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Jen Fernandez, Amy Protexter and Jonna Gage of Insight Enterprises Recognized as CRN's 2017 Women of the Channel

May 22, 2017 12:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX -- Insight (NASDAQ:NSIT), a leading provider of Intelligent Technology SolutionsTM to organizations of all sizes, announced CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named three Insight leaders to the prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list: Jen Fernandez, Vice President of Human Resources, Amy Protexter, Vice President of Marketing and Jonna Gage, Senior Director of Marketing for Datalink, an Insight Company.

The executives named to CRN's annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. CRN editors select Women of the Channel honorees based on their outstanding leadership, professional accomplishments, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

Jen Fernandez leads the Insight human resources team in North America, representing more than 4,000 teammates. Through her leadership, she shares Insight's core values of Hunger, Heart and Harmony with teammates ensuring, in turn, that Insight can better serve clients through meaningful connections. She is a leader in Insight's philanthropic endeavors, including the Reach program, whose mission is to connect children with technology through in-market giving to the communities in which Insight operates. Under Jen's tenure, Insight founded the In It Together Foundation, which serves teammates in times of crisis and is jointly-funded by teammates and Insight. Also under Jen's leadership, Insight has been listed several times on the Phoenix Business Journal's Best Places to Work list and awarded the Great Place to Work® Certification for 2016.

Amy Protexter leads Insight's brand, marketing and communications strategy for the US business. In 2015, she guided the company's global rebranding and has since ensured that Insight's brand promise to deliver Intelligent Technology SolutionsTM is understood in the marketplace. She has also been instrumental in building a comprehensive digital marketing engine to drive client engagement and demand generation, including the development of the new, the centerpiece of Insight's digital strategy. Through this body of work along with the implementation of a robust content marketing program and client-focused marketing interactions, Insight has experienced growth the past four quarters and is better serving client needs.

Jonna Gage has an extensive background in business development, branding, product and services development, marketing, communications and digital marketing. At Datalink, an Insight company, Jonna directs the development and delivery of strategic marketing activities. She has also served as catalyst for operational efficiency and process improvement activities for Datalink, including system integration efforts with Insight.

"These extraordinary executives support every aspect of the channel ecosystem, from technical innovation to marketing to business development, working tirelessly to keep the channel moving into the future," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "They are creating and elevating channel partner programs, developing fresh go-to-market strategies, strengthening the channel's network of partnerships and building creative new IT solutions, among many other contributions. We congratulate all the 2017 Women of the Channel on their stellar accomplishments and look forward to their future success."

"Insight's values of Hunger, Heart and Harmony are instrumental in the way we serve our clients and partners, helping them run smarter with Intelligent Technology SolutionsTM. With the leadership of Jen, Amy and Jonna, we continue to create new opportunities for our teammates, while helping our clients manage their business needs today and transform for the future," said Ken Lamneck, President and CEO of Insight. "On behalf of our Insight teammates, I congratulate them on their placement to the 2017 CRN Women of the Channel list and thank them for their exemplary work."

The 2017 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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About Insight

From business and government organizations to healthcare and educational institutions, Insight empowers clients with Intelligent Technology SolutionsTM to realize their goals. As a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of hardware, software, cloud and service solutions, our 6,000 teammates provide clients the guidance and expertise needed to select, implement and manage complex technology solutions to drive business outcomes. Through our world-class people, partnerships, services and delivery solutions, we help businesses run smarter. Discover more at NSIT-M

About Datalink

Datalink, an Insight company, is a complete IT services and solutions provider that helps companies transform their technology, operations and service delivery to meet business challenges. Combining extensive experience, a full lifecycle of services and a comprehensive approach to producing IT innovations that empower positive business outcomes, Datalink delivers success across cloud IT transformation, next generation technology, and security. Parent company Insight Enterprises (Nasdaq:NSIT) is a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of hardware, software, cloud and service solutions. For more information, call 800.448.6314 or visit

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.

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The Channel Company Contact:
Melanie Turpin
(508) 416-1195

Insight Enterprises Contact:
Tiffany Bolton
(480) 333-3469

Datalink Contact:
Cheryl Scholz
(952) 279-4829