CRN 2017 Women of the Channel Details

Molly Foley

Dir. Americas Channel Marketing, Proofpoint

Location: sunnyvale, ca


Number of years in current position: 2.5

Number of years involved with indirect sales: 10

Twitter Handle: @mxfoley

Fun Facts:

Has a mentor
Is a mentor
Loves Spotify
Has a personal mantra

Biography and Background:
Molly Foley is director of Channel and Field Marketing for Proofpoint, Inc. She is responsible for overseeing all worldwide channel marketing initiatives for one of the fastest growing cybersecurity companies in the market. With more than 20 years of experience leading global marketing programs, Ms. Foley has a proven track record of articulating company vision, enabling partner success and meeting aggressive business objectives. Prior to Proofpoint, she held numerous leadership positions with Check Point, Intel Security/McAfee and Oracle. Ms. Foley has a B.A. degree in Communications from California State University, Chico.

How have you personally helped advance your company's channel business over the past year?
Enhancing our channel partner enablement engine. We've launch a brand new partner portal that will enable us to maximize sales performance through the channel by offering tools to automate process, provide business intelligence and data analytics. Our new portal will house online training, sales performance reports, as well as a demand platform that leverages our turnkey campaigns. We are looking to transform our channel into a high-performing revenue engine in 2017.

What are your goals for your company's channel business over the next year?
Build an army of advocates. Provide our valued resellers enablement tools and easy to use demand gen campaigns that will increase productivity and boost performance.

Outside of your family, please name a woman you admire and why:
Michelle Obama. Smart and fun - she understood people and worked on initiatives to help make this nation a better place to live.

What advice would you give to young women who want to begin careers in technology?
Speak up. Your opinion matters.

If you could be any movie character for one day in real life, who would you be and why?
Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City. Smart, had style, a solid group of girlfriends, and lived in a fabulous city.

If you could travel to a city you've never been to before, all expenses paid, where would you go and why?
Tokyo. I have always wanted to stay at a traditional inn, known as a ryokan, where rooms feature sliding paper walls, straw mats and Japanese versions of futons - a view of Mt. Fuji must be included.

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