DDN’s Kimberly Moran-Blad Recognized as CRN 2022 Women of the Channel

CHATSWORTH, Calif, May 19, 2022 — DDN®, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multicloud data management solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named DDN’s Kimberly Moran-Blad to its highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2022. This annual list honors the incredible accomplishments of female leaders in the IT channel, recognizing vendors, distributors, and solution providers whose vision, expertise and contributions make an impact on the industry every day.

Moran-Blad, head of Field and Channel Marketing, DDN, has taken significant strides in promoting the growth and success of DDN’s channel program. Over the past year, Moran-Blad worked toward refreshing DDN’s channel strategy, a necessary move in its recent expansion into AI, machine learning and natural language processing.

“It is DDN’s commitment to supply industry leading AI storage solutions and we see channel partners as the key to our overall strategy to reach customers that are looking to change their business with AI and advanced anaytics,” said Moran-Blad. “This CRN recognition inspires me to continue defining DDN’s channel strategy, capturing new logos and establishing relationships with new partners for future growth capacity.”

By bringing innovative concepts, strategic business planning and comprehensive channel initiatives to life, these extraordinary women support partners and customers with exceptional leadership. CRN celebrates these women, who are so deserving of recognition, for their constant dedication to channel excellence.

“We are proud to once again recognize the remarkable leaders on this year’s Women of the Channel list. Their influence, confidence, and diligence continue to accelerate channel success significantly,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Their accomplishments will inspire others, and we look forward to witnessing their future contributions to the channel.”

CRN’s 2022 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

About DDN

DDN is the world’s largest private data storage company and the leading provider of intelligent technology and infrastructure solutions for Enterprise At Scale, AI and analytics, HPC, government and academia customers. Through its DDN and Tintri divisions the company delivers AI, Data Management software and hardware solutions, and unified analytics frameworks to solve complex business challenges for data-intensive, global organizations. DDN provides its enterprise customers with the most flexible, efficient and reliable data storage solutions for on-premises and multi-cloud environments at any scale. Over the last two decades, DDN has established itself as the data management provider of choice for over 11,000 enterprises, government, and public-sector customers, including many of the world’s leading financial services firms, life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, research facilities, and web and cloud service providers.

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. Follow The Channel Company: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.


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