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CRN Recognizes Checkmarx Channel Leaders Jennifer Taylor, Ana Lucia Amaral and Nina Abbasi-Beard on the 2024 Women of the Channel List

PARAMUS, N.J. – MAY 13, 2024 – Checkmarx, the industry leader in cloud-native application security for the enterprise, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jennifer Taylor, Ana Lucia Amaral and Nina Abassi-Beard to the Women of the Channel list for 2024.

Every year, CRN highlights women from vendor, distributor, and solution provider organizations whose vision and leadership have a beneficial influence on the technology industry. The CRN 2024 Women of the Channel honorees are creative, strategic leaders who show ongoing commitment to using their skills to innovate and drive success for their partners and customers.

With this recognition, CRN honors these women leaders for their unwavering dedication and commitment to furthering channel excellence.

“It is a great privilege to honor the remarkable achievements of these women leaders in the IT channel,” said Jennifer Follett, VP, U.S. Content and Executive Editor, CRN at The Channel Company. “Each woman on the list has demonstrated a deep commitment to innovation and leadership that advances their organizations and drives transformation and success across the IT channel.”

“CRN’s recognition highlights the talented women at Checkmarx who powerful drivers of our business and active members of the channel community,” said Checkmarx Chief Marketing Officer Amit Daniel. “Jennifer, Ana, and Nina exemplify the high value we place on our channel and our partners and we’re proud to see their achievements recognized as they continue to bring joint success to our company and our valued channel partners.”

Senior Regional and Partners Marketing Manager Ana Lucia Amaral has worked in the Checkmarx channel since June 2021. Her recent accomplishments include creating a unified partner plan, crafting an ideal ecosystem roadmap, and conducting a business value proposition assessment. She also played a central role in embracing an adaptable new partnership model and defined a streamlined channel operations model, optimizing processes for increased efficiency and scalability.

Since February 2022, Senior Regional and Partners Marketing Manager Jennifer Taylor has tightly aligned with Checkmarx distributor and channel partners to build and execute a strategic, proactive marketing plan for US Federal business. Programs included trade shows, call campaigns, email drip campaigns, digital campaigns, speaking opportunities, roundtable events, special sales assets and partner enablement. Tightly aligning with Checkmarx business goals and objectives, the programs produced many partner-sourced opportunities and closed/won deals.

Territory Account Manager Nina Abbasi-Beard has worked with channel partners in the Nordics and Benelux for Checkmarx since January 2022, and has been a sales award-winner in region due to substantial opportunities and excellent collaboration with those partners. Establishing a local approach to each channel partner ensured that Checkmarx regional partners and the region overall matured in the ability to serve the market needs and meet the overall channel strategy, resulting in success for all concerned.

The 2024 Women of the Channel list is featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine, with online coverage starting May 13 at

About Checkmarx

Checkmarx is trusted by enterprises worldwide to secure their application development from code to cloud. Our consolidated platform and services balance the dynamic needs of enterprises by improving security and reducing TCO, while simultaneously building trust between AppSec, developers, and CISOs. At Checkmarx, we believe it’s not just about finding risk, but remediating it across the entire application footprint and software supply chain with one seamless process for all relevant stakeholders. We are honored to serve more than 1,800 customers, including 40 percent of all Fortune 100 companies.

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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 over 40 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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The Channel Company

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