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CRN Names Four Women from Code42 to 2021 Women of the Channel List

Minneapolis —

Code42, the Insider Risk Management leader, today announced that CRNⓇ, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Melissa Caress, Sara Monaco, Lindsay Seymour and Neha Verma to the 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.

Since launching its Accelerate channel partner program, Code42 has grown its channel business by 170%, increased its partner sales and technical certifications by 300% and experienced a 200% increase in partners joining the program. Caress, Monaco, Seymour and Verma all played a critical role in this momentum as Code42 takes Insider Risk Management mainstream through its Code42® Incydr™ data risk detection and response product.

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.

"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."

Melissa Caress has been working in the channel for over 20 years. Her passion for channel marketing has helped her establish a strong network of partners within the channel that have fueled the growth of Code42's Accelerate partner program. As national channel account manager, Caress works to expand Code42's network of VAR partners and educate the company's sales team on best practices for working with the channel.

Sara Monaco has spent the last eight years of her career in the channel with a sole focus on cybersecurity. As the East enterprise channel account manager, Monaco has helped build Code42's strategic partner relationships in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

Lindsay Seymour brings 13+ years of experience working in B2B, technology and partner marketing programs to Code42. As senior product marketing manager, she's responsible for the strategy, launch, messaging and go-to-market programs within Code42's partner ecosystem. During her time at Code42, Seymour led the launch of the company's first partner portal and developed Code42's first set of virtual proprietary partner events.

Neha Verma has served in various marketing roles over the last 10+ years. Since joining Code42 as vice president of channel and field marketing, Verma has played a key role in establishing Code42's position as a channel-first organization. Her passion for engaging and strengthening relationships with channel partners has helped fuel the momentum of Code42's Accelerate channel partner program.

"Our channel program has experienced tremendous growth since our shift in go-to-market strategy in late 2020," said Faraz Siraj, vice president of channel sales at Code42. "This early success wouldn't be possible without the tireless dedication of Melissa, Sara, Lindsay and Neha. Their work is pivotal to our ongoing growth as we help the industry recognize the importance of Insider Risk Management."

The 2021 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN Magazine on May 10 and online at

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