CLEARWATER, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With a transforming IT landscape that demands quick adaptation, today’s
top channel executives need to be able to lead adaptively as well. Tech
Data (Nasdaq:TECD) is pleased to announce that CRN®,
a brand of The
Channel Company, has named five Tech Data executives to its
prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. These top IT channel leaders
continually strive to drive the channel agenda and deliver growth and
revenue through their strong channel partnerships.
“Our talented executives exemplify the dedication, passion and focus
that Tech Data brings to its customers every day,” said Joe Quaglia,
president, Americas at Tech Data. “Our Channel Chiefs are continually
pushing the envelope to drive our business forward and prepare our
customers for the digital trends of the future.”
Chosen for their leadership, influence and ability to create strong
relationships and channel programs, this year’s list of Tech
Data Channel Chiefs includes:
Marty Bauerlein, senior vice president, Sales, North America –
Bauerlein oversees the strategic direction of the company’s
Commercial, Retail, Enterprise, Government, Specialist Solutions and
National Accounts teams, as well as the Canada sales team. Bauerlein
provides guidance and insights regarding improving the selling motion,
developing cross and upsell opportunities to deliver profitable growth
for the company and an unmatched customer experience for channel
Kevin Kennedy, senior vice president, Advanced Solutions
– Kennedy’s team is responsible for the strategy, support and sales
execution for Advanced Solutions at Tech Data. Kennedy is also
responsible for optimizing sales performance, helping customers to
accelerate the pace of next-generation technology adoption, and for
expanding sales capacity across Tech Data’s end-to-end portfolio.
Stacy Nethercoat, vice president, Cloud Solutions, Americas –
Nethercoat oversees all product marketing programs and initiatives
developed to support the company’s cloud business in the Americas.
Specifically, she is responsible for public, hybrid and private cloud
strategy, execution, customer engagement, new vendor incubation,
solutions development and services for the Americas region.
John O’Shea, senior vice president, Global Lifecycle Management
Services – O’Shea oversees the strategic direction of Tech Data’s
services business globally. His team is responsible for delivering a
suite of customer and product lifecycle management services that
enable OEMs and solution providers to release capital from their
businesses that helps them accelerate transformation.
Linda Rendleman, senior vice president, Endpoint Solutions –
Rendleman leads the team responsible for developing, building and
expanding multi-vendor endpoint solutions for partners that are easily
consumable, expand the sales opportunity with the end customer, and
increase the opportunity to attach services. Her team’s strategy is
centered around three key trends driving growth in the endpoint
market: workspace transformation, anytime/anywhere digital workforce,
and next-generation collaboration solutions.
Each of these 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional
leadership, vision and commitment to their channel partner programs.
Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result
of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication
to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future
growth and innovation.
“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special
recognition for their contribution and support in the development of
robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant
influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley,
CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable
record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued
The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential
Channel Chiefs, is featured online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs
and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.
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