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Hexis Cyber Solutions’ Katherine Russ-Hotfelter Named to the 2014 CRN Women of the Channel List

HANOVER, Md., June 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hexis Cyber Solutions (Hexis), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The KEYW Holding Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW), and a provider of advanced cyber security solutions for commercial companies and government agencies, today announced that Katherine Russ-Hotfelter, director of channel marketing, has been named to the 2014 CRN Women of the Channel. The annual list highlights the accomplishments of female executives within vendor, distribution, and solution provider organizations, and the impact they are having on the advancement of the IT channel industry as a whole.

Drawing from over 15 years in the channel, Katherine Russ-Hotfelter is transforming the Hexis’ channel strategy. Among some of her more notable achievements, Russ-Hotfelter has designed and defined reseller programs to proactively engage partners, implemented partner portals and self-service marketing platforms, and created sales certification programs and curriculums for on-demand computer based training. Most importantly, Russ-Hotfelter made the strategic decision to sell Hexis solutions 100 percent through the channel. In an effort to effectively position Hexis as an ideal channel partner, Russ-Hotfelter built an ideal reseller profile intended to assist in the design and launch of a global, tiered, value-added channel program, ultimately appealing to reseller needs and requirements.

“These female executives are leaving their indelible mark on the technology channel as they rise in the ranks of their organizations. We celebrate their many contributions and look forward to the varied ways in which they will continue to help solution providers grow and thrive every day,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the Women of the Channel, and look forward to their continued success.”

“In an effort to extend our reach in offering breach detection and removal capabilities to the private sector solely through the channel, Hexis recognized the need to appoint a strong leader with the background necessary to maintain an industry-leading channel program,” said Patrick Reilly, vice president of Worldwide Channels and Partners, Hexis Cyber Solutions. “Katherine has played an integral role in creating a program that provides the staffing, systems and resources required of the industry’s top resellers. Katherine’s efforts are truly invaluable to the success of our company, our partners and their customers alike, and we congratulate her for earning a spot on the CRN Women of the Channel list.”

The Women of the Channel will be featured in the June issue of CRN magazine and online at

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KeyW is an innovative national security solutions provider to the Intelligence, Cyber, and Counterterrorism communities. KeyW’s advanced technologies in cyber; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and analytics span the full spectrum of customer missions and enhanced capabilities. The company’s highly skilled workforce solves complex customer challenges such as preventing cyber threats, transforming data to actionable intelligence, and building and deploying sensor packages into any domain. For more information, please visit and follow KeyW on Twitter @KeyWCorp.

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