Two ConnectWise Executives Named to CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel List

Kathy Smith and April Taylor honored for their professional accomplishments, dedication to the channel

TAMPA, Fla., May 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ConnectWise, a software company that connects technology teams to the solutions, services and resources necessary for success, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kathy Smith and April Taylor to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list. Both ConnectWise executives were selected by CRN editors as Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

Smith, senior vice president of services and education at ConnectWise, has more than 35 years in the channel. During her nine years with ConnectWise, she has built a team of more than 100 consultants who provide online educational material, training initiatives, implementations, one-on-one consulting and more. She also has responsibility for a team of more than 200 colleagues who deliver support services to all ConnectWise partners. This team maintains a 95 percent satisfaction rate for its support services.

Taylor, who has 14 years of experience in the channel, serves as vice president of ConnectWise Manage. She ensures partner voices are heard throughout the entire development process, manages the product lifecycle and software development lifecycle of ConnectWise Manage, and leads product management programs, including the Partner Innovation Network (PIN). Her past industry honors include being named a CRN Channel Chief in 2015 and selection to CRN’s Women of the Channel list in 2017.

“I could not be more pleased that Kathy and April have been selected as CRN Women of the Channel,” said Arnie Bellini, CEO, ConnectWise. “They are both outstanding leaders who continually demonstrate a high level of dedication to the success of our partners as well as a commitment to driving growth and innovation in the channel ecosystem. We’re proud to have them representing ConnectWise as members of this prestigious list and proud of their visibility as role models for women in tech.”

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

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ConnectWise is a software company that connects technology teams to the solutions, services and resources necessary for success. Our award-winning business management platform automates the full lifecycle of technology service delivery, from sales and service to project tracking and back-office functions, for more than 22,000 partners in more than 70 countries. We believe in an open ecosystem, the power of choice and providing a single pane of glass view. With more than 35 years of experience, ConnectWise software solutions deliver the support companies want at each step of their business journey. For more information, visit

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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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