May 17th, 2018

Force 3 Executive Recognized by CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel

Crofton, Md, May 17, 2018 – Force 3, the Network Security Company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Simone Feldman, vice president of strategic sales and capture, to its prestigious 2018 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 her 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.

“Simone is an incredibly dedicated executive who has had a tremendous impact on our company and those she works with,” said Force 3 CEO Michael Greaney. “For those of us who work with her daily, it’s no surprise that she would receive this honor. We’re tremendously proud of her and grateful for her ongoing contributions to Force 3 and to the channel as a whole.”

Before her promotion earlier this year, Simone joined Force 3 in 2016 as Director of Inside Sales. With more than 15 years of channel experience, she made a quick and positive impact with her efforts to unify the inside sales team, provide contracting knowledge and build a small business program. She also played an integral role in the transition when Force 3 was acquired by Sirius Computer Solutions in March 2016. Simone is passionate about developing and mentoring, and proactively seeks opportunities to provide mentorship to women who show ambition and dedication.

“This accomplished group of leaders is steadily guiding the IT channel into a prosperous new era of services-led business models and deep, strategic partnerships,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel list honors executives who are driving channel progress through a number of achievements—exemplary partner programs, innovative product development and marketing, effective team-building, visionary leadership and accelerated sales growth—as well as advocacy for the next generation of women channel executives.”

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


About Force 3

Force 3 is the Network Security Company. We provide secure IT solutions and services for clients who demand value and reliability. Together with our parent company, Sirius Computer Solutions, we offer a wide range of solutions and services backed by expert engineers and strategic partnerships.

From design to deployment, support and maintenance, we constantly focus on supporting our customers’ missions and promoting the best possible outcomes. Your success is critical to us—and we don’t succeed unless you do.

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.

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