Extreme Networks Theresa Caragol Recognized by UBM Tech Channel as a CRN 2013 Channel Chief

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Thursday, February 21st 2013
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced that its VP of Global Channels, Theresa Caragol, has been named one of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs for the second consecutive year. This list of the most influential leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives who have had a substantial impact on driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry. 

This recognition follows a string of recent accolades for Caragol and Extreme Networks. In July 2012, Caragol was named to CRN's Power 100 Women of the Channel, an elite subset of the annual Women of the Channel list.  In November 2012, Extreme Networks was honored as both CRN's 2012 Tech Innovator of the Year in the Enterprise Networking category for its high performance BlackDiamond® X8 Data Center Fabric switch, and CRN UK's 2012 Networking Vendor of the Year, an award that recognizes the company's commitment and specialized work with its valued channel partners and distributors.

Since joining Extreme Networks in April 2012, Theresa has demonstrated a strong commitment to both pursuing new partnerships, and delivering additional value to Extreme Networks existing partners across the globe through innovative initiatives and a results-oriented approach

Caragol has over 17 years of experience at organizations including Nortel and Ciena, and she continues to aspire to greater heights. Since joining Extreme Networks, she has spearheaded several important channel initiatives, including the Global Partner Advisory Council, which held its inaugural meeting in October 2012. The council, which will play an important role in helping Extreme Networks drive its strategy for channel solutions and services, is led by Caragol and includes representatives from Extreme Networks worldwide network of channel partners.

"The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President, Editorial Director, CRN.  "Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year's Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community."

Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is available at here.

About UBM Tech Channel (www.ubmchannel.com)
UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at: www.ubmchannel.com.

About Extreme Networks, Inc.

Extreme Networks is a technology leader in high-performance Ethernet switching for cloud, data center and mobile networks.  Based in Santa Clara, CA, Extreme Networks has more than 6,000 customers in more than 50 countries.  For more information, visit http://www.extremenetworks.com