DDN’s Yvonne Walker joins CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel List

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Yvonne Walker from DDN

Today DDN announced that CRN has named Yvonne Walker, DDN’s partner and customer relations manager, to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list. The professionals 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.

Growing our channel program is one of our top objectives year after year. It is our goal to offer the most innovative and cost-optimized storage solutions that our partners can provide for their end customers,” said Kurt Kuckein, senior director of marketing at DDN. “Yvonne works closely with our partners to ensure they have the tools necessary to help them achieve their goals.”

CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel. In 2014, Yvonne joined DDN to manage the company’s global channel program and to develop measurable business opportunities, communications and marketing programs for key partners and resellers. In each year during her tenure at DDN, she has successfully fostered strong relationships and launched unique programs that are driving growth and revenue for DDN and its partners.

This accomplished group of leaders is steadily guiding the IT channel into a prosperous new era of services-led business models and deep, strategic partnerships,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel list honors executives who are driving channel progress through a number of achievements—exemplary partner programs, innovative product development and marketing, effective team-building, visionary leadership and accelerated sales growth—as well as advocacy for the next generation of women channel executives.”

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