Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a leading provider of network testing, visibility and security solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Lori Cornmesser, Ixia Vice President of Global Channel Sales, to its prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

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Lori Cornmesser-VP, Global Channel Sales, Ixia (Photo: Business Wire)

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Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN's editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending, and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

"The executives on our 2017 Channel Chiefs list have distinguished themselves by building strong partner programs, developing and executing effective business strategy, and helping to advance the channel as a whole," said Bob Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their achievements and look forward to their successes in the coming year."

As Vice President of Global Channel Sales for Ixia, Lori leads the company's partner strategies, development, and sales execution. Lori's vision has paved the way for improved transparency in how Ixia conducts business with partners, driving initiatives that support their ability to drive new opportunities and expand their product portfolio. These include development of enhancements to the Ixia Channel Xcelerate Partner Program which now offers opportunity registration, fully automated onboarding, partner access to tools and services, as well as a new technical and sales enablement platform. Lori's profile and influence within the industry continues to expand, having been honored by CRN Magazine as one of the Top Women in the Channel for the past 7 years and named a CRN Channel Chief in 2015 and 2016.

"It's a tremendous honor to be recognized by CRN three years in a row," says Lori Cornmesser, Vice President of Global Channel Sales at Ixia. "This recognition goes to the entire Ixia team and the partners who have worked with us to scale every step of the way. We're looking forward to continuing our mutual efforts in 2017."

The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.

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 unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com.

About Ixia

Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) provides testing, visibility, and security solutions, strengthening applications across physical and virtual networks for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers companies trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks to make their applications stronger. Learn more at  www.ixiacom.com.

Ixia, the Ixia logo, and Xcelerate are trademarks or registered trademarks of Ixia in the United States and other jurisdictions. CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. The Channel Company logo is a trademark of The Channel Company, LLC (registration pending). All rights reserved.

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