Wayne, Pa. – May 17, 2016 – Sungard ® Availability Services™ (Sungard AS) announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, named four of its senior personnel to the esteemed 2016 Women of the Channel list: Kristin DeMaio, Cristina Greysman, Sarah Hamilton and Melissa McCoy. McCoy was also named to the Prestigious Power 100.

Women 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.

"We are thrilled that once again, an impressive group of Sungard AS women have gained national recognition for the hard work they do to build a robust and rewarding channel program, which in turn helps our customers achieve fully recoverable production services," said Carmen Sorice, Senior Vice President, Global Channel Sales and Programs.

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.

"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."

This is DeMaio's first year to receive the honors from CRN; Greysman, Hamilton and McCoy were all named to the Women of the Channel list in 2015. In addition to their accomplishments at Sungard AS, two of the women named to the list—Greysman and DeMaio—were part of the inaugural class of the Institute for Emerging Women Leaders (IEWL) program at Sungard AS, a program dedicated to fostering employee growth and developing leaders. Hamilton and McCoy were key drivers of the company's Cisco Partner Summit Geographical Region Award as Cloud Partner of the Year: Americas in 2015 and 2016.

These awards come on the heels of Sungard AS' successful expansion of its channel partner program into the U.K., Ireland, France, Belgium, Luxemburg and Sweden, which Greysman helped to orchestrate. Sungard AS introduced its Channel Partner Program in 2009 across the U.S. and Canada. The European expansion comes after the continued success of this existing program, which has produced consecutive year-over-year double digit growth and been repeatedly recognized with partner and industry awards.

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 Sungard Availability Services

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