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Fortinet's Kendra Krause Recognized by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 01:37:00 PM
Fortinet, Inc., a provider of network security appliances and unified threat management (UTM) solutions, today announced that Kendra Krause, the company’s vice president of channel sales, has been recognized by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine as one of the Top 100 Women in the Channel. The Top 100 Women in the Channel were chosen by the editors of the magazine based on their achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel.

Krause is responsible for strategy and management of channel sales, enablement and marketing programs for Fortinet’s channel partners around the globe. She plays a pivotal role in supporting Fortinet’s channel-focused sales model. With more than 10 years of channel experience, Krause has helped Fortinet create a team entirely dedicated to help partners plan, support and drive their businesses. Under her leadership, Fortinet’s channel account team has grown significantly, establishing a strong support system for the company’s FortiPartner program. The program recently earned Everything Channel’s Company of the Year award for the Network Security Appliances category of the Everything Channel 2009 ARC Awards. In addition, Fortinet also received certification as a Five-Star Partner from Everything Channel for the third consecutive year in 2009, an acknowledgement of the strength of Fortinet’s FortiPartner Program for IT integrators, solution providers, resellers and consultants.

“We are very pleased and honored that Everything Channel has once again recognized Kendra as a champion of the channel community and a strong asset for Fortinet,” said Michael Valentine, vice president of Americas sales and support, Fortinet. “Kendra and her team have worked hard not only to maintain our channel program in a tough economy, but also to innovate and invest in our partners during a time when they need vendor support the most.”

“We are very pleased to see women executives reaching the highest levels in a wide range of dynamic companies. It is with great pleasure that we honor the women that have made a profound impact in the technology marketplace. We offer our congratulations to Kendra for her significant contributions to our industry,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel.
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