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AVANT Communications, a channel sales enablement company and the nation’s premiere distributor for next generation technologies, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jennifer Gallego, executive vice president of channel sales-west, to its prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list. The executives 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.

CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

Before joining AVANT in 2009, Gallego spent 10 years at XO developing, building and deploying channel programs—ultimately leading her territory in sales for the company. As a founding member of AVANT and current member of AVANT’s leadership team, she is instrumental in AVANT’s success and continues to influence the company’s growth and evolution. Jen currently leads channel sales-west at AVANT where she built and deployed successful programs for the largest VARS in the world. Her range of skills is an asset driving AVANT’s ability to partner across the entire channel ecosystem. She undertstands the complexities of the largest VARS and the nuances needed to work with nimble technology consulting firms—as well as the underlying technology landscape. It’s a winning combination.

“These extraordinary executives support every aspect of the channel ecosystem, from technical innovation to marketing to business development, working tirelessly to keep the channel moving into the future,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company “They are creating and elevating channel partner programs, developing fresh go-to-market strategies, strengthening the channel’s network of partnerships and building creative new IT solutions, among many other contributions. We congratulate all the 2017 Women of the Channel on their stellar accomplishments and look forward to their future success.”

“We’re immensely proud of Jen,” said Drew Lydecker, president and co-founder fo AVANT. “This award is a testament to the way that she leads her team to get done exactly what she sets out to accomplish. Jen is a closer. She has worked to establish AVANT’s channel sales efforts as the best in class. Together, we’re shaking up the industry and changing the way business is done in the channel. Jen’s passion and commitment to innovative solutions set her apart, and help us beat the competition every day.”

The 2017 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc.

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About AVANT Communications
AVANT is a channel sales enablement company and the nation’s premiere distributor for next generation technologies. AVANT adds unique value with its focus and expertise in channel sales assistance, sales training, sales guidance, and sales tools to fuel IT services business growth. From complex cloud designs to global wide-area network deployments, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make more intelligent decisions about services, technology and cost-effective communications. For more information, visit www.goavant.net. Follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

About the Channel Company 
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

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