Please replace the release issued May 21, 2019, at 12:01 a.m. ET/May 20,
2019, at 9:01pm PT, with the following corrected version due to multiple
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CHARI RHOADES OF MCAFEE NAMED TO CRN’S 2019 WOMEN OF THE
CHANNEL POWER 100 LIST
McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, announced today that CRN®,
a brand of The
Channel Company, has named Chari Rhoades, director of channel sales
and distribution at McAfee to its list of 2019 Power 100, an
elite subset of its prestigious Women of the Channel list.
CRN’s editorial team chooses the list from a multitude of channel
leadership applicants and selects the final honorees based on their
professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, and ongoing
dedication to the IT channel. The Power 100 belong to an
exclusive group of the overall list: women whose leadership and vision
are key drivers of their companies’ success and have had significant
influence to move the entire IT channel forward.
Chari Rhoades, director of channel sales and distribution, has been with
McAfee for six years. Chari and her distribution team are focused on
leveraging distribution capabilities to increase McAfee’s market share.
Her commitment in overseeing this key program has resulted in the
generation of 100+ net new logos. She also leads a team responsible for
the America’s channel program, enablement and communications to McAfee’s
Americas channel partners.
“CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel list honors influential leaders who are
accelerating channel growth through mutually-beneficial partnerships,
incredible leadership, strategic vision, and unique contributions in
their field,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “This
accomplished group of leaders is driving channel success and we are
proud to honor their achievements.”
“The channel is a critical piece of McAfee’s business, and it requires a
team of dedicated individuals working together with our partners to grow
and sustain these vital relationships,” said Ken McCray, head of channel
sales and operations, McAfee. “It’s an honor to have CRN recognize not
only Chari Rhoades for her inclusion on the Power 100 list, but also
Kristin Carnes, Gabriela Ferado and Natalie Tomlin on the overall Women
of the Channel list. These individuals play a key role in driving
McAfee’s success with our partners and have earned this outstanding
achievement because of their efforts and dedication. Congratulations
Chari, Kristin, Gabriela and Natalie.”
Other McAfee employees recognized on CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel
Kristin Carnes, director of channel sales, has more than 20 years of
channel experience and joined McAfee through the acquisition of Skyhigh
Networks. She led the integration of Skyhigh partners into the McAfee
channel program and was vital in the training of partners and sales
teams. The transition of Skyhigh’s single-tier model to McAfee’s
two-tier channel model allowed for expanded availability of cloud
security technology to partners and regions that were not available
prior to the acquisition.
Gabriela Ferado is manager of channel sales and a former teacher who
joined McAfee seven years ago. Her passion for sharing knowledge and
enabling others is evident in her work to help implement and train on a
new quoting tool for partners, while also leading McAfee’s Channel
internal training and recognition program.
Natalie Tomlin, director of channel sales, has been with McAfee for more
than 20 years serving in various roles across the organization. Most
recently, Natalie launched and grew a team focused on alternative routes
to market developing the managed service provider and cloud service
provider business in the U.S. Natalie was recognized on the CRN Women of
the Channel Power 100 list in 2017.
The 2019 Women of the Channel and Power 100 lists will be
featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC.
McAfee is the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company. Inspired by the
power of working together, McAfee creates business and consumer
solutions that make our world a safer place. www.mcafee.com
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subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other marks and
brands may be claimed as the property of others.
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users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we
draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for
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