ATLANTA, May 11, 2020 — ADAPTURE is pleased to announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Laura Burdine, Sales Operations Manager; Mandy Glidewell, Director of Marketing; and Jacque Strand, Communications and Channel Marketing 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 celebrates a list of exceptional women acclaimed for their contributions to channel advocacy, growth, thought leadership, and dedication to the IT channel.

Burdine is an eleven-year veteran of the channel and has led sales operations efforts for ADAPTURE since 2013. Burdine is admired for demonstrating a committed level of operational leadership, and this is her fourth recognition on CRN’s Women of the Channel list.

Glidewell, a ten-year veteran of the channel, has led branding, channel marketing, demand generation, business communications, and sales development with her expertise at ADAPTURE since 2016. This is her fifth such recognition.

Strand, a newcomer to the channel, has grown channel engagements through partner events, demand generation, content marketing campaigns, and targeted training initiatives. Strand has been with ADAPTURE since 2018, and this is her first recognition on CRN’s Women of the Channel list.

“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


ADAPTURE provides cybersecuritycloudinfrastructure and talent solutions for clients across the country. By taking a forward-thinking and future-ready approach to architecture design, ADAPTURE helps its clients remain at the forefront of emerging technology, enabling agility and scalability while keeping systems secure to the highest standards. The company has quickly established itself as a world-class leader in IT consulting, professional services, and recruiting.

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.


For more information, contact Jacque Strand, Manager of Communications and Channel Marketing.