By Bob Gault, EVP of Sales, Channels, Services, Extreme Networks
Congratulations are in order for Paige Powers, Senior Director of Worldwide Distribution and Inside Sales at Extreme Networks, for once again making CRN’s annual Women of the Channel and Power 100 lists! These annual awards recognize women executives across the channel ecosystem for their exceptional leadership, vision and roles in driving channel growth, development and innovation.
The 2017 Women of the Channel list honors executives across the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers. Paige secured this recognition because of her expertise, accomplishments and continued alignment of Distributors around the Extreme Partner Network (EPN), a program that engages, enables and rewards partners at every stage of their relationship with Extreme. Of the Women of the Channel list frontrunners, 100 women were selected as channel influencers for exclusive inclusion on the Power 100 list. Paige has continued to successfully lead Extreme Networks’ Distribution channel program, and is being recognized as one of the 100 most powerful women leaders across all IT channel organizations.
With more than a decade of experience working with distribution and channel programs, Paige continues to be a great leader at Extreme Networks. She has played an integral role in building the worldwide Distribution landscape for Extreme to enable global channel partners to deliver solutions that promote differentiation across a variety of vertical markets. Additionally, in the last year, Paige assisted in integrating a broadened solution set following our acquisition of Zebra Technologies’ WLAN business, which enables partners to sell tailored solutions to more customers. She also activated Distribution partners on Extreme’s Cloud Solutions, which are designed to empower partners to deliver ExtremeCloud™ and Cloud Managed Services to our customers. Paige has proven to be an invaluable member of the Extreme team, and we are continuously impressed by all that she does.
Check out Paige’s Women of the Channel and Power 100 listings here and here on CRN.com. Congratulations again, Paige!