ForgeRock’s Priya Sharma Once Again Honored in CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel

San Francisco - May 20, 2019 ForgeRock®, the leading platform provider of digital identity management solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Priya Sharma, business development director, to its prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list. The leaders on this annual list are from all areas of the IT channel ecosystem; representing technology suppliers, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organizations. Each is recognized for her contributions to channel advocacy, channel growth and visionary leadership.

Priya Sharma: Channel Leader. Key Enabler. Ultimate Team Player.
In Priya’s six years with ForgeRock, she has consistently demonstrated leadership and channel success. She manages key ForgeRock relationships with partners such as Deloitte, Salesforce, Simeio and Hub City Media. She also actively aligns ForgeRock sales reps with partner reps to overachieve revenue targets. In 2018, partner-influenced deals increased by more than 30%. Her ultimate goal is to drive partner-contributed business to 100% globally, by focusing on helping partners achieve accredited training to successfully deliver customer implementations as well as articulate the value of ForgeRock’s solutions to source and close well qualified opportunities.

“It’s fantastic news to see Priya Sharma recognized as a key woman in the channel by CRN in consecutive years,” said Fran Rosch, chief executive officer, at ForgeRock. “Her influence and enthusiasm is felt everyday across ForgeRock as I engage with key leaders in our partner ecosystem or watch her interact with members of our team. She leads by example and is a respected leader in our company.”

“I’m honored to once again receive recognition alongside so many respected channel executives,” said Priya Sharma, business development director, ForgeRock. “The Identity and Access Management market continues to explode, providing great opportunity for ForgeRock and our partners to grow. ForgeRock continues to provide opportunities for me to advance my career and contribute to the company’s long-term success, so I’m thrilled to deliver value to our channel.”

CRN editors choose the list from a multitude of channel leadership applicants and select the final honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

“CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel list honors influential leaders who are accelerating channel growth through mutually-beneficial partnerships, incredible leadership, strategic vision, and unique contributions in their field,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “This accomplished group of leaders is driving channel success and we are proud to honor their achievements.”

The 2019 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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About ForgeRock
ForgeRock® is the Digital Identity Management company transforming the way organizations build trust and interact securely with customers, employees, devices, and things. Organizations adopt the ForgeRock Identity Platform™ as their digital identity system of record to monetize customer relationships, address stringent regulations for privacy and consent (GDPR, HIPAA, FCC privacy, etc.), and leverage the Internet-of-Things. ForgeRock serves hundreds of brands, including Morningstar, Vodafone, GEICO, TomTom, and Pearson, as well as governments such as Norway, New Zealand, and Belgium, among many others. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, ForgeRock has offices in Austin, London, Bristol, Grenoble, Munich, Paris, Oslo, Singapore, Sydney and Vancouver, Washington. ForgeRock is privately held, backed by leading global venture capital firms Accel Partners, Foundation Capital, Meritech Capital and KKR. For more information and free downloads, visit or follow ForgeRock on social media:

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