Jean Plank of Park Place Technologies Named to CRN’s 2022 Women of the Channel List

May 10, 2022

Cleveland, OH, May 10, 2022 — Park Place Technologies, a global data center and networking optimization firm, today announced that CRN has named Jean Plank, Director of Partner Sales, to its Women of the Channel list for 2022. Those named on this annual list come from all corners of the IT channel — including vendors, distributors, and solution providers whose vision, expertise, and contributions make an impact on the industry every day.

Plank has served with Park Place Technologies for almost eight years. In her current role, she leads the Inside Channel Sales Team that focuses on creating and nurturing critical relationships with partners and focuses on strategic sales tactics that help continually develop the channel program. She was named to the 2021 CRN Rising Female Stars List. That list honors up-and-coming, talented women in the IT channel for whose contributions are shaping the future of the IT channel through their leadership, tireless dedication and innovative ideas.

“This is an unexpected honor,” Plank said. “The women on this list are simply phenomenal. Their contributions to the industry are amazing and it’s exciting to be numbered among them.”

As Director of Partner Sales, Jean is dedicated to creating and building key relationships with top clients and growth partners. Her focus is on strategic sales and tactical plans to build and support the Park Place’s channel program. Jean is a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, serving her country in multiple capacities and leadership roles during her time on active duty.

By bringing innovative concepts, strategic business planning, and comprehensive channel initiatives to life, these extraordinary women support partners and customers with exceptional leadership. CRN celebrates these women, who are so deserving of recognition, for their constant dedication to channel excellence.

“We are proud to once again recognize the remarkable leaders on this year’s Women of the Channel list. Their influence, confidence, and diligence continue to accelerate channel success significantly,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Their accomplishments will inspire others, and we look forward to witnessing their future contributions to the channel.”

CRN’s 2022 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online 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 fully staffed, 24x7x365 Enterprise Operations Center, we offer a robust portfolio of IT solutions to optimize networking and data center Uptime and performance. Our services include third-party data center hardware maintenance, professional services, software and infrastructure managed services, network performance monitoring and hardware sales. Through our unique, sustainability-focused and fully integrated DMSO (Discover, Monitor, Support, Optimize) approach, customers enjoy streamlined infrastructure monitoring and management, cost efficiencies, less chaos, and faster mean-time-to-resolution – ultimately providing the freedom to think bigger. Park Place’s industry-leading and award-winning services include Park Place Hardware Maintenance™, Park Place Professional Services™, ParkView Software and Managed Services™, Entuity Software™ and Curvature Hardware sales. For more information, visit Park Place is a portfolio company of Charlesbank Capital Partners and GTCR.