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    June 19, 2019

    WAYNE, Pa.—May 21, 2019—Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, named Michelle LeVan, Vice President of Global AWS Alliances, and Sarah Michaleski, Sungard AS Global Partner Marketing Manager, to its Power 100 list as part of the 2019 Women of the Channel list. In total, four female Sungard AS executives were named to the Women of the Channel list including:

    • Michelle LeVan  Vice President, Global AWS Alliances (Power 100)
    • Sarah Michaleski  Global Partner Marketing Manager (Power 100)
    • Meitra Bozorgzadegan  Director, Channel Sales
    • Monica Seemiller  Director, Global Alliances

    The leaders on this annual list are from all areas of the IT channel ecosystem; representing technology suppliers, distributors, solution providers and other IT organizations. Each is recognized for her contributions to channel advocacy, channel growth and visionary leadership.

    “We’re thrilled to see the accomplishments of our outstanding colleagues reflected once again in the CRN Women of the Channel list,” said Darren Thomas, Senior Vice President of Sales and Global Channels, Sungard AS. “Michelle, Sarah, Meitra and Monica, along with the rest of the Sungard AS global channels team, are focused on nurturing deep channel relationships that align to our most strategic corporate objectives and initiatives. A selective focus on our channel relationships allows us to concentrate resources and efforts in a way that enables greater investment with each partner, and in turn, acceleration of our joint business.”

    CRN editors choose the list from a multitude of channel leadership applicants and select the final honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel. This is the second year in a row in which LeVan has been named to the Power 100 list, and the first for Michaleski.

    • Dedicating her entire 19-year career to Sungard AS, LeVan has advanced through the organizational ranks to her current role, where she is responsible for driving global go-to-market strategies for the company’s AWS Alliances team. LeVan and her team of channel directors work to drive overall revenue growth of the AWS alliances business through global GTM programs with AWS, in field education on Sungard AS’ AWS solutions, and via engagement between the sales teams.
    • With over 20 years in marketing, Michaleski is responsible for the global marketing plan and budget for Sungard AS’ alliance with AWS, creating and executing integrated campaigns and driving cross functional collaboration with the extended marketing team.

    “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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