CDN Women of the IT Channel Ecosystem 2014
CDN’s fifth annual list of Women in the IT Channel Ecosystem selected top personalities from all sectors of the channel.
These senior women executives are shaping the economy of IT in Canada. This year CDN broke down its list into sections to properly represent each area of the channel. They are leaders, channel chiefs, distributors, trusted advisors and a special category called mavericks, which features executives in sales and marketing roles. There are 23 returning executives from 2013’s list.
There are just three non-Canadian born executives who made the cut. As for the Canadians, some hold worldwide roles, while others have a specific North American responsibility.
Our third category is: Sales & Marketing Mavericks
VP Enterprise Sales, HP Canada
Leyland Brown plays a prominent role in the Printing and Personal Systems Group at HP Canada in Mississauga, Ont., leading the Enterprise Sales team. In 2014, HP made a major decision to split the organization into two separate companies. Brown’s unit will be branded HP Inc.
Director of NA Sales, Viewsonic
Colleen Browne continues to be a mainstay on CDN’s list of top women executives in the channel. Browne is responsible for channel sales growing the reseller base for Viewsonic significantly in 2014.
Director of Marketing & Consumer Sales, Symantec Canada
In 2014, Lynn Hargrove didn’t just travel the country selling Symantec solutions. She also brought out the important issue of protecting people from online threats as a spokesperson for a cause rather than selling a point product. Also in 2014, Symantec decided to split the company in two and Norton will now be on its own.
VP Marketing and Alliances, Navantis
Board Member, Canadian Channel Chiefs Council
Ibbotson is also the Treasurer of the Canadian Channel Chiefs Council.
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Country Manager & VP of Sales, CA Canada
CA in 2014 has gone through its own business transformation. The company is working to enable customers and channel partners to capture more of the application market in a secure way. Lalonde is working to develop better planning and development programs for this transition. With that the company introduced new DevOps solutions to further this strategy.
Channel Sales Leader & Partner Advisor, Cisco
Rebecca Leach is a rising star inside Cisco’s Canadian subsidiary. Leach, who was tasked to run the important Partner-Led strategy for the networking giant, moved from mid-market and national director integrators to channel sales leader for the Canadian operation.
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Director, Intel Canada
After a one year absence from the CDN Women of the IT Channel Ecosystem list, Mah returns with a bang. She built the Canadian small business advisory board for Intel Canada. Mah is also a noted industry blogger and has a loyal following on Twitter.
Staci Trackey Meagher
VP of Enterprise and Partner Group, Microsoft Canada
One of Staci Trackey Meagher’s strategic missions for 2014 was to tell Microsoft story for the converged infrastructure market opportunity.
The Rochester, N.Y. native is always looking for new ways to help enterprise customers innovate and push boundaries in the hyper-converged space through channel partners.
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Director of Small & Mid-Market Sales, Avaya Canada
Petrina Wong was promoted to lead the all-important mid-market segment for Avaya Canada in 2014.
Wong served as SMB channels director for the Canadian subsidiary since 2012. Wong is now responsible for developing the sales strategy along with Avaya’s go-to-market plan with the channel in Canada.
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