MicroCorp’s Karin Fields and Trish Kapos Recognized as CRN’s 2016 Women of the Channel
Marietta, GA – MicroCorp, a distributor of commercial data, voice, UC and data center services, announced today that CRN® , a brand of The Channel Company, has named Karin Fields, Co-Owner and CEO, and Trish Kapos, VP of Marketing & Strategic Relationships, to its prestigious 2016 Women of the Channel list. 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.
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.
With keen focus toward the partner experience, Fields has developed a comprehensive partner support offering which addresses all stages of the customer lifecycle. Partners are able to offload the tasks from pre-sales to install to retention to the talented MicroCorp team. An ongoing initiative for Fields is to bolster the MicroCorp employee experience through programs that build technical skill as well as enrich the work-life balance of the highly experienced staff. As a founding member of Women in the Channel, Fields has created a balanced leadership team with females holding many critical roles. This honor comes to Fields as MicroCorp celebrates its 30-year anniversary as the leader in partner support.
Kapos joined MicroCorp in 2015, making swift advances for the company in the areas of provider relations, events, recruiting and partner marketing services. Formalizing the go-to-market approach and communication process with the providers has resulted in a comprehensive provider portfolio that is poised for growth. In partnership with providers, Kapos has developed an event identity for MicroCorp that has accelerated recruiting and the overall touch points with MicroCorp’s more than 2,000 partners. Most notable are the MarketRight Marketing Services launched earlier this year to give MicroCorp partners an avenue to develop all aspects of their digital presence, as well as a financing option for partners wishing to deploy a new website.
“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.”
“Having Karin and Trish recognized by CRN is a true testament of MicroCorp’s commitment to diversity in our workplace that is helping to drive our rapid growth in the Master Agent community,” commented Phil Keenan, MicroCorp president. “ Karin is leveraging her years of experience in our industry to deliver the value that highly successful partners are demanding. Trish has revolutionized our approach to marketing at a time when it is playing an increasingly impactful part in the Master Agency business model and becoming a critical success factor in our continued growth.”
Fields and Kapos will be highlighted in the 2016 Women of the Channel list which will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc2016.
MicroCorp is the premier value added distributor of telecom and cloud solutions. Since 1986, we have simplified the purchase and management of telecommunications services for business customers. Today, the MicroCorp People Powered Network™ is nothing short of the most powerful combination of back office systems, people and support offerings in the industry. MicroCorp can be your whole back office or an extension of your current team, so you can focus on growing your business profitably. With a portfolio of solutions from more than 50 premier telecom and cloud providers combined with our collaborative back office portal, Nautilus, we are the trusted, skilled partner for a national network of agents, MSPs and VARs. For more information on MicroCorp or to become a partner, visit microcorp.com.
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