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Infoblox’s Sandy Janes Named to the 2020 CRN® 100 Rising Female Stars List

Annual list honors Sandy as one of the most accomplished female executives in the IT channel #CRNRisingStars

Santa Clara, Calif., July 20, 2020 — Infoblox Inc., the leader in Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services, today announced CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, named Sandy Janes, Senior Director of Global Partner Programs & Operations, to its inaugural 2020 list of 100 Rising Female Stars. This exclusive list gives special recognition to the accomplished female executives within vendor, distribution, and solution provider organizations, who are helping shape the future of the IT channel.

“Congratulations to Sandy on being honored by CRN as one of today’s Rising Stars in the IT Channel,” said Lori Cornmesser, Vice President, Worldwide Partner and Alliance Sales. “Since joining Infoblox, Sandy has had a significant impact growing our channel program. Under Sandy’s leadership, our channel team has delivered a differentiated experience to our partners—enabling them with the right technology, training and market insights to lead and thrive in a cloud-first world.”

With more than 20 years of channel experience, Sandy plays a vital role within Infoblox, working with partners across varying lines of business, including channel marketing, go to market strategy, partner programs, and operations. Since joining the Infoblox team in 2016, Sandy has contributed to and spearheaded many initiatives, including:

  • Introduced new reward incentives to the award-winning BuildingBLOX program.
  • Launched the Infoblox Professional Services Program (PS Program), which is designed to ensure customers get the professional services they need to implement and maximize the value of Infoblox technologies.
  • Introduced Infoblox’s Federal Specialist Program, which enabled half of partners to double their growth in the first year.
  • Developed a new Partner Activation Kit that provides partners with a one-stop-shop for key sales plays and a simplified deal registration process.

During her tenure in the channel, Sandy has been recognized as a Channel Chief and top 1% performer. She has also been named to the CRN Women of the Channel list every year since 2017.

“CRN’s 2020 100 Rising Female Stars list honors leaders who are poised to impact the industry for many years. They are accelerating the growth of their companies through excellent direction and innovation in their field,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The accomplishments of these women are reshaping the IT channel, and we are proud to honor their achievements.”

“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized by CRN for my drive and dedication to the success of our channel partners and Infoblox,” said Janes. “We are committed to helping our partners keep their customers protected and securely connected while they work from anywhere. We are grateful for the opportunity to earn their business every day, and believe their success is our success.”

The 100 Rising Female Stars list is making its debut this year with channel leadership candidates selected by the CRN® editorial team. The final honorees are chosen based on their demonstrated leadership, expertise, innovation, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel. This talented group of women contribute to the development and strategies of their organization’s channel partner programs and exude excellence in areas such as partner engagement, program management and marketing.

The 2020 list of 100 Rising Female Stars will be featured in a special July issue of CRN® Magazine and online at

About Infoblox
Infoblox delivers the next level network experience with its Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services. As the pioneer in providing the world’s most reliable, secure and automated networks, we are relentless in our pursuit of next level network simplicity. Infoblox has over 8,000 customers, including 350 of the Fortune 500, and is recognized as the industry leader in the DDI networking market.

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