CRN’s 2023 Women of the Channel Honors NetSPI’s Lauren Gimmillaro

MINNEAPOLISNetSPI, the offensive security leader, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Lauren Gimmillaro, Vice President of Business Development & Strategic Alliances, to the 2023 Women of the Channel list. Every year, CRN recognizes women from vendor, distributor, and solution provider organizations whose expertise and vision are leaving a noticeable and commendable mark on the technology industry.

“We are ecstatic to announce this year’s honorees and shine a light on these women for their significant achievements, knowing that what they’ve accomplished has paved the way for continued success within the IT channel,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The channel is stronger because of them, and we look forward to seeing what they do next.”

Lauren Gimmillaro has a track record of launching four successful partner programs, working with channel, referral, reseller, and technology partners. In August 2022, Gimmillaro led the launch of NetSPI Partner Program, which empowers its global channel and technology partners to deliver offensive security services at a time when it’s needed most – a program that drove a 70 percent increase in YoY channel revenue. Gimmillaro now leads the NetSPI Partner Program to continue building strategic relationships between NetSPI and its partners. 

“I’m honored to be recognized among this incredible list of female channel leaders. Partners play a vital role in NetSPI’s growth and expansion plans for the future,” said Gimmillaro. “It’s critical to provide end users with the tools, services, and skill sets they need to take an ​​offensive approach to security. As we continue to grow our partner program, we’ll be looking at a variety of different partners, including MSP/MSSPs, VARs, vCISOs, to collectively help organizations across the globe improve security.” 

The CRN 2023 Women of the Channel honorees bring their creativity, strategic thinking and leadership to bear in a variety of roles and responsibilities, but all are turning their unique talents toward driving success for their partners and customers. With this recognition, CRN honors these women for their unwavering dedication and commitment to furthering channel excellence. 

The 2023 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine, with online coverage starting May 8 at

About NetSPI

NetSPI is the offensive security leader, delivering the most comprehensive suite of penetration testing, attack surface management, and breach and attack simulation solutions. Through a combination of technology innovation and human ingenuity NetSPI helps organizations discover, prioritize, and remediate security vulnerabilities. For over 20 years, its global cybersecurity experts have been committed to securing the world’s most prominent organizations, including nine of the top 10 U.S. banks, four of the top five leading global cloud providers, four of the five largest healthcare companies, three FAANG companies, seven of the top 10 U.S. retailers & e-commerce companies, and many of the Fortune 500. NetSPI is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, with global offices across the U.S., Canada, the UK, and India.

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 unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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