WASHINGTON - May 8, 2023 –DNSFiltertoday announced thatCRN®, a brand ofThe Channel Company, has named three DNSFilter leaders to its Women of the Channel list for 2023: Stacey Terrazas, Director, Global Channel Sales & Strategy; Kiki (Kelly) Meyers, Vice President, Marketing; and Rebecca Gazda, Senior Director, Labs. Every year, CRN recognizes women from vendor, distributor, and solution provider organizations whose expertise and vision are leaving a noticeable and commendable mark on the technology industry.
“It is an absolute honor to have DNSFilter’s Stacey Terrazas, Rebecca Gazda and Kiki Meyers recognized on CRN’s 2023 Women of the Channel list for their dedication to serving our partners and others within the channel,” said Mikey Pruitt, MSP Evangelist and lead of DNSFilter's Global MSP Partner Program. “Throughout the past year, they have played a major role in enabling our channel partners to better protect the DNS (Domain Name System) layer, which is utilized in 70% of today’s cyber attacks and yet often overlooked in securing the network. We cannot wait to see what’s next for these tech leaders.”
The CRN 2023 Women of the Channel honorees bring their creativity, strategic thinking, and leadership to bear in a variety of roles and responsibilities, but all are turning their unique talents toward driving success for their teams, partners, and customers. With this recognition, CRN honors these women for their unwavering dedication and commitment to furthering channel excellence.
Stacey Terrazas is an experienced channel strategy and execution director with over 20 years of experience in sales and business development with a demonstrated history of success within the channel for the last 10 years. She is a strong sales leader who is passionate about mentoring, coaching, and developing channel sales professionals. In the past year, Terrazas led the channel sales team to close out a successful 2022 at 100% YoY growth.
Rebecca Gazda has over 15 years of experience in data and analytics, statistics, data science, and technology team management. In the past year, Gazda played a pivotal role in the DNSFilter Labs team expanding protective services to include apps. For DNSFilter’s MSP partners, this provided an additional layer of security baked into DNSFilter’s software without any additional time or effort.
This marks Kiki (Kelly) Meyers’ second-consecutive year making CRN’s Women of the Channel List, recognized for her 15+ years of experience leading, scaling, and growing marketing teams in the tech sector. Prior to joining DNSFilter as Vice President of Marketing, Kiki was the Vice President of Marketing at Gradient MSP. In 2022, Meyers brought her wealth of experience and knowledge to help revitalize DNSFilter’s channel marketing efforts, the MSP Partner Program, and to lead marketing efforts to support global expansion and DNSFilter’s growing product offering.
“We are ecstatic to announce this year’s honorees and shine a light on these women for their significant achievements, knowing that what they’ve accomplished has paved the way for continued success within the IT channel,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The channel is stronger because of them, and we look forward to seeing what they do next.”
This recognition comes off the heels of DNSFilter’s recent Global InfoSec Award win presented by Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM). DNSFilter was named a market leader in the internet filtering category.
The 2023 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine, with online coverage starting May 8 atwww.CRN.com/WOTC.
DNSFilter is redefining how organizations secure their largest threat vector: the Internet itself. DNSFilter is making the internet safer and workplaces more productive. In 2022 the threat protection leader blocked 9.1 billion threats, more than any other threat detection software globally. With 70% of attacks involving the Domain Name System (DNS) layer, DNSFilter provides DNS security powered by machine learning that uniquely identifies 61% more threats than competitors on an average of seven days earlier, including zero-day attacks.
Over 26 million monthly users trust DNSFilter to protect them from phishing, malware, and advanced cyber threats. DNSFilter’s brands includeWebshrinker, it’s next generation web categorization software andGuardian, a consumer app focused on privacy protection.DNSFilter.com
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