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EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM), a leading provider of complex software engineering solutions and the leader in Central and Eastern European IT service delivery, today announced that Elaina Shekhter, Vice President, Global Head of Travel and Consumer Industry Business Unit, has been recognized by UBM Tech Channel’s CRN as one of the top Women of the Channel. CRN’s annual list recognizes nearly 300 female executives across vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers for their accomplishments over the past year, and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward. This year’s Women of the Channel were chosen by the editors of CRN based on their achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel. These women represent a changing trend in a traditionally male dominated industry.
Elaina Shekhter has been with the company since 2001, currently driving the strategy and execution for EPAM’s Travel and Consumer business. Ms. Shekhter was recognized by CRN for her exceptional focus on developing EPAM’s Customer Relationship Management area and bringing the company closer to customer business.
“We honor and congratulate this list of influential women who are dedicated to supporting the mission of the channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, UBM Tech Channel. “For years, we have identified and celebrated the women who have made an indelible mark on the technology industry through unmatched innovation and razor focus on meeting the needs of the IT channel community.”
“It’s exciting for me to see EPAM become a global leader in supporting the growth of women in technology careers,” says Elaina Shekhter, Vice President, Global Head of Travel and Consumer Industry Business Unit, EPAM System. “As a woman and as a technology executive, I think there is a lot more to be done to promote the contribution of women in the industry, and I’m incredibly proud to represent the several thousand women of my company as we continue on our journey.”
A special feature of the Women of the Channel is in the June issue of CRN magazine and expanded coverage of The 100 Most Powerful Women of the Channel will be featured online at www.crn.com.
Established in 1993, EPAM Systems (NYSE: EPAM) provides complex software engineering solutions through its award-winning Central and Eastern European service delivery platform. Headquartered in the United States, EPAM employs over 8,700 IT professionals and serves clients worldwide from its locations in the United States, Canada, UK, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Belarus, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Poland.
EPAM is ranked #6 on the 2013 Forbes “America’s 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies” list and is recognized among the leaders in software product development services by Forrester and Zinnov analysts. The company is also included in the top 30 in IAOP’s “The 2013 Global Outsourcing 100″ list.
UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 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.
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.