100 Strong: The Most Powerful Women Of The Channel5:30 PM EST Fri. Aug. 21, 2009
Chairman and CEO, co-founder
Years in position: 27
Years in channel: 27
Goals for this year: "Enhance our technical sales infrastructure to better align with our customers' needs; strengthen our ability to deliver more complex solutions; continue to make key investments in sales certifications and ProConnection, our professional services organization."
Executives you admire: Martha Ingram
Female role models: Sandra Day O'Connor
Tamela Gates May
Senior Director, National Resellers
Years in position: 2
Years in channel: 18
Goals for this year: "Continue to build Kaspersky's presence within the channel; continue to educate resellers that end users want to be informed of alternatives and that Kaspersky is the No. 1 trusted alternative when looking for security solutions."
Executives you admire: Jack Welch
Female role models: Her mother. Also must include Allyson Seelinger, former vice president of channel sales at Symantec.
President and CEO
Knowledge Information Solutions
Years in position: 8
Years in channel: 8
Goals for this year: Business process improvement driving efficiency for IT process modeling and management applications
Executives you admire: Carly Fiorina, formerly of HP
Female role models: Meg Whitman, formerly of eBay
Vice President, Partner Enablement
Hitachi Data Systems
Years in position: 5
Years in channel: 21
Goals for this year: "Continue the evolution of our partner training program, expand promotional benefits through our opportunity registration program; create an even more formalized and far-reaching demonstration equipment program."
Executives you admire: Jack Domme, Hitachi Data Systems CEO. "His leadership has driven the greatest success the company has recognized and his strategy has brought the channel into the top-level discussions of the company."
Female role models: "Honestly, my role models are both men and women. Each has shown value for both integrity of standards and a desire for the highest excellence. Beyond that, my mother is the main role model in my life. Her positive attitude in life established a belief for her and me that there is no barrier that can hold a person back."
Years in position: 1
Years in channel: 10 plus
Goals for this year: "That AllenPort will be recognized as the company that connected the client and the cloud and be responsible for the paradigm shift away from traditional IT to a new model that liberates users from both oppressive infrastructure and expense."
Executives you admire: David Packard, William Hewlett and Meg Whitman
Female role models: Diana Bell, former Senior Vice President, HP
NEXT: Regina Grieco
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