Michele Hayes of Talari Networks Recognized as One of CRN’s 2016 Women of the Channel

SAN JOSE, Calif. — May. 16, 2016 — Talari Networks, the trusted technology innovator and market leader of Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Michele Hayes, Vice President Marketing and Channels to its prestigious 2016 Women of the Channel list. 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.

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.

The past year was a very dynamic for Talari Networks as the Software Defined WAN space was finally getting industry recognition and widespread attention. Michele played a major role in several key channel developments while delivering the following strategic initiatives:

  • Development of new and improved VAR program with expanded program benefits
  • Integration of new account and inside sales account specialists with channel and regional sales teams for holistic partner coverage and support
  • Improvement of MDF program with greater emphasis on engagement and creative marketing activities

“I am proud to have been involved in many of our significant channel developments,” said Hayes. “Over the past year, my team has transformed Talari’s channel programs by moving its resellers to a pay-for-performance model, driving increased engagement, product knowledge, and demand generation. When promoted to an expanded role that includes responsibility for global Channel Sales and Operations, my focus has been to drive a deeper level of engagement and strategy with our partner community to increase partner opportunities and pipeline. It is great to see all of this hard work recognized.”

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

Michele plans to continue the momentum within the channel as her and her team are deeply focused on improving Talari’s processes to increase partner initiated and partner led opportunities in the coming year.

The 2016 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc2016.

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About Talari Networks
Talari Networks, the trusted SD-WAN technology and market leader, engineers the internet and branch for maximum business impact by designing failsafe WANs that deliver superior business-critical application reliability and resiliency, while unlocking the simplification and cost reduction benefits of branch consolidation.

Talari’s comprehensive solution supports a variety of network services in physical, virtual and cloud locations, which can be acquired through perpetual licensing, monthly subscription rates or as-a-service. To learn more about Talari, visit www.talari.com.

Talari’s solution has innovated to its fifth generation of product, deriving knowledge over the last eight years from billions of packets served across thousands of customer deployments in 40 countries.

Talari is a trademark of Talari Networks, Inc. Other company, product and service names mentioned herein may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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

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