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Karin Fields Recognized as one of CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel

May 16, 2018

Marietta, GA MicroCorp, an advanced solutions distributor for data, voice, Unified Communications, SD-WAN and data center services, announces today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named MicroCorp’s Karin Fields, CEO, to its prestigious 2018 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.

Part of MicroCorp since 1994 and CEO since 2014, Fields has bolstered the company sales and brand within the channel by consistently delivering the best support for complex enterprise bids. Most recently, Fields ushered in a fully rewritten partner portal, Nautilus, that allows partners to fully manage all products and providers of a complex deal. Fields is presently serving as Chair of The Alliance Partners — an industry group devoted to the development of the channel partner ecosystem, and is a founding member of the Alliance of Channel Women.

“This accomplished group of leaders is steadily guiding the IT channel into a prosperous new era of services-led business models and deep, strategic partnerships,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel list honors executives who are driving channel progress through a number of achievements—exemplary partner programs, innovative product development and marketing, effective team-building, visionary leadership and accelerated sales growth—as well as advocacy for the next generation of women channel executives.”

“Karin has made lasting mark on our industry—growing and elevating our partner programs, leading transitions to new business models and introducing cutting-edge go-to-market strategies, among other remarkable achievements,” commented MicroCorp president, Phil Keenan. “Karin is a component of the MicroCorp brand, and she’s the key behind our consistent growth.”

The 2018 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

About MicroCorp

MicroCorp is the premier value-added distributor of telecom and cloud solutions. Since 1986, we have simplified the purchase and management of telecommunications services for business customers. Today, the MicroCorp People Powered Network is nothing short of the most powerful combination of back office systems, people and support offerings in the industry. MicroCorp can be your whole back office or an extension of your current team, so you can focus on growing your business profitably. With a portfolio of solutions from more than 80 premier telecom and cloud providers combined with our collaborative back office portal, Nautilus, we are the trusted, skilled partner for a national network of agents, MSPs and VARs. For more information on MicroCorp or to become a partner, visit

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.

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