WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in multi-function firewalls, today announced that Coletta Vigh, director of global channel programs, was named to CRN's® 2016 Power 100, an elite subset of the annual Women of the Channel list. CRN selects individuals for the Power 100 list whose expertise and vision have positioned their companies and the IT channel at large for success.
Vigh is responsible for all aspects of the WatchGuardONE Channel Partner Program and has played a transformational role in moving the partner base and sales teams from a volume-based model to a value-based channel program that has driven engaged WatchGuardONE Channel Partner revenue in excess of 20%, in addition to driving Partner satisfaction. Vigh also educates channel partners and internal sales teams and leads messaging, global program enforcement, infrastructure alignment, and benefits realization.
"These executives have made a lasting mark on our industry—growing and elevating partner programs, leading transitions to new business models and introducing cutting-edge go-to-market strategies, among other remarkable achievements," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company (publishers of CRN). "We congratulate all the 2016 Women of the Channel and celebrate their singular contributions to the advancement of the channel ecosystem."
"I'm proud to have Coletta on my team. Her recognition by CRN as a part of the Women of the Channel's Power 100 comes as no surprise to those of us that work with her every day," said Sean Price, VP of Worldwide Sales, WatchGuard Technologies. "Her dedication to the WatchGuardONE program is helping to empower our partners around the world so they can provide best-in-class Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances to customers."
CRN's editorial team selects the Women of the Channel honorees on the basis of their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the channel. However, only the most influential of the list's constituents are selected for the Power 100.
The 2016 Women of the Channel and Power 100 lists will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc2016.