TAMPA, Fla., June 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ConnectWise, developer of the leading business management platform designed exclusively for technology solution providers, is proud to announce that Linda Brotherton, Chief Technology Officer, and Jeannine Edwards, Director of the ConnectWise Platform, have been named to CRN's 2014 Power 100 List as Top Women of the Channel. This recognition spotlights ConnectWise as a Channel leader, while honoring Brotherton and Edwards as powerful industry influencers championing the Channel. This is the sixth year that Brotherton has been named to the Power 100 List and the third year for Edwards.
Brotherton has more than 30 years of experience in IT and more than 25 years in software development. She is responsible for the development of the ConnectWise application and oversees the creation of practical design methods critical to ongoing product enhancements.
"It is an honor to be included in this prestigious list of women who have pioneered and continue to further the role of women in technology," said Brotherton. "Over the past 16 years at ConnectWise, I've been fortunate enough to help create a blueprint for technology solution providers to achieve success. It is my hope that also during this time, I have served – and will continue to serve – as a role model for other women interested in technology."
Edwards has more than 17 years of Channel experience. At ConnectWise, she created the Community initiative, establishing a powerful differentiator for the company. In 2014, Edwards was tasked with leading ConnectWise's new Platform strategy, with her current role focusing on ensuring the ConnectWise solution is highly customizable for partners, enabling them to extend and build upon it.
"I am honored to be named to this year's Women of the Channel list and am excited to be in the company of so many talented women," said Edwards. "This recognition comes from the Channel Company, whose stakeholders gave me my first job in the Channel 17 years ago, making this honor that much more special to me."
A special feature of the Women of the Channel is in the June issue of CRN Magazine and expanded coverage of the Power 100 will be featured online at www.crn.com.
Made for companies that sell, service, and support technology, ConnectWise is the #1 business management platform worldwide. Today, more than 80,000 users rely on ConnectWise to achieve greater accountability, operational efficiency, and profitability. Leveraging cloud, the platform fully integrates business-process automation, help desk and customer service, sales, marketing, project management, and business analytics that dramatically streamline a company's operations. ConnectWise also gives its users access to a powerful network of ideas, experts, and solutions. A veteran in the technology services industry, ConnectWise has been the premier business management platform for technology companies for more than 15 years. For more information, visit www.ConnectWise.com or call 800-671-6898.
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