Chief Channel and Alliance Officer
Erna Arnesen is Chief Channel and Alliance Officer at ZL Technologies, where she directs global channel and alliance strategy, development, and execution. She concurrently serves as a Business Advisor and Board Member at Viato. Erna was previously VP of Global Channel and Field Marketing at Plantronics and VP of Global and Strategic Partners at Cisco. Prior, she worked at other leading organizations, including Symantec, Fujitsu Softek, Cybersource, SGI, NeXT and Apple.
Erna has received honors such as: CRN Women of the Channel; Woman Who Made her Mark by Watermark; Women of Influence Award by the Silicon Valley Business Journal; and the YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry award. She has served as Chair of the Watermark Board of Directors, and board member of Women in Consulting and the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals. Erna has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College.