STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI), a global technology company that provides innovative products and solutions to power commerce, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Beth Meurs, Director of Partner Marketing and Megan Higgins-Knislis, Vice President, Strategic Account Management at Pitney Bowes, 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 their 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.
Elizabeth "Beth" Meurs has been leading marketing teams within the software and high-tech industries for over 25 years. Currently, Beth leads the global Partner Marketing team for Pitney Bowes Software where she is driving the recruitment of regional system integrators and co-marketing with global system integrators. Most notable recent accomplishments include shifting the Pitney Bowes culture to embrace the partner ecosystem, building out the global partner program, generating significant pipeline and revenue, as well as increasing awareness of the breadth and depth of Pitney Bowes Software Solutions within the channel.
“I am delighted to be recognized by CRN for our commitment to growing our Software business through our channel partners,” said Beth. “We have a tremendous opportunity to deliver the best outcomes for our clients through our integrated approach and the combination of strengths with our partners’ expertise.”
In her over 10 years at Pitney Bowes, Megan Higgins-Knislis has led the development of multiple channels including direct, indirect and partners. In her current role, Megan is working with retailers to help them succeed in reaching the global consumer. Today in support of the growing ecommerce business at Pitney Bowes, her team contributes to business development, client success and the conceptualization of big ideas and new technologies for cross-border and logistics.
“It is an honor to be recognized by The Channel Company and CRN as a 2017 Women of the Channel, especially as they look for vision and expertise across the ecosystem,” said Megan. “At Pitney Bowes, our success is built by making our partners and clients successful by enabling global commerce with innovative physical and digital solutions. By all of us working together, we innovate and grow.”
“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.”
About Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes is a global technology company powering billions of transactions – physical and digital – in the connected and borderless world of commerce. Clients around the world, including 90 percent of the Fortune 500, rely on products, solutions, services and data from Pitney Bowes in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping, mailing, and global ecommerce. And with the innovative Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud, clients can access the broad range of Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics, and APIs to drive commerce. For additional information, visit Pitney Bowes, the Craftsmen of Commerce, at www.pitneybowes.com.
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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