TAMPA, Fla., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectWise, developer of the leading business management solution designed exclusively for IT service providers, VARs and MSPs, today announced that for the third year in a row Linda Catrett Brotherton, CTO, and Jeannine Edwards, Director, ConnectWise Community, have been recognized by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine as two of the top Women of the Channel in 2011. This annual list recognizes female executives for their accomplishments over the past year, based on their achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel. This year's Women of the Channel were chosen by the editors of CRN Magazine from a field of vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers. Both were named to CRN's Power 100 list identifying the 100 most influential executives in the industry.
With more than 25 years of expertise in software development, Linda Brotherton is responsible for the development of the ConnectWise professional service automation (PSA) application and oversees the creation of practical design methods critical to ongoing product enhancements. She has continued to expand on the product's functionality and integration with leading business management software products including managed services applications, financial and accounting systems, quoting and more.
Jeannine Edwards has more than 13 years of B2B development experience. As the Director of the ConnectWise Community, Jeannine and her team develop and manage the company's channel community relationships from both the partner and vendor perspective. Jeannine's charter is to identify and provide conduits for the ConnectWise Community to connect and collaborate with each other and with ConnectWise. Jeannine and her team also manage and cultivate the ConnectWise integration relationships.
"This year's Women of the Channel list honors those female executives who epitomize success within the IT channel – a traditionally male-centric industry. Whether they come from tier-one vendors, VAR500 solution providers or just bring a bevy of channel experience that cannot be ignored, the 2011 Women of the Channel list will recognize the most influential women of the channel based on their overall achievements, and their influence in the technology industry," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel.
"Linda and Jeannine are leaders not just in our company but in our industry and deserve this recognition for their contributions to the success of our partners in the IT Nation," said ConnectWise CEO Arnie Bellini. "Both play huge roles in guiding our company's future vision and direction, as well as the vision and direction of the IT channel as a whole."
A sample of the Women of the Channel list will appear in the July issue of CRN Magazine and expanded coverage will be featured online at www.crn.com.
ConnectWise's suite of business automation and IT integration tools including IT service software, quoting tools, application development and consulting. For a complete list of products see www.connectwise.com/products.php.
Designed exclusively for the IT Channel, ConnectWise is the leading business management solution for service providers, MSPs, technology consultants, integrators and developers. Today more than 54,000 IT professionals rely on ConnectWise to achieve greater accountability, operational efficiency and profitability. ConnectWise fully integrates CRM, sales, help desk ticket and tracking, project tracking, IT service management, SLAs, dispatch scheduling, mobile IT services, time and expenses into a singular IT management software to dramatically streamline IT companies. Over the last 29 years, ConnectWise has become the premier business operating system for IT solution providers. ConnectWise APIs are accessed by over 300 organizations, including ConnectWise partners and industry leaders of the IT Nation. For more information visit www.ConnectWise.com or call 800-671-6898.
About Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl.
About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com
All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.