NEW YORK, May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flashpoint, the global leader in Business Risk Intelligence (BRI), announced that today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Ayesha Prakash, senior director of worldwide channels and partnerships, to its prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list.

CRN editors choose the list from a multitude of channel leadership applicants and select the final honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel. Each woman is recognized for her contributions to channel advocacy, channel growth, and visionary leadership.

Prakash joined Flashpoint two years ago and in that time, has spearheaded the development and 150% year-over-year growth of the company’s Global Channel Program, which earned a 5-Star rating in CRN’s Partner Program Guide in 2019 and 2018. Since signing its first partner in 2015, Flashpoint has grown channel revenue more than 200% due to the company’s rapid global expansion and increased customer adoption of BRI through its partnerships.

Prakash has extensive experience driving global business development and marketing efforts in the IT sector. For the last five years, she has been especially influential in the cybersecurity industry, including as director of channel sales at Invincea, which was acquired by Sophos, and serving on the Big Data Advisory and Cyber Security Advisory boards at Rutgers University. She holds a Business Management Degree in Public Affairs with a minor in Sociology from Indiana University Bloomington, and a Mini-MBA in digital marketing from Rutgers. Prakash is also an active participant in the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).

“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,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “This accomplished group of leaders is driving channel success and we are proud to honor their achievements.”

“Our revenue from the channel accounted for 45% of Flashpoint’s revenue in 2018, as our partners help customers around the world develop intelligence programs to support specific use cases – from traditional cybersecurity and security operations, to fraud, insider threat, corporate and physical security, and third-party risk,” said CEO and Co-Founder Josh Lefkowitz at Flashpoint. “Thanks to Ayesha’s leadership, our partners have the growth enablement resources, training certifications, business incentives, and support programs to drive customer success. We are extremely proud that her expertise has been recognized yet again by CRN.”

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

About Flashpoint
Flashpoint delivers converged intelligence and risk solutions to private and public sector organizations worldwide. As the global leader in Business Risk Intelligence (BRI), Flashpoint provides meaningful intelligence to assist organizations in combating threats and adversaries. Through sophisticated technology, advanced data collections, and human-powered analysis, Flashpoint is the only intelligence firm that can help multiple teams across an organization bolster cybersecurity, confront fraud, detect insider threats, enhance corporate and physical security, improve executive protection, address third-party risk, and support due diligence efforts. Flashpoint is backed by Georgian Partners, Greycroft Partners, TechOperators, K2 Intelligence, Jump Capital, Leaders Fund, Bloomberg Beta, and Cisco Investments. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @FlashpointIntel.

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.

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