Seven executives honored for their commitment to accelerating the success of the IT channel in the U.S.
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, named seven of Avnet’s U.S.-based executives to its prestigious 2016 Women of the Channel list. The women executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation. CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees on the basis of their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.
CRN also selected Christy Anderson, vice president of strategic sales for Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, as a Power 100 Woman of the Channel. An elite subset of the Women of the Channel list, the Power 100 designation is awarded to an exclusive group of channel influencers drawn from the larger pool of CRN’s 2016 Women of the Channel: the most powerful women leaders across IT channel organizations whose expertise and vision have positioned their companies for success. Anderson was honored for driving priorities to enhance the effectiveness of Avnet’s sales team that interfaces with its channel partners, including fostering a more partner-focused structure, implementing strategies that address constructive partner feedback around responsiveness and quote turn times, and championing the utilization of toolsets that add value for partners and suppliers.
Additional Avnet executives recognized as CRN Women of the Channel include:
“Christy, Trisha, Julie, Sue, Dee Dee, Cheryl and Jennifer exemplify our dedication and commitment to working closely with our partners and suppliers to profitably grow their businesses,” said Jeff Bawol, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “Each of these professionals helped our channel community capitalize on high-growth opportunities and navigate the rapidly evolving technology market. Their well-deserved recognition by CRN highlights not only their individual accomplishments, but the positive impact they’ve had in positioning Avnet, our partners and our suppliers for long-term success.”
“These executives have made a lasting mark on our industry – growing and elevating partner programs, leading transitions to new business models and introducing cutting-edge go-to-market strategies, among other remarkable achievements,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate all the 2016 Women of the Channel and celebrate their singular contributions to the advancement of the channel ecosystem.”
The 2016 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc2016.
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About Avnet, Inc.
From components to cloud and design to disposal, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology globally by providing them with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services and solutions. Avnet is a Fortune 500 company with revenues of $27.9 billion for the fiscal year 2015. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.