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Robyn Philips, Victoria Phillips of AppRiver Recognized as CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel

Gulf Breeze, Florida, May 29, 2018 – AppRiver, a leading cloud cybersecurity and solutions provider, announced recently that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Robyn Philips, Senior Channel Sales Advisor, and Victoria Phillips, Channel Sales Account Manager, to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list.

This is the second consecutive year Robyn and Victoria have made the list. Robyn also was recognized in the 2015 list.  

“Our channel partners have told us time and time again that AppRiver’s people set us apart from other companies,” said Michael Murdoch, President and CEO of AppRiver. “Robyn and Victoria are two very important reasons why we’ve earned the appreciation and trust of our channel – and why we’ve enjoyed tremendous growth over the years.”

The 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 based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

Robyn has been involved in partner engagement strategy, southeast territory partnerships as well as sales alliances and marketing efforts for the past 10 years at AppRiver.

“To be a part of hundreds of SMB companies' growth, see them thrive in the cloud space, and build long-term relationships has filled me with great satisfaction and pride,” Robyn said. “From onboarding to problem-solving, I truly enjoy providing the Phenomenal Care® my partners deserve and have come to expect.”

Victoria ferries her partners to success through relationship building, training, marketing and ongoing partner support and training.

It is highly rewarding to develop relationships with partners and see how our phenomenal support creates a significant positive impact on their business,” Victoria said. “From streamlining work flows, providing marketing assistance, to providing advice, my goal is always to help them accomplish their goals and grow our businesses together.”

“This accomplished group of leaders is steadily guiding the IT channel into a prosperous new era of services-led business models and deep, strategic partnerships,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel list honors executives who are driving channel progress through a number of achievements—exemplary partner programs, innovative product development and marketing, effective team-building, visionary leadership and accelerated sales growth—as well as advocacy for the next generation of women channel executives.”  

The 2018 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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About AppRiver


AppRiver provides cloud-based cybersecurity and productivity services to over 67,000 companies worldwide. Launched in 2002, the company uses advanced proprietary technology and machine learning in combination with expert human analysts to block phishing, spear-phishing, business email compromise, and other forms of malware before they reach customer networks.AppRiver also provides web-based malware protection, email encryption, secure archiving, and email continuity solutions. Recognizing that user email is the largest area of vulnerability, AppRiverestablished itself among the world’s top providers of Office 365 and Secure Hosted Exchange solutions. All services are offered on a pay-as-you-go basis and are backed by award-winning 24/7 white-glove Phenomenal Care® customer service. AppRiver is headquartered in Gulf Breeze, Florida and maintains offices in Georgia, Texas, Canada, Switzerland and Spain. For more information, please 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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