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Meg Brennan and Regina Maletick named to CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel List

Tami Bentz
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We are delighted to announce that Meg Brennan and Regina Maletick have been named to CRN’s highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2021. This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel. The 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers.

The women honored on this year’s list pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. CRN celebrates these exceptional women for their leadership, dedication and channel advocacy.

Recently promoted to Vice President of Riverbed’s Global Channels, Meg Brennan shares this about the past year:

“2020 was quite the year for the Riverbed channel. Our mission was to increase engagement with partners, and even with COVID-19, we succeeded. Our partner sales trainings increased 400%, we hosted 50+ partner executive-briefings and partners were key presenters and attendees at Riverbed’s Sales Kick Off and Global User Conference.”

Regina Maletick serves as Senior Director US Public Sector Channel at Riverbed and is responsible for the leadership, strategy, and direction of the company’s US Public Sector Channel Sales organization as well as the Public Sector Inside Sales Team. In her role she builds and maintains executive level relationships with public sector value-added resellers and distributors. She builds partnerships with the channel and facilitates relationships with sales organizations to drive new opportunities and demand generation.  Regina reflects on her recent accomplishments:

“Riverbed’s Public Sector success is intrinsically tied to our partner network. Last year, it was important to me to take a hard look at how we were supporting our partners and give them the training, tools and resources needed to go out and sell to the government customer.

I spent a lot of time listening, asking questions, and regularly meeting with partner stakeholders to develop a deep and personal understanding of their goals and objectives. Then, I aligned those goals and objectives with our own

To help meet our partners’ goals, Riverbed leveraged our Business Investment Funds to invest back into our channel partners, helping them build brand awareness and create demand generation activities.

As a result, one of our primary channel partners was awarded as Riverbed’s Public Sector Partner of the Year in 2020 for growing their business 34% year-over-year. In addition, Riverbed’s solutions are incredibly profitable for our partners, it makes a real difference to their bottom line. Ultimately, numbers don’t lie, that is tangible success. When our partners succeed, Riverbed succeeds.”

“CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges accomplished, influential women whose dedication, hard work, and leadership accelerate channel growth,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their many accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions to the IT channel.”

The 2021 Women of the Channel list is featured in CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC.

We are very proud to have Meg and Regina on our channel team and congratulate them both on this prestigious industry recognition.

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