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Two Spirion Leaders Recognized in CRN 2020 Women of the Channel List

Elizabeth Carlin and Akello Ragwar among nation’s most influential women in the channel

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWEB), May 13, 2020 — Spirion, a pioneer in building solutions that enable companies around the globe to take the critical first step towards data protection, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Elizabeth Carlin, Senior Channel Account Manager, and Akello Ragwar, Senior National Channel Manager, to its esteemed 2020 Women of the Channel list.

The annual CRN Women of the Channel list highlights a select group of women who exhibit thought leadership, channel expertise, and innovative vision for driving channel growth.

Developed by the CRN editorial team, the list is the authoritative guide to the most influential women in the channel from all areas of the IT ecosystem, including technology vendors, distributors, and solution providers.

“CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel list recognizes an accomplished group of influential women leaders whose strategic vision and unique achievements accelerate channel growth through cultivated partnerships, innovative thought leadership, and unwavering dedication to the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their accomplishments and contributions to driving channel success.”

“We are honored that CRN has recognized two of our dynamic channel leaders, Elizabeth and Akello,” said Tom Palomaki, Spirion’s Senior Vice President of Sales. “These talented women are not only leading the efforts across our company to advocate and grow business for our channel partners, but they are furthering Spirion’s mission to advance women’s leadership roles within our company and the cybersecurity industry at large.”

Elizabeth Carlin brings more than a decade of IT channel sales and partnership experience to Spirion. She is responsible for increasing the company’s brand awareness and product/service visibility among channel partners to maximize the company’s sales potential. Before Spirion, she served as Director of Channel for Digital Guardian where she grew their channel business from zero to over 80% globally, and as Senior Channel Account Manager for Websense (now Forcepoint). Carlin began her channel career with Allegiance Telecom as their first female Channel Sales Manager.

With more than seven years of channel and sales experience at global IT and reseller organizations, Akello Ragwar is leading Spirion’s efforts to define, build, and grow its channel program to scale its international presence and drive healthy revenue. Her focus centers on shaping and refining the company’s channel and go-to-market strategy while building strong partner and client relationships that directly impact revenue and reach.

The 2020 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN® Magazine on June 8 and online at

About Spirion
Spirion ( is a pioneer in designing the critical first step of data protection through its data discovery, persistent classification, and behavior software and services. Since 2006, thousands of organizations across all industries worldwide have reduced their sensitive data footprint and proactively minimized the risks, costs, and reputational damage of successful cyberattacks and regulatory violations. The company was recently ranked by CIOReview magazine as one of the “20 Most Promising Compliance Technology Solution Providers of 2019” and was named a Grand Trophy Winner in the 16th Annual 2020 Info Security PG Global Excellence Awards.