May 23, 2016
Lisa Del Real of RingCentral Recognized as One of CRN’s 2016 Women of the Channel
BELMONT, Calif. – May 23, 2016 – RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of cloud-based business communication and collaboration solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Lisa Del Real, senior director of Channel Programs & Sales Ops, to its prestigious 2016 Women of the Channel List. The women 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 on the basis of their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.
Recognized by CRN for the third year in a row, Lisa Del Real has evolved RingCentral’s Channel Program by increasing the number of channel partners, introducing new program elements to help partners be more successful, and adding new distributors to the program. Having completed a record sales year in 2015, Lisa spearheaded the launch of the ISV Partner Program, for partners to build integrations with RingCentral and earn commissions, and the Signature Program, which assists partners in scaling their customers’ business to meet demand and needs. Keeping pace with developments to the RingCentral product, she added another global dimension to the program with the addition of Westcon to the distributor portfolio, along with Tech Data, Jenne and ScanSource, to enable scalable support for businesses of all sizes around the world. To further assist partners in providing a great customer experience, she launched the RingCentral Certified Sales Professional (RCSP) Certification. Through these programs, Lisa Del Real has improved the way partners are able to interact with and support their customers.
“These executives have made a lasting mark on our industry—growing and elevating partner programs, leading transitions to new business models and introducing cutting-edge go-to-market strategies, among other remarkable achievements.” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate all the 2016 Women of the Channel and celebrate their singular contributions to the advancement of the channel ecosystem.”
“We’re so proud to celebrate Lisa’s achievements, as RingCentral’s Channel Program wouldn’t be where it is today if it weren’t for her amazing work,” said Zane Long, vice president of Channel Sales. “Lisa has set a strong program foundation so our partners are best prepared to meet the increasing needs of enterprises. She is committed to helping our partners succeed and propelling RingCentral’s solutions in the marketplace.”
The 2016 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc2016.
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of cloud-based business communications and collaboration solutions. RingCentral’s cloud solution is easier to manage, and more flexible and cost-efficient than legacy on-premise communications systems. It meets the needs of modern distributed and mobile workforces spanning SMB to Enterprises globally. RingCentral, Business Communications Made Simple. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, Calif. RingCentral and the RingCentral logo are trademarks of RingCentral, Inc.
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