertise and vision are leaving a noticeable and commendable mark on the technology industry. 

The CRN 2023 Women of the Channel honorees bring their creativity, strategic thinking and leadership to bear in a variety of roles and responsibilities, but all are turning their unique talents toward driving success for their partners and customers. With this recognition, CRN honors these women for their unwavering dedication and commitment to furthering channel excellence.

Hannah Godwin is responsible for developing new channel partnerships, as well as fostering strategic alliances at DirectDefense. Her efforts in 2022 resulted in successfully signing on 45% more channel partners and worked closely with the DirectDefense sales team to close 10% more deals that were sourced by the channel.

Kerri Holland leads partner marketing efforts at DirectDefense. Last year, she successfully cultivated new relationships and rekindled existing ones to strengthen DirectDefense’s partner ecosystem. Kerri successfully executed 51% more partner event opportunities. 

The 2023 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine, with online coverage starting May 8 at 

About DirectDefense 

DirectDefense provides enterprise risk assessments, penetration testing, ICS/SCADA security services, and 24/7 managed security services for companies of all sizes. Focused on building security resiliency, the firm offers comprehensive security testing services with specialization in application security, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, and compliance assurance testing. Its team of highly talented consultants has worked with the majority of the Fortune 100 companies, in industries such as power and utility, gaming, retail, financial, media, travel, aerospace, healthcare, and technology. More information can be found at

DirectDefense Contact:
Bethany Kozal
Sr. Marketing Manager 


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 solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.   

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The Channel Company