100 Strong: The Most Powerful Women Of The Channel5:30 PM EST Fri. Aug. 21, 2009
Director of Sales
Years in position: 2
Years in channel: 7
Goals for this year: Hopes to continue growing Astaro's channel and continue to contribute to Astaro's overall revenue growth; also wants to expand and strengthen her sales team.
Executives you admire: David Rogers. "Dave has been someone I have admired for years, since the day he joined the Astaro team. He came in with a ton of knowledge, energy and excited for the team and product line."
Female role models: "My mother, who amazes me, supports me and never disappoints me. She was able to raise two kids and work a full-time job and still be home to cook every night and take us everywhere we needed to be. She is an independent woman, who has no problem saying what's on her mind. She is someone that I strive to be like and I want to make her proud."
Vice President, Worldwide Channel Strategy and Operations
Years in position: 4.5
Years in channel: 20 plus
Goals for this year: "Continue partner enablement and recruitment efforts to develop an even stronger J-Partner community that is trained to cross-sell across our portfolio; complete build-out of infrastructure to enable a best-in-class managed services model; strive for a better work-life balance."
Executives you admire: "I admire individuals who stay true to their beliefs and their actions clearly demonstrate that."
Female role models: "My mom has always been a strong role model for me. At an early age, she instilled a strong work ethic and reinforced that you should always appreciate what you have and don't take things for granted."
Senior Director, Partner Talent
Years in position: 3
Years in channel: 3
Goals for this year: "Build an eco-talent skills sharing system to align with our global collaborative channel; launch 'League of Superhumans,' a partner and Cisco collaborative open online community -- the first of its kind for channel organizations and a fusion of both professional and social networking; collaborate with partners and universities to create a new curriculum focused on Informatics on Unified Communications -- social media Web 2.0 technologies."
Executives you admire: Meg Whitman of eBay
Female role models: : Laura Bush for her work in Afghanistan with women
Alliance Technology Group
Years in position: 12
Years in channel: 26
Goals for this year: "Several years ago, the Alliance management team developed a growth strategy. The goal is to continue that plan and continue the growth of Alliance. All too often, companies develop a great plan and then stray from the plan and fail because of it. The Alliance plan is working and we will continue with it."
Executives you admire: Eric Schmidt
Female role models: Regina Kunkle, NetApp
Vice President, Vendor Management
Years in position: 9
Years in channel: 28
Goals for this year: "Continue to innovate to make solution providers more successful at selling and servicing software; maintain relevancy and relationships with key software vendor partners; look for new revenue opportunities within the software categories; foster teamwork and continue to provide leadership and training to provide for succession planning at Ingram."
Executives you admire: Paul Bay, Punch Software COO
Female role models: Kris Rogers, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, PC Mall
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