En Pointe Technologies Executive Named to CRN's Women of the Channel Power 100

En Pointe Vice President of Public Sector, Kathy Perez, Recognized as One of the Top Women of the Channel


LOS ANGELES, CA - June 19, 2013 - En Pointe Technologies, a leading solution provider of IT products and services, today announced that its Vice President of Public Sector, Kathy Perez, has been named to CRN's 2013 Women of the Channel list, and has been recognized as one of this year's Power 100. The annual Women of the Channel list recognizes nearly 300 female executives across vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers for their accomplishments over the past year, and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry. The Power 100 recognizes an elite subset of applicants based on their rank, influence, channel savvy and achievements.

This year's Women of the Channel finalists were selected by the CRN editorial staff based on their achievements as executives and the influence they wield over the technology channel. These female executives represent a changing trend in an industry that was once primarily driven by males.

"We honor and congratulate this list of influential women who are dedicated to supporting the mission of the channel," said Robert Faletra, CEO, UBM Tech Channel. "For years, we have identified and celebrated the women who have made an indelible mark on the technology industry through unmatched innovation and razor focus on meeting the needs of the IT channel community."

Perez brings over 30 years' experience in the information technology arena. An integral member of the En Pointe team since 1993, Perez initially served as Account Executive, managing several of the company's largest enterprise accounts. In 2000, Perez was promoted to Vice President of Enterprise Sales, before assuming her current position, overseeing En Pointe's nationwide public sector sales team, in 2009. Perez's unwavering commitment to customer service has driven her success solidifying new accounts for the company.

Perez's major accomplishments over the past year include:
• Awarded the multi-state HP hardware indirect contract
• Successful deployments of Microsoft Office365 in the cloud
• Successful deployments of hybrid cloud solutions for virtual desktop & server solutions
• Obtained certification for Microsoft GSA (General Services Administration) schedule of products and services
• Renewed the multi-state WSCA (Western States Contracting Alliance) software and services contract

"I am honored to be recognized as one of the channel's top female executives having a meaningful impact on the reseller and solution provider industry this past year," said Perez. "In the year ahead, I hope to further my accomplishments by reaching my growth objectives and goals, and further strengthening En Pointe's position as a major contender in the VAR public sector arena."

Over the next year, Perez hopes to achieve double digit growth across En Pointe's public sector business through state/local government, education, and healthcare general multi-use contract vehicle options, and to have a more targeted focus on transformational technology deployments in state and local government segments, specific to SaaS (Software as a Service) & IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) solutions. In the future, she hopes to start her own local chapter of "Women in the Channel" that will target women in Value Added Reseller (VAR) companies.

A special Women of the Channel feature is included in the June issue of CRN and expanded coverage of The 100 Most Powerful Women of the Channel (Power 100) will be featured online at www.crn.com.

About En Pointe Technologies
En Pointe Technologies is a national IT solutions provider that serves commercial accounts, government agencies, and educational institutions, with information technology hardware, software licensing support, and IT solutions. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Los Angeles, En Pointe is well represented in leading national markets throughout the United States. En Pointe has the experience and the technology to help organizations simplify the management of their information technology infrastructure. For more information, visit www.enpointe.com, www.linkedin.com/company/en-pointe-technologies, www.youtube.com/enpointetech, or follow @EnPointeTech on Twitter.

About UBM Tech Channel
UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UBMTechChannel

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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