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Ixia Vice President of Global Channel Sales, Lori Cornmesser, Recognized as 2016 CRN® Channel Chief for the Second Straight Year

Posted 02/23/2016

CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 24, 2016-- Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a leading provider of network testing, visibility and security solutions announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Lori Cornmesser, Ixia Vice President of Global Channel Sales, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs for the second consecutive year. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

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Lori Cornmesser-VP, Global Channel Sales, Ixia (Photo: Business Wire)

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending, and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

"We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”

As Vice President of Global Channel Sales for Ixia, Lori leads the company's partner strategies, development and sales execution. Her vision paved the way for ever-increasing efficiencies and success for partners working with Ixia, and for initiatives that expand their product portfolio and help drive new customer opportunities. These include development of, and ongoing enhancements to Ixia’s worldwide Channel Xcelerate Partner Program, which features opportunity registration, fully automated onboarding, partner specializations, and a fast-growing array of technical and sales enablement platforms.

“Ixia understands that the market changes very quickly, and we need to constantly be at the forefront of how those changes are impacting our partners' business, and ultimately their customers' business,” said Lori Cornmesser. “It is an honor to be recognized for the quality support and unwavering commitment we deliver to our valued channel partners around the world. Their success is our success.”

Lori’s profile and influence within the industry continue to expand having been honored by CRN Magazine as one of the top Women in the Channel for the past 7 years. The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue and online at

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 unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

About Ixia

Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) provides testing, visibility and security solutions, strengthening applications across physical and virtual networks for enterprises, service providers and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers companies trusted environments in which to develop, deploy and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks to make their applications stronger. Learn more at

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