Kaspersky’s Ivana Abruzzese Named on the 2020 CRN® 100 Rising Female Stars List

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Company: Kaspersky Labs Inc

Kaspersky announces that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Ivana Abruzzese, senior channel marketing manager, to its 2020 list of 100 Rising Female Stars. This exclusive list identifies extraordinary women who are helping to shape the future of the IT channel through their dedication, hard work and innovation, positioning themselves as leaders and helping their organizations succeed.

The 100 Rising Female Stars list is making it’s debut this year with channel leadership candidates selected by the CRN® editorial team. The final honorees are chosen based on their demonstrated leadership, expertise and ongoing commitment to the IT channel. This talented group of women contribute to the development and strategies of their organization’s channel partner programs and exude excellence in areas such as partner engagement, program management and marketing.

Ivana has developed her expertise over 10 years in channel sales, marketing and strategic account management. As a senior channel marketing manager at Kaspersky North America, Ivana successfully balances a wide range of responsibilities with a specialized focus on VAR, DMR and distribution support for all aspects of the B2B channel. She delivers recruitment, sales enablement and partner development by creating and executing channel initiatives, and builds business plans that align with Kaspersky’s corporate strategy.

“Ivana continues to be an integral part of the Kaspersky team by leveraging her decade-long expertise in channel sales and marketing to achieve strategic business goals at the company,” said Matt Courchesne, head of channel at Kaspersky. “This recognition is well-deserved, and I look forward to working with Ivana and our talented team of channel experts to continuously develop new and exciting improvements to our channel program.”

“CRN’s 2020 100 Rising Female Stars list honors leaders who are poised to impact the industry for many years. They are accelerating the growth of their companies through excellent direction and innovation in their field,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The accomplishments of these women are reshaping the IT channel, and we are proud to honor their achievements.”

The 2020 list of 100 Rising Female Stars will be featured in a special July issue of CRN® Magazine and online at

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