Three FireEye Leaders Honored as CRN '2019 Women of the Channel'

FireEye employees Karen Kukoda, Kristi Houssiere and Kimberly Jaecksch recognized by CRN for their leadership in the channel

MILPITAS, Calif., May 20, 2019 – FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named FireEye employees Karen Kukoda, Kristi Houssiere and Kimberly Jaecksch to its prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list. The leaders on this annual listing are from all areas of the IT channel ecosystem; representing technology suppliers, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organizations. Each is recognized for their contributions to channel advocacy, channel growth and visionary leadership.

CRN editors chose the list from a multitude of channel leadership applicants and selected the final honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

Karen Kukoda is Senior Director of Cyber Risk Partners at FireEye. She is responsible for driving the channel agenda for the company in the risk management, legal, and insurance marketplaces. After being named on the Women of the Channel list in previous years, Kukoda was again selected in 2019 for the work she has done to develop partnerships in these marketplaces. She has managed them from inception and consequently created opportunities for FireEye sales teams and their partners. 

Kristi Houssiere is Senior Director of National Sales at FireEye. She has been included on CRN’s Women of the Channel and Power 100 lists several times as well as being named one of CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs for her contribution to the growth of the FireEye Partner Program. Her latest recognition came from the work she has done to restructure the company’s Partner Rebate Program and develop strategic go-to-market programs that tie in with segments of the FireEye channel ecosystem.

Kimberly Jaecksch is Account Manager, Federal Distribution at FireEye. She was nominated for Women of the Channel by Carahsoft, a FireEye partner with whom she works with closely. Part of the reason for Jaecksch being put forward was because she identified Carahsoft’s need for additional technical expertise to help sell the FireEye portfolio of solutions. She successfully placed a technical expert with the partner and both FireEye and Carahsoft have benefitted as a result.

“I couldn’t be more proud of having these members of our channel team being recognized by CRN for the brilliant work they have been doing,” said Bill Robbins, EVP of Worldwide Sales at FireEye. “Over the past couple of years our channel program has evolved a great deal as we look to offer partners the best possible experience when they work with us. Kristi, Karen and Kimberly’s inputs have been crucial to this process. Their leadership and deep understanding of partner needs helps ensure that we are offering a high standard of security for our customers.”

“CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel list honors influential leaders who are accelerating channel growth through mutually-beneficial partnerships, incredible leadership, strategic vision, and unique contributions in their field,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “This accomplished group of leaders is driving channel success and we are proud to honor their achievements.”

The 2019 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

About FireEye, Inc.

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