Continuum Executives Earn Spot on CRN’s Prestigious 2016 Women of the Channel List for Dedication, Advancement of IT Channel; Jeanne Hopkins Also Named One of Power 100
BOSTON – May 16, 2016 – Dee Zepf, Vice President of Partner Success at Continuum®, the only channel-exclusive IT management platform company, as well as Continuum’s Jeanne Hopkins, Senior Vice President & CMO, have been named to the prestigious 2016 Women of the Channel list by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. The women 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. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.
Jeanne Hopkins was also named to the 2016 Power 100, an elite subset of the annual Women of the Channel list. Only the most influential of the list’s constituents are selected for the Power 100, each singled out for her unique role in the advancement of her own organization and the IT channel at large.
“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. “We congratulate all the 2016 Women of the Channel and celebrate their singular contributions to the advancement of the channel ecosystem.”
At Continuum, Dee Zepf provides a broad organizational focus on partner satisfaction, engagement, growth and retention. Dee joined Continuum as a founding member of the executive team in 2011, bringing over 20 years of software and product management experience with her. In her first four years with the company, as VP Products and Technical Services, she established a robust partner feedback process, delivered 44 consecutive monthly releases and established Continuum University. Dee also created a Partner Advisory Council that brings together 15 of Continuum’s partners and gives them a seat at the table for all strategic business and product planning. She was named a CRN Channel Chief in 2014 and 2015 and has now been recognized by CRN as one of the top Women of the Channel since 2013.
Jeanne Hopkins is renowned in data-driven, high-velocity demand creation marketing programs for high-growth SaaS companies. Since joining Continuum in 2013, she has built a powerhouse metrics based sales and marketing machine. She is co-author of a No. 1 best-selling mobile marketing book on Amazon.com, Go Mobile. Jeanne was Vice President of Marketing at HubSpot where her marketing leadership helped the company become the second-fastest growing software company in the Inc. 500 by generating over 50,000 net new leads each month. She was CMO of SmartBear and MECLabs, owner of MarketingSherpa, MarketingExperiments and InTouch, as well as Senior Director, Marketing Programs and Communications for Symmetricom. She is on the Advisory Boards of Bedrock Data and BrightInfo and as well as Co-Chair of the MassTLC Sales and Marketing Cluster.
Jeanne has been honored by the Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) as one of the 50 Most Influential Sales Lead Management professionals, 2011– 2014, 40 Most Inspiring Leaders in 2015 and 20 Women to Watch for five straight years, most recently in April 2016. Follow her on Twitter @jeannehopkins.
CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees on the basis of their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel. The 2016 Women of the Channel list is being featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc2016.
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