Felise Katz Named to 2015 CRN Women of the Channel Power 50

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Suffern, NY, June 1, 2015  PKA Technologies, today announced that Felise Katz, CEO, has been named to The Channel Company’s prestigious 2015 CRN Women of the Channel, and has been recognized as one of this year’s Power 50.  The annual list honors outstanding female executives across solution provider organizations prominently involved in the IT channel ecosystem for their successes and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward.

This year’s Women of the Channel were carefully reviewed and selected by the editors of CRN based on their accomplishments and the influence they wield over the technology channel. The Power 50 spotlights an elite subset of Women of the Channel honorees whose insight and influence in their respective companies help drive channel success.

As CEO of PKA Technologies, Katz is responsible for the day-to-day operations and is the driving force in developing the strategic direction of the business. Under her direction, PKA has built new solution practices including but not limited to: Big Data Solutions, Security, Mobility, and High Performance Computing. Additionally she participates as a member of advisory councils with both Hewlett-Packard and Arrow Electronics.

“We applaud the exceptional contributions of the honorees in this year’s Women of the Channel Power 50. These executives have made a lasting mark on the industry by helping to shape the channel’s future,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We are privileged to celebrate their far-reaching influence, innovation and commitment to the IT channel community.”

“PKA Technology is again honored to be recognized by CRN’s editors,” said Katz, referring to PKA recently being named to CRN’s Tech Elite 250. Moving forward, Katz is committed to maintaining a leading role within the IT industry. “Through our college hire and mentoring program, we are able to train women both in sales and engineering to become the next generation IT leaders.”

The Women of the Channel, with expanded coverage of the Power 50, will be featured in the June issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.