Erin McGivern of Kensington Recognized as One of CRN’s 2017 Women of the Channel -- Sales Manager Chosen for Demonstrating Leadership, Vision and Role in Driving Channel Growth and Innovation
Kensington®, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Erin McGivern, Sales Manager, DMR, to its prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list. The executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that are prominent in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.
CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.
McGivern currently oversees Kensington’s DMR accounts and numerous VAR accounts. In the last year she joined forces with the company’s product management and business development teams to close numerous large opportunities with Kensington resellers. In addition, she worked to enhance strategic relationships with resellers and identify new ways to increase business for both resellers and Kensington. She has worked collaboratively with her team of sales reps to improve their visibility, sales approaches and responsiveness with partners. McGivern also worked with Kensington’s product management and marketing teams to develop enticing new partner programs, new incentives, and new resources to enhance partners’ ability and motivation to increase sales.
“These extraordinary executives support every aspect of the channel ecosystem, from technical innovation to marketing to business development, working tirelessly to keep the channel moving into the future,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company “They are creating and elevating channel partner programs, developing fresh go-to-market strategies, strengthening the channel’s network of partnerships and building creative new IT solutions, among many other contributions. We congratulate all the 2017 Women of the Channel on their stellar accomplishments and look forward to their future success.”
“I’m truly honored to have been chosen for CRN’s Women of the Channel award,” said McGivern. “This recognition reinforces my goal to grow Kensington’s market share in key product categories by fostering strategic partnerships and helping our resellers be more successful with special trainings, incentive programs, and attractive margins.”
The 2017 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine.
Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business and home office professionals around the world for nearly 35 years. Kensington products empower people to dynamically interact with content, creating a better working experience for productive performance. In both office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being. Our core competencies in engineering, industrial design, product quality and responsive customer support make Kensington The Professionals’ Choice™.
Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington operates as the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products, sold in more than 100 countries across the globe.
Kensington is the inventor and worldwide leader in laptop security locks, the acknowledged leader of Trackball innovation and offers a broad range of premium-branded desktop productivity solutions.
Kensington is a registered trademark of ACCO Brands. Kensington The Professionals’ Choice is a trademark of ACCO Brands. All other registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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