Inaugural List Honors Top Executives, Entrepreneurs and Experts in the IT Channel
BOSTON – April 6, 2015 – Jeanne Hopkins, Senior Vice President & CMO at Continuum®, the industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions, and Shannon Mayer, the company’s Senior Marketing Programs Manager, were named to The VAR Guy’s Top 50 Channel Influencers list by Penton Technology Group. The global list identifies the top experts from all corners of the channel, from channel chiefs to sales coaches and more. To view the list, visit:
“This is the first time The VAR Guy has recognized the men and women who have an impact on and effect change in the channel,” said Charlene O’Hanlon, Senior Executive Editor and Content Director of The VAR Guy. “We congratulate Continuum for making this year’s list, which truly exemplifies some of the best the channel has to offer.”
“This is an extraordinary time for the channel as solution providers and vendors alike adapt their growth strategies for the changing market,” said Marcia Parker, Executive Director at Penton Technology. “There's a lot to learn from these industry leaders.”
Jeanne Hopkins has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience and is renowned in data-driven, high-velocity demand creation marketing programs for high-growth SaaS companies. She is co-author of a No. 1 best-selling mobile marketing book on Amazon.com, Go Mobile. Jeanne has received numerous awards including 2014 MSPmentor 250, Sales Lead Management Association’s (SLMA) 50 Most Influential Sales Lead Management professionals, 2011– 2014 and the 10 MSP Industry Executives to Watch in 2014. She was recently named a winner of the “20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management” by SLMA for the fourth year. She was also recently named in Bizwomen’s “5 marketing experts you should start following on Twitter today.” Follow her @jeannehopkins.
Shannon Mayer is well known in the IT channel industry, joining Continuum in January 2015 from LogMeIn as Channel Engagement Manager, evangelizing MSP customers and building a world-class channel program and community. She was also the Director of Marketing & Channel Relations at Datto. Shannon was named a 2013 Channel Chief by CRN, named to the 2014 MSPmentor 250; CRN’s Top 100 People You Don’t Know, But Should; and CRN’s Women of the Channel. Earlier this year, Shannon was elected to CompTIA’s Mobility Community Executive Council.
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