Distribution Leaders Take "Women of the Channel" and "Power 100" Honors
TARRYTOWN, N.Y., June 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading
unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and
security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today
announced Senior Vice President of North America Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy – as well as Director of Security Product Sales in North America
Heather Allen -- were recognized by UBM Tech Channel's CRN as two of
the top "Women of the Channel". Murphy was also noted among the most
influential women in the channel via the magazine's "Power 100".
The publication's annual list recognizes nearly 300 female executives
across vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution
providers for their accomplishments during this past year – and the
far-reaching impact they're having on the technology industry. This
year's "Women of the Channel" were chosen by the editors of CRN based
on achievements as executives and influence they wield over the
"We honor and congratulate this list of influential women who are
dedicated to supporting the mission of the channel," said Robert Faletra, Chief Executive Officer of UBM Tech Channel. "For years, we have
identified and celebrated the women who made an indelible mark on the
technology industry through unmatched innovation and razor-focus on
meeting the needs of the IT channel community."
As Senior Vice President of North America, Murphy has been instrumental in streamlining and restructuring Westcon
Group's North American organization – positioning the company for
increased channel penetration in 2013. Lynn also led concept creation
and strategic development of the BYODShield™ subscription-based
service. Teaming with BlueCat and Fiberlink, the offering is designed
to help customers tackle the complexities associated with personal
devices in the workplace.
In 2012, Allen collaborated with nearly a dozen security and networking
vendors to develop unique channel growth strategies, including partner
enablement and demand generation. Her ability to work seamlessly
alongside vendors helped to drive mutual goals and improved
"The foundation of our success is built on the depth and breadth of our
management team and their reports. For nearly 25 years, Westcon has
earned a reputation as one of the market's top value-added distributors
– much of which can be directly linked to the talent and focus of our
teams," said Dean Douglas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Westcon Group. "Lynn and
Heather embody the very heart of our organization and I am deeply
pleased they have been recognized for this great honor."
A special feature of the "Women of the Channel" appears in the June
issue of CRN magazine and expanded coverage of "The 100 Most Powerful
Women of the Channel" will be featured online at www.crn.com.
For more information on Westcon, please "Like" our Facebook page or track our LinkedIn page.
About UBM Tech Channel
UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company is the premier provider of IT
channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and
marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and
engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to
execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing
partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to
accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel,
visit us at www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UBMTechChannel.
UBM plc. (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc. is a leading global business media company. We inform markets
and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in
print and provide them with the information they need to do business
successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities,
from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders,
from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more
than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these
communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work
effectively and efficiently.
About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading
unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and
security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers.
Westcon's teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support
to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships
at every level of the Westcon Group organization enable partners to
receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and
flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and
engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with
agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the
fastest time to revenue. Westcon Group's portfolio of market-leading
vendors includes: Cisco, Avaya, Brocade, Polycom, Check Point, and Blue
Coat. For more information, please visit www.westcongroup.com.
SOURCE: Westcon Group
For further information: