Amazon Consulting Founder and CEO Diane Krakora Named Finalist in 7th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

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CEO of Amazon Consulting Diane Krakora

This is a very big honor to be placed among the top women in business,'' said Ms. Krakora. ''I am humbled by the recognition.

Amazon Consulting, a leading partnering services firm dedicated to helping companies elevate the impact of partnering, today announced that Founder and CEO Diane Krakora has been named as a finalist in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards, honoring women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run worldwide.

Diane Krakora founded Amazon Consulting in 1998 with a vision to fill the gap for sound channel research, counsel, creative models and program development to elevate the impact of partnering. For 20 years, she has helped hundreds of leading companies including Dell, Cisco, HP, Intel, Oracle, and VMware reach their partnering potential. Since 2004, Diane played a key role with Girls For A Change, a non-profit that empowers low-income girls to create social change in their communities. She holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Quantitative Economics from UCSD.

“This is a very big honor to be placed among the top women in business,” said Ms. Krakora. “I am humbled by the recognition.”

Amazon Consulting is a market leader in providing channel research studies that impact hundreds of IT vendors’ partnering models. Offered through a comprehensive annual subscription program called PartnerG2, Amazon Consulting fuels channel professionals with valuable research, analysis, thought leadership tools and expert advice to guide partnering success. Over the past year, the company created five major exclusive channel research studies that have helped guide the partnering strategies of companies such as Cisco, VMware, NetApp, EMC, Microsoft, Adobe, Motorola, Dell, HP and IBM.

Amazon Consulting also published a variety of articles guiding the solution provider community on business strategies for engaging with the vendor community and leveraging their channel programs and support resources, and our team regularly speaks at global industry events. In addition, Amazon Consulting provides a practical and tactical approach to advancing partnering success through PartnerPath, an automated system with a suite of modular, online services to optimize partner models, increase performance and improve collaboration.

“It was harder than ever to be recognized in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business this year,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “Receiving a high score from the judges this year illustrates how well many women in business are doing despite the stiff challenges they face.”

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York on Friday, November 12. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend. The presentations will be broadcast live on radio in the U.S.A. by the Business TalkRadio Network.

Details about The Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/women .

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at http://www.stevieawards.com .

Sponsors of the 7th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business (as of October 11) include the Business TalkRadio Network and KeyBank. Localization partner of the 2011 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.

About Amazon Consulting

Amazon Consulting, LLC is a partnering development firm based in Silicon Valley, California, wholly dedicated to helping companies elevate the impact of partnering. We achieve this by effectively designing, implementing and automating channel and alliance models. We offer services ranging from channel models and program development plans to partnering operations and program execution. PartnerPath® provides our clients a best-in-class partner portal and program automation system. For more information please visit us at http://www.amazonconsulting.com .

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