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Woburn, MA – May 9, 2022 — Kaspersky today announces that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named three North American female leaders to its Women of the Channel list for 2022. This esteemed list honors the incredible accomplishments of female leaders in the IT channel. Those named on this annual list come from all corners of the IT channel including vendors, distributors, and solution providers whose vision, expertise, and contributions make an impact on the industry every day.

By bringing innovative concepts, strategic business planning and comprehensive channel initiatives to life, these extraordinary women support partners and customers with exceptional leadership. CRN celebrates these women, who are so deserving of recognition, for their constant dedication to channel excellence.

  • Ivana Abruzzese, senior channel marketing manager: Ivana is a five-time winner of this award for her channel marketing prowess. In the last year, Ivana focused her efforts towards establishing a tighter sales and marketing alignment and accelerating Kaspersky’s channel partner community. Ivana also led recruitment efforts to recruit, on board and enable partners through the distribution channel to increase Kaspersky’s reach.
  • Tanya Kerr, B2B marketing manager: A three-time winner of this recognition, Tanya focused on increasing brand awareness of Kaspersky as more than just an endpoint solution company. In addition, Tanya ran a number of lead generation campaigns that resulted in net new sales opportunities for channel partner to close. 
  • Nishma Ruda, Channel Marketing Manager: With over 14 years of channel experience, Nishma helped grow new channel partners with a strategic focus on MSP partners over the last year. This resulted a wealth of growth in Kaspersky’s MSP business. She also put forth a strong effort on various awareness campaigns and enablement efforts including virtual events, newsletters, digital campaigns and incentive programs.

“Year after year, the female channel leaders at Kaspersky are celebrated for their creativity, hard work and relentless efforts in growing the company’s stronghold in the channel, and I am so pleased that they continue to be recognized for their efforts,” said Matthew Courchesne, head of channel for Kaspersky North America. “Their ability to innovate, pivot and think on their feet set Kaspersky apart from our competitors and I am confident that their skills will only continue to sharpen in the year to come.”

"We are proud to once again recognize the remarkable leaders on this year’s Women of the Channel list. Their influence, confidence, and diligence continue to accelerate channel success significantly,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Their accomplishments will inspire others, and we look forward to witnessing their future contributions to the channel.”

CRN’s 2022 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

About Kaspersky

Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky technologies and we help 240,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at

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Kaspersky Announces 3 North American Leaders Named on CRN’s 2022 Women of the Channel List

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