Irina Shamkova of Intermedia Recognized as One of CRN’s 2017 Women of the Channel

Intermedia’s head of product management named one of the most influential female channel executives


Intermedia, a leading cloud business applications provider, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has again named Irina Shamkova, Intermedia’s SVP of Product Management, to its prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list. 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. Shamkova has also been selected for this year’s Power 100 list, a subset of CRN’s Women of the Channel.

“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.”

During her 16-year tenure, Ms. Shamkova has played an integral role in helping establish Intermedia’s leadership position in the channel. Under her leadership, Intermedia’s proprietary product portfolio has expanded to cover a broad suite of communication, collaboration and email security needs, including Cloud Voice, SecuriSync® backup and file sharing, and Intermedia Email Protection.

“Irina has been instrumental in designing and driving Intermedia’s channel-friendly product strategy,” said Michael Gold, CEO at Intermedia. “Her innovative thinking and steadfast commitment to the company over the past 16 years are very much reflected in the broad suite of tightly integrated cloud business applications that we lead with today. As we go deeper with our partners to aid in their success, Irina and her team continue to uncover and create new opportunities for partners that differentiate Intermedia in the market, build customer value, and drive profitability. If anyone deserves to be recognized as one of the true leaders in the channel, it’s Irina.”

A significant area of focus for Intermedia is around enhancing Microsoft® Office 365® . To help partners increase profitability, differentiate their offer, and bring exceptional value to clients, Shamkova and her team created several integrated solutions designed to add to the Office 365 user experience. As a result, partners can sell integrated backup, continuity, Unified Communications, and compliance and security services under their own brand , while still benefiting from Intermedia’s J.D. Power-certified support , Worry-Free migration assistance, and full marketing resources. Not only has Shamkova spearheaded designing this robust suite of customizable offerings, she’s also personally been getting out into the channel community to spread the word.

The 2017 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine 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 applications that companies need to do business, including email, voice, file backup and sharing, conferencing, instant messaging, identity and access management, mobility, security and archiving - all delivered by a single provider and integrated into one control panel. Intermedia services offer enterprise-grade security, a 99.999 percent uptime service level agreement and award-winning 24/7 support, as certified by J.D. Power and TSIA.

Intermedia's 750+ employees serve more than 85,000 businesses and 6,000 active partners, including VARs, MSPs, distributors and telecoms. Its 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 Exchange email in the cloud and a leading cloud voice provider. For more information, visit

Office in the Cloud and SecuriSync are either registered trademarks or trademarks of, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft and Office 365 are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

J.D. Power 2016 Certified Assisted Technical Support Program, developed in conjunction with TSIA. Based on successful completion of an audit and exceeding a customer satisfaction benchmark for assisted support operations. For more information, visit or

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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