Kelly Ireland of CBT Recognized for 4th Consecutive Year as a Power 60 Solution Provider Among CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel
We’re proud to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kelly Ireland (our Founder) to its 2021 Power 60 Solution Providers list, an elite subgroup of honorees chosen from the highly regarded Women of the Channel list.
The women honored on this year’s list pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. CRN celebrates these exceptional women for their leadership, dedication, and channel advocacy.
The Power 60 Solution Providers are chosen by the CRN editorial team based on their contributions, expertise and dedication to building strong solution provider businesses. The award recognizes an exclusive subgroup of elite industry role models who continue to drive professional success through leadership and dedication to their own organizations and the entire IT channel.
Our accomplishments in 2020 were directly based on personal investment Kelly Ireland made in CBT over 4 years ago, specifically, with IoT and the OT-IT convergence being the next frontier. Kelly pivoted CBT’s focus to concentrate here and it paid off hugely by being prepared for business needs during the pandemic.
“CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges accomplished, influential women whose dedication, hard work, and leadership accelerate channel growth,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their many accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions to the IT channel.”
“I want to first applaud CRN and The Channel Company for its consistent focus on showcasing the women helping to make this industry what it is today and are helping guide it into the future. And as I consistently say – It takes a team and I have the absolute best at CBT!” commented Ireland. “2020 was such a challenging year for our company, our customers, and our industry and it took immense determination to continue to focus on getting past the challenges, but the silver lining was that everything CBT has focused on became even more important during the pandemic.”
Ireland is very bullish on the future of CBT. “In 2021, our focus is to stay the course that we started 5 years ago – concentrating on our specialties of the Intelligent Edge, OT-IT convergence, IoT and Industrial IoT, HPC and AI. We started 2021 with more net new clients than ever in our 20-year history and with a very robust funnel that we expect will help us continue to set records continually into the future.”
The 2021 Women of the Channel and Power 60 Solution Provider award will be featured in CRN Magazine on May 10th and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC.