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Lisa McKenna and Helena Marsikova of Actian Honored on CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel List

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the hybrid data management, analytics and integration company, announced
today that CRN®,
a brand of The
Channel Company
, has named Lisa McKenna, VP of Channel Partnerships
and Business Development at Actian, as well as Helena Marsikova, Partner
Marketing Manager at Actian, to its prestigious 2019 Women of the
Channel list. The leaders on this annual list are from all areas of the
IT channel ecosystem; representing technology suppliers, distributors,
solution providers, and other IT organizations. Each is recognized for
her contributions to channel advocacy, channel growth and visionary

CRN editors choose the list from a multitude of channel leadership
applicants and select the final honorees based on their professional
accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, and ongoing dedication to the
IT channel.

Lisa McKenna has a successful track record of building and leading
channel sales worldwide. Throughout her career, she has been an
effective growth strategist by advocating for and actively recruiting a
broad range of channel partners, from resellers and distributors to
consultancies and integrators. During her time at Actian, she has built
a world-class partner program as a means to strategically grow the
business. Previously, Lisa worked at IBM and HPE. She is fluent in
several languages, with a master’s degree in International Economics
from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Helena Marsikova is on a mission to transfer all her knowledge and
experience in channel marketing, event management, public relations,
online marketing and lead generation into strengthening the Actian
Partner Program and boosting its partner marketing initiatives. Working
closely with Lisa McKenna, Helena has defined the core areas of focus
for the company in order to continue growing Actian’s partner base. Born
in the Czech Republic, Helena studied English, French, Spanish and
Philosophy at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. Before joining
Actian, Helena worked at Kerio Technologies and GFI Software. This is
Helena’s fourth year being honored as one of the CRN’s Women of the

“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.”

“We couldn’t be prouder to have both Lisa and Helena recognized on this
year’s Women of the Channel list,” said Rohit De Souza, CEO and
President at Actian. “The passion, leadership and dedication both women
bring to Actian has been instrumental to the growth and success of our
channel partner program to date. We are dedicated to fostering their
continued growth and development as exemplary leaders in the channel,
and can’t wait to see what they have in store for 2020.”

The Actian Partner Program brings together some of the industry’s
leading technology, consulting and solution providers. To learn more,

The 2019 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of
CRN Magazine and online at

About Actian – Activate your Data™

Actian, the hybrid data management, analytics and integration company,
delivers data as a competitive advantage to thousands of organizations
worldwide. Through the deployment of innovative, enterprise-class,
hybrid data products, fully managed cloud services, mobile and IoT Edge
data management, and industry solutions Actian ensures that business
critical systems can analyze, transact and connect at their very best –
both on premise and in the cloud. Thousands of forward-thinking
organizations around the globe trust Actian to help them solve their
toughest data challenges to transform how they run their businesses,
today and in the future. For more, visit

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connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end
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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