Intermedia's Irina Shamkova Named to CRN's 2015 Women of the Channel List


Intermedia, a one-stop shop for cloud IT services, today announced that Irina Shamkova, Senior Vice President of Product Management, has been named to The Channel Company’s prestigious 2015 CRN® Women of the Channel. The annual list honors outstanding female executives across vendor channel organizations, distributors, solution providers and other women prominently involved in the IT channel ecosystem for their successes and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward.

This year’s Women of the Channel were carefully reviewed and selected by the editors of CRN based on their accomplishments and the influence they wield over the technology channel.

Irina is a true Intermedia success story. She began her career with Intermedia as an entry-level technical support engineer in 2000. In the last 15 years, her talent and charisma have been recognized time and again as she rose through the ranks of Intermedia to the level of Senior Vice President of Product Management. Throughout her tenure at Intermedia, she has been instrumental in leading product development and innovation of the company’s entire product portfolio from hosted Microsoft Exchange to proprietary technologies such as HostPilot® Control Panel, SecuriSync® file sync and share and many more.  Irina played a pivotal role in bringing Intermedia’s channel program to market, building out the product platform and creating a self-service portal for partners. She continues to support Intermedia’s channel-first approach by developing highly customized products and automation tools that can be private-labeled by partners.

“Irina has been instrumental in bringing channel-ready products to market with expert provisioning, convenient  and powerful management tools and private label solutions that are backed by our Worry-Free Experience,” said Michael Gold, Chief Executive Officer at Intermedia. “We celebrate Irina’s accomplishments and congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition. We look forward to continued success under her leadership as we support our goal of becoming the number one choice for cloud IT services among partners.”

“These executives have made a lasting mark on the industry, expanding the breadth of influence in the technology channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the Women of the Channel, and celebrate their innovative contributions and commitment to the IT channel community.”

The Women of the Channel will be featured in the June issue of CRN, and online at


About Intermedia

Intermedia is a one-stop shop for cloud business applications. Its Office in the Cloud™ suite integrates the essential IT services that SMBs need to do business, including email, voice, file syncing and sharing, conferencing, instant messaging, identity and access management, mobility, security and archiving. Office in the Cloud goes beyond unified communications to encompass a wide breadth of fundamental IT services, delivered by a single provider.

Think of Office in the Cloud as your “Business Cloud Platform.” Intermedia’s services are integrated into its HostPilot® Control Panel. There’s just one login, one password, one bill and one source of support, which creates significant cross-service efficiencies for both users and IT administrators. Intermedia offers enterprise-grade security, a 99.999% uptime service level agreement and 24/7 phone support with typical hold times of less than 60 seconds.

Intermedia serves over 65,000 businesses and has more than 5,500 active partners, including VARs, MSPs, telcos and cable companies. Its award-winning Partner Program lets partners sell under their own brand with control over billing, pricing and other elements of their customer relationships. Intermedia is the world’s largest independent provider of hosted Exchange.

Intermedia has over 700 employees worldwide who manage numerous datacenters to power its Office in the Cloud—and who work to deliver customers and partners Intermedia’s Worry-Free Experience™.


About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN®, XChange® Events, IPED® and SharedVue®, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at




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