Barbara Spicek of Gigamon Recognized as One of CRN’s 2016 Women of the Channel

Santa Clara, Calif., May 25, 2016 – Gigamon Inc. (NYSE: GIMO), the leader in traffic visibility solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Barbara Spicek, Vice President of Channel Sales at Gigamon, to its prestigious 2016 Women of the Channel list. The women executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision, and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees on the basis of their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

Today’s honor is the third time that Spicek has been recognized by CRN as one of the Power 100 Women of the Channel. With over 25 years of experience within the channel industry, Spicek is continuing her impressive track record of building global channel relationships at Gigamon. Most recently in April 2016, she launched Gigamon’s Professional Services Partner Program, which empowers certified channel partners to design, implement and service Gigamon’s solutions.

Prior to spearheading Gigamon’s channel program, Spicek served in a variety of roles at major tech companies such as Nexan, ASG, Brocade and Toshiba. Her vision and development of innovative channel programs empower partners to reach their full potential and achieve tremendous revenue growth. 

“These executives have made a lasting mark on our industry—growing and elevating partner programs, leading transitions to new business models and introducing cutting-edge go-to-market strategies, among other remarkable achievements.” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate all the 2016 Women of the Channel and celebrate their singular contributions to the advancement of the channel ecosystem.”

“Our channel strategy is about giving our partners not only the best in visibility technology but also the tools to maximize customer value and Barbara is integral to this effort,” said Helmut Wilke, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Gigamon. “Accomplished leaders like Barbara reflect Gigamon’s investment in building and sustaining the most innovative and high performing channel organization in the industry.”

The 2016 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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About Gigamon

Gigamon (NYSE: GIMO) provides active visibility into physical and virtual network traffic, enabling stronger security and superior performance. Gigamon’s Visibility Fabric™ and GigaSECURE® , the industry’s first Security Delivery Platform, deliver advanced intelligence so that security, network and application performance management solutions in enterprise, government and service provider networks operate more efficiently and effectively. See more at, the Gigamon Blog, or follow Gigamon on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

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