Erna Arnesen

ERNA ARNESEN is vice president of global channel and partner marketing for Plantronics. She is responsible for developing Plantronics’ global channel and strategic alliance marketing programs, channel strategies and go-to-market models. Within this role, she and her team focus on creating tools and programs to help the extended Plantronics sales team execute effectively in markets around the world. Prior to Plantronics, Erna was VP global and strategic partners at Cisco, and prior to that VP of global SMB and industry solutions at Symantec. Arnesen was honored with the 2011 Women of Influence award by the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal. She has also received the YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) award and is a graduate of Leadership California. In addition, she was named a 2012 Woman Who Made her Mark by Watermark. She most recently served as the chair of the Watermark board of directors. She has also served as a board member of Women in Consulting (WIC) and is a current board member of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP). She is a member and regional co-chair of the Wellesley Business Leadership Council. Arnesen earned an M.S. in business administration from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Wellesley College. @wtrmrk

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