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Red Hat Leaders Named to 2015 CRN Women of the Channel List

RALEIGH, N.C. — June 1, 2015 — Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that two of its channel leaders have been named to The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN® Women of the Channel list.


This marks the third year in a row that Rachel Cassidy, vice president of Global Partner Enablement, and Margaret-Ann Bolton, senior director of Global Partner Marketing, have been recognized by CRN for their leadership, vision, and dedication to channel programs. In addition, this marks the second year in a row that Cassidy has been recognized as one of CRN's Power 100. The Power 100 spotlights an elite subset of Women of the Channel honorees whose insight and influence in their respective companies help drive channel success.


CRN's annual Women of the Channel list honors outstanding female executives for their achievements within vendor channel organizations and the far-reaching impact these achievements are expected to have on the future of technology. This year’s Women of the Channel were reviewed and selected by the editors of CRN based on their accomplishments and the influence they wield over the technology channel.


The Women of the Channel will be featured in the June issue of CRN, and online at



In addition to their broader contributions to Red Hat's channel success, Cassidy and Bolton helped grow the strategic partners accredited to sell Red Hat solutions. The majority of these accreditations were attained remotely through Red Hat's cloud learning environment, OPEN-TLC (Online Partner Enablement Network-Training Learning Cloud) as well as the launch of Red Hat's new partner portal – Red Hat Connect for Business Partners.


Being named to the Women of the Channel list is the latest in a string of recognitions for Red Hat by CRN. Earlier this year both Rachel and Margaret-Ann were named to CRN's list of Channel Chiefs, along with Mark Enzweiler, senior vice president, Global Channel Sales and Alliances; D. Robert Martin, vice president, North American Partner Sales; and Scott Musson, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances. Red Hat also recently received a 5-Star rating in CRN's 2015 Program Partner Guide for the third year in a row.


Supporting Quotes

Mark Enzweiler, senior vice president, Global Channel Sales and Alliances, Red Hat

“It has been a great year for Red Hat's channel organization, and we are incredibly proud of Rachel and Margaret-Ann for being recognized by CRN. Their passion, experience and commitment to evolving and improving our operations to positively impact our partners is a testament to their belief in the organization.”



About Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at


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