Kathleen Schneider, Dell Inc.
Executive Director, Global Channel Marketing and Programs
Years in channel: 4
Years in position: 4
Highlights of the past year: Dell closed seven acquisitions last year, and Schneider successfully integrated the company's channel partners and programs into PartnerDirect, resulting in 3,800 Premier and Preferred Partners for 2012 versus 2,600 in 2011. She also helped add a new cloud competency with three tracks to address the different cloud business models for the channel.
Goals: Schneider's goal is to be the chief marketing officer of a global company while supporting her community and other women through participation in foundations. She also aspires to be a great mother and role model for her two young sons so that someday they may be supportive husbands and fathers to the next generation of female executives.