The Most Powerful Women of the Channel (Power 100): ESET’s Hope McCluskey awarded by CRN

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ESET has been awarded its third channel honor of the year with the addition of CRN Women of the Channel Award Power 100 honoring ESET Director of Partner Marketing and Events Hope McCluskey. CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, recognized Hope for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation. 

Hope has over 30 years of experience in the channel, and spent her last two with the global IT security firm ESET. In 2016, she led the launch of ESET’s new and enhanced Partner Program. With a focus on working one-on-one with partners, she and her team have ensured that partners achieve measurable results and strong ROI. The program also provides completely free security training so partners can better understand not only the technology offerings, but also become a trusted cybersecurity resource and advisor for their customers.

ESET is continuously recognized by the partner and channel community, and this award comes on the heels of two other prestigious honors in 2017. For the third consecutive year, CRN gave ESET a 5-Star rating in its 2017 Partner Program Guide, and CRN named Gerald Choung, VP of Sales and Marketing, to its list of 2017 Channel Chiefs for the second consecutive year in a row. 

To learn more on why ESET‘s 100 percent channel business is winning these accolades year after year, check out our ESET Partner Program page.

About The 2017 Women of the Channel

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. CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel. The 2017 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

According to Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, “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. 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.”