Tish Williams of KnowBe4 Recognized as One of CRN’s 2017 Women of the Channel

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KnowBe4's VP Channel Tish Williams named to the 2017 Women of the Channel as recognition for her leadership and vision.

KnowBe4 VP Channel Tish Williams

Tish Williams of KnowBe4

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-- Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s most popular security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Tish Williams, VP Channel, to its prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list. Tish was recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

With nearly 20 years of channel experience, Tish is the driving force behind KnowBe4’s global channel presence focused on helping partners generate and maximize revenue, create effective channel distribution strategies and deliver unparalleled customer service. In the three years she has been with KnowBe4, Tish has grown the channel program exponentially. Channel program highlights under her leadership include:

  • Over 400% channel sales growth since 2014
  • A formal North American rollout of KnowBe4’s channel program in 2016
  • Partner program expansion into EMEA—adding more partners and significant increase in revenue

“With Tish’s deep channel expertise and dedication to partner success, it’s no surprise that she’s been recognized by such an influential channel organization,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of KnowBe4. “Resellers and MSPs are looking to provide their customers with new security tools and technologies and simultaneously find ways to add more revenue streams. With Tish at the helm of the KnowBe4 channel program, she will continue to help partners achieve both and ultimately generate greater ROI for themselves and their customers.”

“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.”

For more on KnowBe4’s Partner Program and how to partner with the world's most popular integrated platform for awareness training and simulated phishing attacks, please visit the https://www.knowbe4.com/partnering.

About CRN’s Women of The Channel
CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

The executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. The full list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and is available now online at http://www.CRN.com/wotc.

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. http://www.thechannelco.com

©2017. The Channel Company, LLC. CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved.

About KnowBe4
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s most popular integrated new school security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 9,500 organizations worldwide. Founded by data and IT security expert Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness of ransomware, CEO Fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new school approach to security awareness training. Kevin Mitnick, internationally recognized computer security expert and KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer, helped design KnowBe4’s trainings based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Thousands of organizations trust KnowBe4 to mobilize their end-users as the last line of corporate IT defense.

Number 139 on the 2016 Inc 500 list, #50 on 2016 Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and #38 in Cybersecurity Ventures Cybersecurity 500. KnowBe4 is based in Tampa Bay, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.knowbe4.com and follow Stu on Twitter at @StuAllard.

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