Michelle Johnson Holthaus, Intel
General Manager, Channel Platforms, Strategy Division
Years in channel: 15
Years in position: 6
Highlights of the past year: Holthaus achieved outstanding channel results with strong year-over-year growth in desktop sales (millions of units sold via the channel). In fact, the channel is Intel’s No. 1 customer for desktop CPUs. Intel created many new revenue opportunities for channel customers by bringing more products to its global distribution customer base as well as launching new businesses models.
Goals: Holthaus will help channel customers differentiate themselves, their products and their services in order to be more competitive and grow their businesses. As new Intel technologies, products and business opportunities present themselves, she aims to ensure the channel is able to participate, and whenever possible be the first to market.