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Seven Tech Data Executives Named 2019 CRN “Women of the Channel”

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(Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that CRN®, a brand of
The Channel Company, has named seven of the company’s executives to the
prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list. The leaders recognized on
this annual list represent technology suppliers, distributors, solution
providers and other IT organizations. Each is recognized for significant
contributions to channel advocacy, channel growth and visionary

Chosen for their exemplary leadership and tireless work to support the
channel, this year’s list of Tech Data’s Women of the Channel includes
the following:

  • Kaye McMillan, vice president, sales transformation and development,
    was selected for leadership of sales development and support of
    various strategic initiatives and sales programs across Tech Data. She
    also has been named to the Power 100 list, recognizing Kaye as one of
    the top 100 female executives whose insight and influence help drive
    channel success.
  • Cheryl Neal, vice president, data and networking, provided
    strong leadership in the implementation of strategic initiatives
    across the organization to create opportunities and drive solutions
    business growth for vendor and channel partners, which made her a
    clear choice for the distinction. Cheryl also was selected for the
    Power 100 list.
  • Cathy Clark, vice president, vendor accounting, was chosen for
    her work to transform and redesign several key processes, which
    provided consistency and efficiency to Tech Data’s support of vendor
  • Kristi Kirby, director, endpoint solutions, works to develop
    strategic, profitable partnerships with key vendors. She is included
    on the list for her work in creating aggregate solutions in workforce
    transformation and next-generation collaboration solutions that
    deliver measurable business outcomes through the channel.
  • Barbara Koch, managing director, advanced solutions, DACH
    (Germany, Austria and Switzerland)
    , has led the transformation of
    Tech Data’s Advanced Solutions division in DACH from product selling
    to solution selling and delivering the channel knowledge and expertise
    in AI, Cloud, Analytics and IoT, and Security. She is focused on
    deepening the collaboration across the various teams, retaining and
    developing the talents in the organization and strengthening Tech
    Data’s leading position and channel market share while creating
    profitable growth.
  • Suzette Oskam, director, endpoint solutions, Netherlands, is a
    visionary, strategic leader in the organization. She has developed
    deep relationships in the Dutch IT channel and within her peer group
    in Tech Data’s European operation. Her people-oriented approach
    combines strong communication skills and a deep interest in creating a
    balanced team in order to achieve the best possible results.
  • Jennifer Ruth, vice president, pricing and master data, was
    recognized for the second time on a CRN “Women of the Channel” list.
    She has been instrumental in the standardization and expansion of the
    global business solutions team in supporting U.S.-based partners with
    no physical entities or tax-registered entities outside of the states
    nor a presence in the desired landing country, enabling them to
    deliver, install and maintain global technology solutions.

“We are thrilled to have so many of our colleagues recognized by CRN as
IT thought leaders,” said Rich Hume, CEO of Tech Data. “Our workplace
culture honors and takes pride in integrity, accountability,
collaboration and inclusion, and our esteemed leaders epitomize these

CRN editors choose the list from a multitude of channel leadership
applicants and selects the final honorees based on their professional,
demonstrated expertise, as well as ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

“CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel list honors influential leaders who are
accelerating channel growth through mutually beneficial partnerships,
incredible leadership, strategic vision and unique contributions in
their field,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “This
accomplished group of leaders is driving channel success, and we are
proud to honor their achievements.”

The 2019 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of
CRN Magazine and online at

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