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ABBYY’s Kristin Wagener Honored Among CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel

May 21, 2019

ABBYY, a global leader in Content IQ technologies and solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kristin Wagener, Senior Director, Global Application Software Sales, to the prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list.

The leaders on this annual list are from all areas of the IT channel ecosystem; representing technology suppliers, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organizations. Each is recognized for her contributions to channel advocacy, channel growth and visionary leadership.

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

Markus Pichler, Vice President, Head of Global Partnership Sales at ABBYY said the company is thrilled about the recognition for Kristin, who last year increased key US channel accounts by more than 50 percent and European accounts by a third.

“Kristin’s ability to develop international business alliances and lead her team to grow worldwide sales partners and channel management has had a significant impact on ABBYY’s strategy for improved global presence in the enterprise market and digital transformation market, and to take the lead globally in content IQ,” he commented.

Kristin, who is fluent in English and German, said she’s honored to be on such a prestigious list, “I feel the key to my success has been taking a proactive approach and working closely with partners to achieve THEIR goals to find the right solutions for their customers.”

Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company added, “CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel list honors influential leaders who are accelerating channel growth through mutually-beneficial partnerships, incredible leadership, strategic vision, and unique contributions in their field. This accomplished group of leaders is driving channel success and we are proud to honor their achievements.”

The 2019 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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.


ABBYY is a global leader in Content IQ technologies and solutions. ABBYY offers a complete range of AI-based technologies and solutions transforming business documents and content into business value. By providing digital transformation solutions to financial services, insurance, transportation, healthcare, and other industries, the company helps organizations achieve the next wave of growth by understanding customers and delivering responsive real-time intelligent systems. The flexibility of ABBYY AI solutions enables customers to utilize a diverse range of advanced technologies, platforms and solutions for classification, text analytics, data and entity extraction, and data validation via any communication channel and in any format. ABBYY technologies are used and licensed by some of the largest international enterprises and government organizations, as well as SMBs and individuals. The company maintains offices in Australia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Taiwan, the UK, Ukraine, and the United States. For more information, please visit

ABBYY and the ABBYY Logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ABBYY Software Ltd. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized.

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