Kathryn Rose

In addition to being on the CompTIA Faculty, Kathryn is an award-winning author and speaker on sales and online marketing topics. She is the author of 9 books including two best-sellers: Solving the Social Media Puzzle and Return on Relationship.

For 7 years, Kathryn was a successful marketing consultant, creating engaged communities totaling over 3 million fans, followers and connections for her clients. Kathryn has a twenty plus year career in sales and marketing and was a top Wall Street sales executive responsible for over $100 million in sales per year.

Her career in software sales in the channel began at UBM Channel (publishers of CRN magazine) where she was the top sales person. She has spoken at many industry events including Xchange, IT Best of Breed, IBM Partner World, Citrix Summit, Qlik Qonnections, Red Hat Partner Summit, Dell World and more on digital and sales strategies for partners.

She is currently the Vice President of Business Strategy and Development for Elastic Grid a channel partner marketing automation platform and services company.