ConnectWise's Jeannine Edwards and Linda Brotherton Named Top Women of the Channel by CRN Magazine

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TAMPA, Fla., July 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ConnectWise, developer of the leading service management software designed exclusively for IT service providers, VARS, ISVs and MSPs, today announced that Jeannine Edwards, Director, ConnectWise Community and Linda Brotherton, CTO, have been named to CRN Magazine's "Top Women of the Channel" list for the fifth consecutive year. Hosted by Everything Channel, the list honors female executives based on their accomplishments over the past year and their dedication to driving the overall success of the IT Channel.

"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."

Jeannine Edwards has more than 12 years of B2B business development experience. She and her ConnectWise Community team develop and manage channel community relationships from both the partner and vendor perspective and identify and provide tools for the ConnectWise community to connect and collaborate with each other and the company.

Linda Brotherton has more than 25 years of expertise in software development. This year, CRN Magazine also named her to its elite "Power 100" list, a sub-list of "Top Women of the Channel," that spotlights female executives whose insight and influence is driving channel success. Brotherton is responsible for the development of the ConnectWise professional service automation (PSA) application and oversees the creation of practical design methods critical to ongoing product enhancements.

"We are honored to have a large and continuing presence on CRN Magazine's Women of the Channel list," said ConnectWise CEO Arnie Bellini. "We are incredibly lucky to have such a talented group of leaders at ConnectWise who are not only ensuring that thousands of partners achieve profitability and growth, but are also helping to drive the entire IT services industry forward."

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Designed exclusively for the IT Channel, ConnectWise is the leading business management solution for service providers, MSPs, technology consultants, integrators, and developers. Today more than 71,000 IT professionals rely on ConnectWise to achieve greater accountability, operational efficiency and profitability. ConnectWise fully integrates CRM, sales, help desk ticket and tracking, project tracking, IT service management, SLAs, dispatch scheduling, mobile IT services, time and expenses into a singular IT management software to dramatically streamline IT companies. For the last 29 years, ConnectWise has become the premier business operating system for IT solution providers. ConnectWise APIs are accessed by over 300 organizations, including ConnectWise partners and industry leaders of the IT Nation. For more information visit or call 800-671-6898.

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