Cary, North Carolina, May 10, 2021 — 5S Technologies, a leading IT solutions and services provider serving the Carolinas, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kristen Stoneman, Marketing Manager, to the highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2021. This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel. The 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers.

The women honored on this year’s list pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. CRN celebrates these exceptional women for their leadership, dedication and channel advocacy.

In 2020 5S Technologies made a strategic decision to invest in building our brand and brought on Kristen as a marketing manager to growth our presence and customer engagement on social media. In just 6 months she grew our LinkedIn audience by 300% and our organic impressions by 12X. We have seen similar growth in followers and engagement across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as well. She is responsible for all the great content on our social platforms which has contributed to our record growth as a company.

“CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges accomplished, influential women whose dedication, hard work, and leadership accelerate channel growth,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their many accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions to the IT channel.”

The 2021 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN Magazine on May 10th and online at


About 5S Technologies

5S Technologies is a regional IT solutions and services provider focused on reducing complexity in IT for our customers. We provide customer-focused, high value solutions which are technically superior and simple to manage. 5S strives to be the leading choice for clients pursuing a technology partnership by providing exceptional service and support of our customers, employees, and community. For more information, visit, email, or call (919) 364-9400.

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5S Technologies Contact:       
Les Roach
Director of Sales and Marketing
5S Technologies
(919) 364-9400

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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The Channel Company Contact:
Jennifer Hogan
The Channel Company

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