KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Sara Valtin, VP of channel sales to its esteemed 2020 Women of the Channel list. Recognizing the unique strengths, vision, and achievements of a select group of women, this prestigious, annual list acknowledges channel leaders who are blazing a trail for future generations. These women are from all areas of the IT ecosystem, including technology vendors, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organizations.
CRN® editorial team selects the honorees to celebrate a list of exceptional women acclaimed for their contributions to channel advocacy, growth, thought leadership, and dedication to the IT channel.
Valtin is an experienced channel sales professional, with expertise in B2B sales as a direct representative as well as management. She is being recognized for several notable accomplishments, including implementing separate, unique roles within the Channel department, increasing revenue directly created by the partners by more than 50% and helping to implement a new partner portal.
“CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel list recognizes an accomplished group of influential women leaders whose strategic vision and unique achievements accelerate channel growth through cultivated partnerships, innovative thought leadership, and unwavering dedication to the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their accomplishments and contributions to driving channel success.”
“Sara is an accomplished professional and has a wealth of knowledge in sales and marketing,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “She played an instrumental role in launching our new partner portal, which makes for a seamless onboarding process, helps to train our existing partners and improves the tracking of sales and communication with partners. Sara is a valued leader in our organization and we’re so grateful to have her as part of our amazing channel team at KnowBe4.”
The 2020 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN® Magazine on June 8 and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC.
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 32,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as the last line of defense.
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