Pair of Digital Guardian Executives Honored Among CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel

WALTHAM, Mass., Thursday, May 30, 2019

WALTHAM, Mass. – May 30, 2019 – Digital Guardian today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Elizabeth Carlin and Katy Lietzau to its prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list. Recognized for their contributions to channel advocacy, channel growth and visionary leadership, Carlin serves as the company’s channel director for the United States western region while Lietzau is channel account manager for the central region.

The leaders comprising this annual list represent all areas of the IT channel ecosystem, including technology suppliers, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organizations. Chosen from a multitude of channel leadership applicants, CRN editors honored the women based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

In her role as Digital Guardian’s Channel Director of the West, Carlin’s accomplishments this past year include increasing the company’s top partner’s sales growth by 300% in the western U.S. region. This accomplishment, among others, recently earned her a promotion to her current position. As Digital Guardian’s Channel Account Manager for Central U.S., Lietzau’s charter is to grow the company’s channel presence in the region. She has made significant strides with partners in this past year to help establish new relationships while expanding existing ones.

“CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel list honors influential leaders who are accelerating channel growth through mutually beneficial partnerships, incredible leadership, strategic vision, and unique contributions in their field,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “This accomplished group of leaders is driving channel success and we are proud to honor their achievements.”

“Elizabeth and Katy have helped drive the impressive growth of the Digital Guardian Synergy Partner Program – both through their relationship building and ability to deliver relevant, concise information to our partners in this noisy industry,” said Greg Cobb, Vice President of Global Channels, Digital Guardian. “Their relentless dedication to our channel ensures that our partners have ready access to the knowledge and skills to be not only be trusted advisors, but to serve as educators to their customers. We’re thrilled to have their hard work recognized by CRN.”

In addition to Carlin and Lietzau being named to CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel list, Digital Guardian’s Synergy Partner Program has received several industry recognitions and accolades thus far in 2019. These include:

The 2019 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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