Irina Astrom of Functionize Recognized as One of CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel

May 15, 2020

San Francisco, CA May 11, 2020 — Functionize announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Irina Astrom, Global Alliances Operations Manager, to its esteemed 2020 Women of the Channel list. Recognizing the unique strengths, vision, and achievements of a select group of women, this prestigious, annual list acknowledges channel leaders who are blazing a trail for future generations. These women are from all areas of the IT ecosystem, including technology vendors, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organizations.

CRN® editorial team selects the honorees to celebrate a list of exceptional women acclaimed for their contributions to channel advocacy, growth, thought leadership, and dedication to the IT channel. 

Irina held the role of operational manager and program director for the Functionize Summit Partner Program since its inception. She was instrumental in the creation and launch of our program which includes a deal registration process, conceptualization and release of our secure partner portal, and the development of a robust training program. 

“CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel list recognizes an accomplished group of influential women leaders whose strategic vision and unique achievements accelerate channel growth through cultivated partnerships, innovative thought leadership, and unwavering dedication to the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their accomplishments and contributions to driving channel success.” 

The 2020 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN® Magazine on June 8 and online at See details for Irina Astrom

About FunctionizeFunctionize is the first testing platform to leverage advanced AI techniques and machine learning algorithms with proven successful methodologies to create a truly-autonomous intelligent test agent. Our autonomous testing platform enables non-technical business users to create English language test cases describing the application, and the Functionize platform transforms them into AI driven test assets. We provide innovative test creation, self healing test maintenance and a complete storage and execution infrastructure for mid-market to global enterprise customers across all vertical industries. To learn more, please visit 

About The Channel CompanyThe 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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