Sep 17 2018

Ipswitch’s Jeanne Hopkins Selected as Best Tech Manager Finalist for Boston’s 2018 Timmy Awards

Top 10 Local Tech Managers Chosen by Tech in Motion for Ability to Promote Career Growth, Ensure Great Team Culture and Inspire Innovation

BURLINGTON, Mass. – Sept. 17, 2018Jeanne Hopkins, Executive Vice President and CMO at Ipswitch®, producer of award-winning and easy-to-use secure file transfer and network management software, has been selected as a finalist for the Best Tech Manager category in this year’s fourth annual Timmy Awards, recognizing the top workplaces for tech professionals in the Boston area. Hopkins joins an elite list of this year’s finalists competing to be named Boston’s best tech manager. The public can submit their votes at

“Having such inspirational finalists in the running makes the Timmy Awards exciting every year,” said
Mandy Walker, Director of Marketing at Tech in Motion. “Each city’s best tech manager nominees are chosen based off their ability to promote career growth, ensure a great team culture and inspire innovation. We are excited to see who will take home the crown in each of the 10 cities.”

Boston’s local community can get involved by voting online now through October 3 to help determine which manager will be crowned the best in tech. Winners will be chosen by communal votes as well as a panel of expert judges. The four Timmy Award categories include Best Tech Manager, Best Tech Startup, Best Tech Work Culture and Best Tech Workplace for Diversity.

Jeanne leads Ipswitch’s worldwide marketing organization, building a metrics-based powerhouse to fuel demand for the company’s IT management tools, including WhatsUp® Gold network monitoring and MOVEit® secure file transfer. She held executive marketing roles at HubSpot, Symmetricom (now Microsemi), SmartBear, MarketingSherpa and Continuum. At HubSpot, Jeanne’s leadership helped the company land on the number two spot on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies by generating 50,000 net new leads per month.

In February, Ipswitch won a Killer Content Award in the category, Social Amplification from Demand Gen Report for its use of blogs, podcasts and video to increase web traffic and drive a strong top of the funnel for the company’s inbound marketing efforts. Jeanne was named a finalist in the prestigious 2018 Women in IT Awards, the world's largest tech diversity event, among more than 700 nominations, for outstanding leadership, innovation and business success.

Last year, Jeanne was named to the inaugural class of B2B Marketing Innovators in the category of Marketing Mentors by Demand Gen Report for thinking outside the box to develop and foster innovative strategies that move the B2B industry forward. She was also No. 3 on Social Media Marketing (SMM) Magazine’s list of Top CMOs on Twitter with now 97,000 @jeannehopkins followers.

Jeanne co-hosted Ipswitch’s PICNIC Podcast live show featuring industry guests who deliver tips and tricks to help lessen IT professionals’ headaches. She is an accomplished writer, advisor and speaker. She co-authored “Go Mobile,” a top-selling mobile marketing book on Jeanne has been serving on the Advisory Boards of BrightInfo, Bedrock Data, the Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA), and as a strategic advisor to Protinuum, Cyber Security Intelligence. She also serves as the Co-Chair of the MassTLC Sales and Marketing Group.

Boston’s 2018 Timmy Awards will be held on October 24 at Laugh Boston, 425 Summer Street, from 6-9 p.m. The free event is open to the public and will consist of tech demos, entertainment and networking. The ceremony will also feature presentations from Boston’s top tech leaders. For more information, visit



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About Ipswitch
Ipswitch produces and sells file transfer solutions and network management software for IT professionals. In business since 1991, Ipswitch has over 24,300 SMB and enterprise active customers with over 1 million end users in 170 countries. Ipswitch's suite of network and security solutions includes WhatsUp® Gold for network monitoring and MOVEit® and WS_FTP® for secure file transfer. Ipswitch's focus on customer success is evidenced by an online community with over 115,000 members. To meet the varying needs of its customers, Ipswitch solutions support a range of environments including on-premise, hybrid and public or private cloud, via perpetual and subscription licensing. Ipswitch solutions meet the highest commercial and government data security requirements and are PCI, HIPAA and GDPR compliant.

Ipswitch remains a privately held company with offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. The company is a Microsoft co-sell ISV Partner, a Cisco Preferred Solution Partner and a VMware Technology Alliance Partner. For more information, visit or connect on LinkedIn and Twitter. To learn more about Ipswitch's strategic alliances and global network of partners, visit  

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