Novacoast CFO Recognized as One of the Top Women in IT by CRN Magazine

CFO Janice Newlon of IT Professional Services and Product Development company Novacoast Inc. recognized as a foremost example of how women are making waves in IT.

Santa Barbara, CA, August 06, 2010 --( Novacoast Inc.’s Janice Newlon Recognized by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine as One of the Top Women on the Channel

Novacoast Inc., a Professional IT Services and Product Development company, today announced that CFO Janice Newlon has been recognized by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine as one of the top Women of the Channel. CRN’s annual list recognizes female executives across vendors’ channel organizations, distributors and solution providers for their accomplishments over the past year and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward. This year’s Women of the Channel were chosen by the editors of CRN magazine based on their achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel.

Chief Financial Officer Janice Newlon joined Novacoast in 1998, only two years after the company's founding. During Newlon’s tenure, Novacoast has expanded its regional Southern California focus, opened offices and gained clients nationwide, and seen its employee count and revenue grow each year.

While serving as CFO, Newlon has helped increase revenue from 3m to 24m and increase software fulfillment by 4000% over a six year period. A vital component to these increases is Novacoast’s strong relationship with its vendors, in which Newlon plays a vital role creating and maintaining. Newlon has been crucial in analyzing mergers and acquisitions executed by Novacoast over the past few years, and also built and managed the team that implemented SAP at Novacoast within six months.

Newlon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of South Florida, and was featured as CFO in September of 2009 when The Pacific Coast Business Times recognized Novacoast as one of the fasted growing companies in the tri-county region. She has worked in the software and technology consulting field for fifteen years.

“Women hold many prominent executive positions at vendor organizations, distributors and solution provider organizations, providing critical insight and influence when it comes to technology and the channel. We want to honor and congratulate these women for their contributions to the industry and their respective organizations,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel.

“We are extremely proud of Janice being honored with this award,” said Novacoast CEO Paul Anderson. “Her financial and analytical skills have been a critical component to Novacoast success for over a decade now and it's great to see that people in the industry are recognizing her as well.”

A special feature of the Women of the Channel is in the July issue of CRN Magazine and expanded coverage will be featured online at

About Novacoast Inc.
Novacoast is an IT professional services and product development firm with practices in identity management, desktop management, security, and Open Source. Management attention is focused on acquiring the best engineering skill sets and delivering those skills to the market. Novacoast has been selected as the Novell North American Partner of the Year for four of the last five years. Based in Santa Barbara, CA, Novacoast delivers services nationally.

Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at

About United Business Media Limited (
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM’s businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists – with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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