Kirsten Lee Young, VP of Worldwide Channels at A10 Networks, Recognized as 2016 CRN Channel Chief

A10 Networks’ channel head recognized for driving growth and revenue in the organization through the company’s channel partner network

Online PR News – 23-February-2016 – Dubai, UAE – A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a leader in application networking and security, announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kirsten Lee Young 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.

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.

The first vice president of worldwide channels at A10, Young launched the A10 Affinity Global Partner Program, which has grown over the last two years. Focusing on three key areas—pipeline, enablement and growth in the ADC and security markets—Young plays a key role in strengthening A10’s channel strategy, key investments and programs. The focus of A10 Networks is to provide partners with the resources and tools they need to successfully grow and expand their A10 portfolio and enable customers’ success.

“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.”

“First-class partners deserve a first-class channel program,” Young said. “The A10 Affinity Global Partner Program empowers our partners with industry-leading solutions, rich marketing resources and training that help partners grow the bottom line. The CRN Channel Chiefs award is a testament not just to what we have achieved, but what our partners have achieved as well.”

“With her creative approach and deep understanding of the channel, Kirsten has grown the A10 Affinity Partner Community and is enabling our partners to capitalize on new markets and multiply their opportunities,” said Ray Smets, vice president of worldwide sales at A10 Networks. “We’re accelerating into 2016 with even richer programs that grow our partners’ businesses and expand our security portfolio.”
The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at

About A10 Networks
A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) is a leader in application networking and security, providing a range of high-performance application networking solutions that help organizations ensure that their data center applications and networks remain highly available, accelerated and secure. Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, Calif., and serves customers globally with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: and @A10Networks.

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