ATLANTA, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global business integration solution provider SEEBURGER announced today that Michelle Jones, Vice President, Global Channels & Alliances, has been recognized by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine as one of the top Women of the Channel in 2011. This annual CRN 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.
Jones is responsible for SEEBURGER's worldwide partner program as well as reseller and ISV channel sales. She has spearheaded an expansion of the company's channel program to help partners drive new revenues by solving their customers' increasingly complex business integration and secure file transfer challenges. The enhancements have equipped partners with more resources to leverage SEEBURGER solutions that automate trading partner communications, manage large file transfers, maximize SAP investments, and streamline business processes and support regulatory compliance in other ways.
In her 15 years in the channel, Jones has also headed channel operations at Ariba, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions; served as Senior Director, Channel Strategy for Infor, a business software and services provider; and worked in channel sales and operations roles for software vendors CA and AspenTech. She holds a bachelor's degree from Ithaca College and an MBA in International Business from Georgia State University.
"The channel is becoming an increasingly important component of our sales strategy as tighter IT budgets, more complex supply chains and data security mandates accelerate demand for our solutions. This presents new revenue opportunities for our partners," said Rohit Khanna, Executive Vice President of Global Strategy and Corporate Development, SEEBURGER. "Michelle is playing a key role in strengthening our global partner program infrastructure as well as building new channel alliances, so this recognition from CRN is well-deserved."
The 2011 Women of the Channel were chosen by the editors of CRN Magazine from a field of vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers. The complete list and related stories are now available online at www.crn.com.
"This year's Women of the Channel list honors those female executives who epitomize success within the IT channel – a traditionally male-centric industry," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "Whether they come from Tier 1 vendors, VAR500 solution providers or just bring a bevy of channel experience that cannot be ignored, the 2011 Women of the Channel list recognizes the most influential women of the channel based on their overall achievements, and their influence in the technology industry."
SEEBURGER is a global provider of business integration solutions that accelerate intra- and intercompany collaboration, reduce operational costs, and facilitate governance and compliance. The company offers a comprehensive suite of business-to-business and managed file transfer solutions, including ERP-specific solution extensions that optimize transaction flow, document and event automation, community management and other processes critical to efficient business operation. With more than 25 years in the industry, SEEBURGER today is ranked among the top business integration providers by industry analysts, serves thousands of customers in more than 50 countries and 15 industries, and has offices in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. For more information, visit www.seeburger.com.