Kelly Ireland of CB Technologies Recognized as One of CRN’s 2017 Women of the Channel

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 14, 2017 — CB Technologies, Inc. (CBT), woman-owned systems integrator, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kelly Ireland, CBT Founder & CEO, 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.

CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

Kelly Ireland has been involved in the IT industry since 1976 and in the reseller industry since 1984. She founded CB Technologies in 2001 as a value-added reseller (VAR), but having a keen eye for technology trends, she assessed the impending changes in the IT industry early on and saw a need for change. Thus, just over 2 years ago Kelly began augmenting her engineering team, building up the expertise and partnerships necessary to revolutionize the company’s offerings and make the difficult transition from VAR to Systems Integrator. Since that time, CBT has launched multiple award-winning engineered IT solutions, taking home the 2015 HP PartnerOne Solution Provider of the Year Award for Cloud, as well as securing CRN’s prestigious Triple Crown Award in 2016. Under Ireland’s leadership, CBT is poised for more exciting growth and continued innovation moving forward.

“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.”

“It’s an honor to be included as one of CRN’s Women of the Channel,” said Ireland. “This award speaks not only to my efforts, but also to those of my outstanding team, who have stood right by my side pushing CBT to excellence since the very beginning. I am proud of the work we’ve done to prove ourselves a bonafide systems integrator and look forward to exposing our latest innovations, such as our CLOUD@scale solution, to the market.”

The 2017 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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About CB Technologies, Inc.
CB Technologies is a woman-owned systems integrator and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Platinum Partner with over 15-years’ experience engineering enterprise-class solutions for clients across the globe. Founded in 2001, this award-winning company has consistently delivered excellence thanks to its first-class engineers and strategic partnerships with the world’s finest providers of hardware and software solutions. By combining best-of-breed technologies, CBT provides a balance of services and solutions to augment enterprises with the necessary tools to excel in the global marketplace. Learn more at

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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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