Press Release | 20 Jul 2020

Christine Lemaire of Micro Focus Named on the 2020 CRN® 100 Rising Female Stars List


Santa Clara, CA, July 20, 2020 — Micro Focus announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Cristine Lemaire, Channel Sales Representative at Micro Focus to its 2020 list of 100 Rising Female Stars. This exclusive list identifies extraordinary women who are helping to shape the future of the IT channel through their dedication, hard work, and innovation, positioning themselves as leaders and helping their organizations succeed.

The 100 Rising Female Stars list is making it’s debut this year with channel leadership candidates selected by the CRN® editorial team. The final honorees are chosen based on their demonstrated leadership, expertise, innovation, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel. This talented group of women contribute to the development and strategies of their organization’s channel partner programs and exude excellence in areas such as partner engagement, program management and marketing.

As a Partner Business Manager, Lemaire is responsible for the relationships, strategic directions, and joint go-to-market for several of Micro Focus’ most strategic partners. With a portfolio spanning over 350 products addressing Enterprise DevOps, Hybrid IT Management, Security, Risk and Governance, and Predictive Analytics, she creates winning strategies across all product lines. Lemaire enables partners to achieve growth, diversify their business, differentiate themselves from their competition, and execute on the Micro Focus mission: empowering digital transformation.

Lemaire’s channel leadership philosophy exemplifies strategies that interlock creatively with her partners’ strategic vision and market niche. She leverages the strength of the Micro Focus portfolio and value proposition, boldly defining strategic direction and executing in challenging market conditions that require foresight, ingenuity, and resilience. Lemaire is engaged in partner recruitment, championing a novel framework for sales teams to build meaningful partnerships with the channel, and she influences distribution’s role in partner recruitment as a force multiplier. In the span of just one year, she was responsible for recruiting over 100 new cybersecurity-focused partners, invigorating Micro Focus’ Security, Risk, and Governance partner ecosystem.

“CRN’s 2020 100 Rising Female Stars list honors leaders who are poised to impact the industry for many years. They are accelerating the growth of their companies through excellent direction and innovation in their field,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The accomplishments of these women are reshaping the IT channel, and we are proud to honor their achievements.”

"We’re thrilled that Christine has been recognized by CRN as one of CRN’s 100 Rising Female Stars," said Mike O’Neill, SVP Global Alliances and Channels at Micro Focus. "The channel remains a central core of Micro Focus' business and Christine’s knowledge of the needs of each of our partners is a huge part of what makes our channel relationships some of the best in the business. I’m proud that Christine is earning the recognition she rightly deserves.”

The 2020 list of 100 Rising Female Stars will be featured in a special July issue of CRN® Magazine and online at  


About Micro Focus

Micro Focus delivers enterprise software to empower our 40,000 customers worldwide to digitally transform.  With a broad portfolio, underpinned by a robust analytics ecosystem, the company enables customers to address the four core pillars of digital transformation: Enterprise DevOps, Hybrid IT Management, Predictive Analytics and Security, Risk & Governance. By design, these tools bridge the gap between existing and emerging technologies so customers can run and transform at the same time.

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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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