ESET’s Hope McCluskey Once Again Named to CRN’s Women of the Channel Power 100 for 2024

ESET, a global leader in digital security, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Hope McCluskey, Director of Partner Marketing and Events for ESET North America, to the 2024 Women of the Channel Power 100. This elite subgroup of prominent leaders is selected from the CRN® 2024 Women of the Channel list. This is the second year in a row that McCluskey has earned a place on CRN’s Power 100 list.

As Director of Partner Marketing and Events at ESET North America, McCluskey leads a team that delivers innovative marketing and demand generation programs, enabling ESET partners to market more effectively to customers and prospects. Her team empowers channel partners with targeted tools and resources that differentiate them from competitors and help their customers combat ever-changing threats. Through close collaboration with partners, the ESET channel marketing team delivers go-to-market support that directly translates into financial benefits and new market opportunities.

“Hope and her team have been instrumental in laser-focusing ESET’s channel programs to align with the diverse yet specific needs of our channel partners, including MSPs, NSPs, VARs, distributors, and retailers,” said Ryan Grant, VP of Sales, ESET North America. “As a channel-first company, ESET wins when our partners win. Hope continues to expand and strengthen our partner relationships, taking the lead on multiple innovative programs designed to drive brand loyalty, renewals and new prospects. I commend her dedication to making a difference for our customers and enabling them to win with ESET.”

The women chosen for the Power 100 have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to the IT channel community, innovating strategic programs that accelerate the success of their partners and customers, thus elevating the entire channel ecosystem. The initiatives that McCluskey and her team spearhead have led to a 50% increase in partner recruitment year-over-year, and elevated ESET’s stature within the channel community. In addition, she has coordinated many of ESET’s professional development opportunities and initiatives, including CompTIA certifications and LinkedIn courses. For more details on Hope’s Power 100 recognition, visit here.

“It is a great privilege to honor the remarkable achievements of these women leaders in the IT channel,” said Jennifer Follett, VP, U.S. Content and Executive Editor, CRN, at The Channel Company. “Each woman on the CRN Power 100 list has demonstrated a deep commitment to innovation and leadership that advances their organizations and drives transformation and success across the IT channel.”

"I’m honored and inspired to be recognized again in 2024 as a leader among the many exceptional women in the channel community,” said McCluskey. “My professional focus is not just to drive the success of ESET’s channel programs, but also to serve the wonderful women on my team as a coach and mentor to help them set and achieve their own work and personal goals. This special recognition is not mine alone, but reflects on ESET’s whole channel team, each of whom has my gratitude and thanks.”

Each year, CRN’s Women of the Channel awards highlight women executives from vendor, distributor, and solution provider companies whose outstanding leadership and vision positively influence the technology industry. From within this impressive group, the Power 100 singles out some of the most influential and successful leaders who consistently advance the channel through their expertise and advocacy. The 2024 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and available at

About ESET
ESET provides cutting-edge digital security to prevent attacks before they happen. By combining the power of AI and human expertise, ESET stays ahead of known and emerging cyber threats — securing businesses, critical infrastructure, and individuals. Whether it’s endpoint, cloud or mobile protection, its AI-native, cloud-first solutions and services remain highly effective and easy to use. ESET technology includes robust detection and response, ultra-secure encryption, and multi-factor authentication. With 24/7 real-time defense and strong local support, we keep users safe and businesses running without interruption. An ever-evolving digital landscape demands a progressive approach to security: ESET is committed to world-class research and powerful threat intelligence, backed by R&D centers and a strong global partner network. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter.

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