Kerio Technologies today announced that Karen Miller, director of sales, North America, has been recognized by UBM Channel’s CRN Magazine as one of the Women of the Channel in 2012. Honorees in CRN’s 2012 Women of the Channel list have made a name for themselves as influential leaders within their own company, and the IT channel as a whole.
Executives on the list were selected by the editors of CRN Magazine based on nominations and applications from a field of vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers. Criteria for selection was based on the role each applicant played over the past year in driving revenue for their company and the steps they’ve taken to evangelize the importance of the IT channel.
In her role, Miller guides the Kerio Sales team to help channel partners move beyond the organization’s flagship products and realize Kerio’s complete line of IT infrastructure offerings are among the most flexible in the industry. In the last two years, Kerio has expanded its product portfolio, added hardware appliances, introduced a SaaS pricing model, and helped partners host its products in the cloud. Through regular communication with partners, Miller and her team stress that flexibility and simplicity are a big part of the Kerio Alternative IT mission, and how Kerio's products are a fit for most of their clients – creating more revenue for the channel.
Miller guides the Kerio sales team to help channel partners move beyond the organization’s flagship products and realize that Kerio provides many solutions for a complete back-office IT infrastructure. Through regular contact with partners, she and her team stress the synergy of Kerio’s Alternative IT offerings. So, for partners who are familiar with Kerio, they are well equipped to begin offering and managing more solutions and creating more revenue for themselves.
“Now in its 9th annual publication, CRN’s 2012 “Women of the Channel” list honors female executives based on their accomplishments over the past year, and their dedication to driving the overall success of the IT Channel,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, UBM Channel. This designation is especially important because it recognizes successful and influential women in the IT channel, which has long been considered a male-centric industry. I take great pride in honoring and congratulating these women for their contributions to the industry and their respective organizations.”
“Kerio is committed to the channel as evidenced by our investment in people like Karen to provide a world-class partner program,” said Mirek Kren, vice president of worldwide sales, Kerio Technologies. “Karen contributes greatly to the growth and success of the company and our partners, which is demonstrated through this recognition.”
Editorial coverage of the Women of the Channel will appear in the July 2012 issue of CRN Magazine. Expanded coverage and the full list will be featured online at CRN.com.
About Kerio Technologies
Innovating in Internet security since 1997, Kerio Technologies, Inc. (kerio.com) provides unified collaboration, communications and security solutions for businesses and organizations worldwide that prefer a simple approach to IT. Kerio is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has offices in New York, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Australia, and Russia. Kerio is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a member of CalConnect, a calendaring and scheduling consortium, and a member of the Mac Developer Program. Kerio has more than 5,000 channel partners who support more than 50,000 customers in more than 108 countries. Technology partners include Sophos, zvelo, VMware, Parallels and Notify Technology Corporation.
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