AlienVault’s Andrea Tharp Recognized as One of CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel

Prestigious listing recognizes influential women for their leadership, vision and ongoing commitment to the channel

SAN MATEO, Calif. – May 14, 2018 – AlienVault®, the leading provider of Unified Security Management®(USM) and crowdsourced threat intelligence, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Andrea Tharp, director of sales, channels, 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. 

Andrea’s leadership of AlienVault’s managed services team in the Americas drove more than 150 percent growth in both partners and revenue in 2016. In 2017, she became Director of Americas Channels, where she continued to exceed the expectations of both the partners and AlienVault. Andrea spearheaded the expansion of the managed security service providers (MSSP) teams to respond to the rapid evolution of MSPs to MSSPs and built out both the structure and the team for AlienVault’s LATAM initiative, which is almost exclusively driven by the channel.

“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.”  

“We are thrilled that Andrea has been recognized as one of CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel,” said Mike LaPeters, vice president of global channels. “Under her leadership, we have increased our focus on programs and initiatives designed to help our partners meet and exceed their goals.”

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

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