CRN 2018 Women of the Channel Details

Helen Kim

Partner, Techmedics

Location: Los Angeles, CA


Number of years in current position: 18

Number of years involved with indirect sales: 18

Twitter Handle: @techmedicsinc

Fun Facts:

Has a female boss (or is top executive at company)
Has worked for a solution provider organization
Has a mentor
Is a mentor
Has climbed a mountain
Can ride a horse
Likes playing video games
Has written a song

Biography and Background:
Helen is a native Los Angeleno, growing up in the Orange County suburbs and receiving her B.A. from UCR. Her career in technology began immediately out of college working in the IT departments at such notable companies as Sempra Energy and Nestle USA, and spans nearly 20 years in the industry. Over the course of her career, she has been hands on in field work, architected and managed computer networks, and consulted businesses in using technology. She co-founded Techmedics with the vision to bring quality computer services that are on par with the efficiency and productivity at Fortune 500 companies to smaller businesses.

How have you personally helped advance your company's channel business over the past year?
Over the past year we've solidified our existing partnerships and expanded it to include partners in robust sectors such as cyber security and physical security. We're constantly modifying and improving our product and service offerings to reflect the evolving needs of our clients. We've held more co-branded events to get the word out on new trends and technologies to further increase sales and opportunities.

What are your goals for your company's channel business over the next year?
Our goal for this year is for our staff to meet all training and education requirements with our channel partners. We're aiming to improve execution of projects by minimizing inefficiencies resulting from a lack of knowledge of newer products and channel processes.

What honors, awards, or commendations have you won over the past year?
CRN 2017 Women of the Channel

Outside of your family, please name a woman you admire and why:
Maya Angelou is an incredible woman. Best known as a gifted poet and author, she is the embodiment of poise, class, and strength. She has been a tremendous voice for women and civil rights and is truly an inspiration to all.

What advice would you give your 16-year-old self?
I would tell my 16 year old self to keep my head up, to feel comfortable in my own skin, not to grow up too fast and enjoy the carefree years before adulthood. Life goes by too fast!

If you could master any new job-related skill, what would it be and why?
I would love to learn more about Splunk and master utilizing this incredible tool. It provides such insightful information and analytics necessary in our line of work. It is a powerful resource.

What's the best book you read this past year and why did you like it?
Wonder by R. J. Palacio was a wonderful read during my downtime with my kids. It was an incredibly moving story with a powerful message on human decency and provided great teaching opportunities and discussions with my children.

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