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WestconGroup’s Murphy, Jessup and Dumala Recognized for IT Channel Contributions

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Leading technology trade journal CRN names execs to the 2015 Women of the Channel listing of outstanding female leaders

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – June 2, 2015 – WestconGroup, the leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communications, network infrastructure and data center solutions, today announced that three of its top executives were named to The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN® Women of the Channel list – Lynn Murphy, executive vice president, North America; Catherine Jessup, chief financial officer; and Katie Dumala, chief marketing officer. Murphy was also chosen as one of the 2015 CRN Women of the Channel Power 100, an elite group that has shown exceptional achievement and influence in the channel. 

This year’s Women of the Channel were carefully reviewed and selected by the editors of CRN based on their accomplishments within the technology channel. The Power 100 spotlights a subset of Women of the Channel honorees, whose insight and impact in their respective companies help drive channel success. 

“These executives have made a lasting mark on the industry, expanding the breadth of influence in the technology channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the Women of the Channel, and celebrate their innovative contributions and commitment to the IT channel community.” 

Under Murphy’s leadership, WestconGroup’s North American region reached high double-digit growth during 2014. By instilling a winning culture, creating opportunities for her team’s on-going development and improving operational efficiency, Murphy significantly enhanced the company’s vendor partner and customer experience. 

As CFO, Jessup led her team in analyzing key success factors behind WestconGroup’s operations and shaping them into best practices. She used a similar approach when evaluating prospective acquisitions to expand WestconGroup’s cloud solutions offering, ultimately bringing Verecloud Inc., a developer of an advanced channel distribution platform for cloud and services solutions, into the WestconGroup family. 

During her first year as CMO, Dumala took a hard look at the distributor’s marketing organization to find new ways of engaging with vendor partners and jointly advance both WestconGroup’s and the vendors’ brands within the solution provider community. She put into place a new structure more keenly focused on promoting the distributor’s global capabilities related to cloud solutions, technology deployment and services capabilities, while maintaining emphasis on its specialty technology offerings. 

“At WestconGroup, we are committed to diversity – and these three women bring unique and valuable perspectives to our business,” said Dolph Westerbos, CEO, WestconGroup. “Lynn, Katie, and Cathy are constantly innovating and contributing new ideas and strategies that are the basis of WestconGroup’s success. I’m extremely proud to have them on my team.” 

The Women of the Channel will be featured in the June issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com. 

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN®, XChange® Events, IPED® and SharedVue®, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com


About WestconGroup
WestconGroup Inc. is a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. The company goes to market under the Comstor and Westcon brands. WestconGroup’s teams are located in 60+ countries around the globe, create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. 

WestconGroup’s portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Cisco, Avaya, Polycom, Check Point, F5, Palo Alto and Blue Coat, among others. 


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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: 
Scott Campbell, CommCentric Solutions (for WestconGroup) scampbell@commcentric.com | (631) 648-3645 
Marc Courchesne, The Channel Company mcourchesne@thechannelcompany.com | (508) 416-1110