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Ixia’s Lori Cornmesser, VP Global Channel Sales, Named One of Power 100 in CRN’s 2016 Women of the Channel

Posted 05/16/2016

CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 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, vice president of global channel sales at Ixia, to its 2016 Power 100, an elite subset of its prestigious annual Women of the Channel list that reflects the most powerful women leaders across IT channel organizations whose expertise and vision have positioned their companies for success.

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. However, only the most influential executives are selected for the Power 100. Ms. Cornmesser was singled out for her unique role in the advancement of Ixia’s partner program.

“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, chief executive officer of The Channel Company. “We congratulate all the 2016 Women of the Channel and celebrate their singular contributions to the advancement of the channel ecosystem.”

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.

As vice president of global channel sales for Ixia, Lori Cornmesser 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 the development of, and ongoing enhancements to, Ixia’s worldwide Channel Xcelerate Partner Program, which features opportunity registration, full onboarding, partner specializations, and a fast-growing array of technical and sales enablement platforms.

“With so many amazing women impacting the way companies are driving business through the channel, it is truly a great honor being named to the CRN Power 100 list,” said Lori Cornmesser. “Supporting our channel partners and creating new opportunities for them is a priority, not just for me and my team, but for all of Ixia.”

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 seven years, and a member of the CRN Channel Chiefs for the past two years.

The 2016 Women of the Channel and Power 100 lists will be featured in the June issue of CRN and online at

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