Woburn, MA - July 12, 2021 - Kaspersky is pleased to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Nishma Ruda to its 2021 list of Rising Female Stars. This list honors up-and-coming, talented women in the IT channel for whose contributions are shaping the future of the IT channel through their leadership, tireless dedication and innovative ideas.

Selected by the CRN editorial team, the 2nd annual Rising Female Stars list is made up of exceptional channel leadership candidates. Honorees are selected for their unique experience, expertise, impact on their partners and dedication to the IT channel. These women are playing key roles in helping their organizations maintain and grow their channel partner programs across a multitude of disciplines, including marketing, program management and partner engagement.

Since beginning her role at Kaspersky, Nishma has developed and grown the channel business in her territory in Canada. Her main focus is to support channel partners with the right tools, resources and skills to be able to sell the company’s solutions easily and quickly. She has built strong relationships across her partner base and works closely with resellers to develop strategic marketing plans and achieve results.

“Nishma is so deserving of this award, and we are thrilled that CRN has recognized her work in the channel as a member of the prestigious rising star list,” said Matt Courchesne, head of channel for Kaspersky North America. “Nishma’s dedication to working with partners and understanding their needs has propelled her growing reputation in the industry, and we are excited to see what the future holds for her career.”

“CRN’s 2021 Rising Female Stars list recognizes professionals displaying an unwavering commitment toward channel growth and excellence. These future leaders are driving tomorrow’s innovations for today’s organizations,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “On behalf of The Channel Company, we congratulate all the honorees. What these women are accomplishing today will define the IT channel for many years to come.”

To view the full list of 2021 Rising Female Stars, please visit www.CRN.com/risingstars.

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Kaspersky’s Nishma Ruda Honored on the 2021 CRN® Rising Female Stars List

Kaspersky is pleased to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Nishma Ruda to its 2021 list of Rising Female Stars.
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