Kris Blackmon is the chief channel officer of industry consultancy JS Group. A veteran of the indirect sales channel, Kris has extensive experience in event programming, editorial and content creation, research and analysis, and community building. At JS Group, she consults on go-to-market strategies for organizations in the indirect channel, including marketing, program framework, recruitment, and partner activation.
Kris is a member of CompTIA’s Channel Development Advisory Council, producing thought leadership for vendors and partners, and is the recipient of Alliance of Channel Women's LEAD Award. A fervent advocate of DEI and allyship in the channel, she sits on the board of Xposure Inclusion and Diversity Council, is a member of the Channel Futures DEI 101, and received the 2022 CompTIA Advancing Diversity in Technology Leadership Spotlight Award from CompTIA.