Woburn, MA – June 3, 2014 – Kaspersky Lab North America today announced that Leslie Bois, Director, Channel Sales and Cecilia Lessard, Director, Distribution Channel have both been named to the CRN 2014 Women of the Channel list. Additionally, Leslie has been recognized as one of this year’s Power 100. The annual Women of the Channel list highlights the accomplishments of female executives within vendor, distribution and solution provider organizations, and the impact they are having on the advancement of the IT reseller industry. The Power 100 spotlights those female executives at vendor and distributor organizations whose insight and influence in their respective companies help drive channel success.
The year 2013 was a record-breaking year for Kaspersky Lab North America, with 21 percent year over year increase in overall sales and a 30 percent increase in the number of partners. Leslie and Cecilia each had their hand in driving such significant success, a direct result of their consistent strategy and unwavering focus on the reseller partner and customer experience. In both of their unique roles, Leslie and Cecilia have put programs, incentives and investments into place that are a testament to their commitment to driving success for the company and its partners in 2014 and beyond.
Chris Doggett, Managing Director
Kaspersky Lab North America
“Hats off to Leslie and Cecilia for this well-deserved honor and their determined commitment to growing Kaspersky’s channel. Leslie and Cecilia each bring unique leadership skills and expertise to Kaspersky and both have made significant contributions that drive growth and success for their teams, partners and of course the company as a whole. Always keeping the end goal in mind, they are talented leaders with laser focus. We congratulate them on this award and the mark they’re making on the industry.”
Robert Faletra, CEO
The Channel Company
“It is our privilege to acknowledge the exceptional achievements of the women in this year’s Power 100. We are committed to raising the visibility of the contributions of women in the channel, and we applaud the far-reaching influence of these executives who are defining today’s channel and helping to shape its future.”
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 16-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
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About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, The Channel Company has leveraged proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.
* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2012. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2013–2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares (IDC #242618, August 2013). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2012.