MILWAUKEE, May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/PKWARE, a global leader in data security, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jen Ferguson, director of partner marketing, to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list. The executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

"Jen is a tremendous asset to our team, and it's great to see her recognized by the industry. As director of partner marketing, she enables our partners to drive demand and relevance with customers across all regions and partner routes to market," said Miller Newton, CEO of PKWARE. "She hit the ground running by helping us launch a product integration with Boldon James, and she's been actively working with the channel partners this year to develop a framework for channel partners to leverage our solutions with other vendors."

"It is an honor to receive this recognition by CRN two years in a row," said Ferguson. "Over the course of the next year, I will continue to develop and deliver sales enablement tools and marketing programs to drive partner growth and increase partner engagement."

"This accomplished group of leaders is steadily guiding the IT channel into a prosperous new era of services-led business models and deep, strategic partnerships," said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. "CRN's 2018 Women of the Channel list honors executives who are driving channel progress through a number of achievements—exemplary partner programs, innovative product development and marketing, effective team-building, visionary leadership and accelerated sales growth—as well as advocacy for the next generation of women channel executives."

The 2018 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at


PKWARE has been a trusted leader in global business data protection and encryption for 30 years. PKWARE's solutions keep data safe from internal and external cybersecurity threats for more than 30,000 enterprise customers, including 200 government entities. Its software-defined solutions provide cost-effective and easy-to-implement protection that is transparent to end-users and simple for IT to administer and control. For more information, please visit

About the Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved.

Media Contacts

Sara Stephens
(646) 428-0675
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kim Sparks
The Channel Company
(508) 416-1193
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.