CRN’s 2023 Women of the Channel Honors Jean Plank of Park Place Technologies

May 09, 2023

Plank recognized for her dedication to channel excellence for the second year in a row

CLEVELAND, May 08, 2023 — Park Place Technologies, the leading global data center and networking optimization firm, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jean Plank, Director, Partner Sales to the Women of the Channel list for 2023. Every year, CRN recognizes women from vendor, distributor, and solution provider organizations whose expertise and vision are leaving a noticeable and commendable mark on the technology industry.

The CRN 2023 Women of the Channel honorees bring their creativity, strategic thinking, and leadership to bear in a variety of roles and responsibilities, but all are turning their unique talents toward driving success for their partners and customers. With this recognition, CRN honors these women for their unwavering dedication and commitment to furthering channel excellence.

Jean Plank - Park Place Technologies“It is an honor to be recognized by CRN as one of their Women of the Channel award recipients for 2023,” said Plank, Director, Partner Sales at Park Place Technologies. “I am especially proud to be named to this list among so many talented women in the tech industry. I could not have come this far in my career without the support and guidance I have received, over the years, from my team and from the amazing women of the channel.”

During Plank’s eight year tenure at Park Place Technologies, she has held various positions within the Sales organization and received several internal awards including Channel Operations Team Lead and President’s Club. She has also been honored with several other accolades from CRN over the past couple years, including 2022 Women of the Channel, 2021 Rising Female Star of the IT Channel, and Women of the Week. In her current role, Plank is charged with leading the Growth Partner Sales segment for Park Place Technologies; her team focuses on creating and nurturing critical relationships within the segment and focuses on strategic sales tactics that help continually develop the channel program.

Plank is a Partner Advisory Board Member, and a dedicated mentor for several women within the Park Place organization. She is also a 20+ year veteran of the United States Marine Corp, serving her country in multiple capacities and leadership roles during her time on active duty; she is furthermore the President of Park Place’s veteran resource group, known as the Veteran Engagement Team (VET).

Chad Jones, Senior Director, Partner Sales at Park Place Technologies shares, “Jean is one of the hardest working individuals I have the pleasure of knowing. She is a constant advocate for the team she manages and the partners she supports. Her unflappable demeanor and outside-of-the-box approach makes her an easy choice for CRN’s 2023 Women of the Channel list. I have been fortunate enough to work closely with Jean over the years and see the progress she’s made in her career as a Channel leader. There’s nothing she can’t do. I’m so excited to support her continued growth and success.”

“We are ecstatic to announce this year’s honorees and shine a light on these women for their significant achievements, knowing that what they’ve accomplished has paved the way for continued success within the IT channel,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The channel is stronger because of them, and we look forward to seeing what they do next.”

The 2023 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine, with online coverage starting May 8 at

About Park Place Technologies

Park Place Technologies is a global data center and networking optimization firm. Powered by the world’s largest on-the-ground engineering team, a robust group of advanced engineers and our global Enterprise Operations Centers, we help more than 21,000 clients optimize data center budgets, productivity, performance, and sustainability so they can think bigger – and act faster.

From procurement to decommission, our comprehensive portfolio of services and products helps IT teams optimize IT lifecycle management. This frees time and spend so they can focus on transforming their businesses for the future.

Park Place’s industry-leading and award-winning services portfolio includes Park Place Hardware Maintenance™, Park Place Professional Services™, ParkView Managed Services™, Entuity Software ™ and Curvature Hardware sales. For more information, visit Park Place is a portfolio company of Charlesbank Capital Partners and GTCR.

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