Wayne, Pa. – June 15, 2015 – Sungard Availability Services®(Sungard AS), a leading provider of tailored production and recovery services in complex IT environments, today announced that Melissa McCoy, Vice President of Channels and Alliances, has been named to The Channel Company's prestigious 2015 CRN® Women of the Channel, and has been recognized as one of this year's Power 100. In addition, both Cristina Greysman and Sarah Hamilton have also been named to the 2015 CRN® Women of the Channel list.

The Women of the Channel is an annual list honoring outstanding female executives across vendor channel organizations, distributors, solution providers and other women prominently involved in the IT channel ecosystem for their successes and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward. The Power 100 spotlights an elite subset of Women of the Channel honorees whose insight and influence in their respective companies help drive channel success.

Both lists were carefully reviewed and selected by the editors of CRN based on their accomplishments and the influence they wield over the technology channel.

"We couldn't be more proud of the work that Cristina, Sarah and Melissa are doing for the Sungard AS channel program," said Carmen Sorice, Senior Vice President of Global Channels Sales and Programs for Sungard AS. "Each one of these individuals is deserving of these wonderful distinctions. Their expertise and leadership in each of their respective roles are key reasons why Sungard AS continues to drive growth in our channel program."

As Vice President of Channels and Alliances, Melissa McCoy is responsible for building joint Go-to-Market (GTM) plans with Sungard AS'' key alliance partners such as Cisco, EMC and NetApp. In the past year, McCoy has focused on driving executive alignment between AS and the key technology companies to align on product initiatives and drive sales of Hybrid IT/cloud solutions through the respective field sales organizations and the partner ecosystem.

Cristina Greysman serves as Director, Partner Experience at Sungard AS. Over the past year, Greysman has been working on implementing a new Partner Portal and enablement program, which has made it easier for partners to do business with the company and has highly impacted the registered leads.

Sarah Hamilton is Senior Director of Solutions and Alliances Marketing for Sungard AS. Over the last two years, she has helped evolve the channel marketing organization into a strategic alliances marketing team. Key to this success was the creation of a marketing practice dedicated to Sungard AS' big bets alliances and emerging strategic partners.

"These executives have made a lasting mark on the industry, expanding the breadth of influence in the technology channel," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "We congratulate the Women of the Channel, and celebrate their innovative contributions and commitment to the IT channel community."

The Women of the Channel and the Power 100 are featured in the June issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.

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