LAS VEGAS – April 13, 2017 – Channel Partners magazine, a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom systems and services, is pleased to announce that Carmen Sorice, Senior Vice President, Global Channel Sales & Programs​ for Sungard Availability Services, has been selected as a winner of the 2017 Circle of Excellence Awards.

Circle of Excellence winners were honored during an awards ceremony on April 12 at the Spring 2017 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. These winners will be featured throughout the rest of 2017 on a special Channel Partners Immersion Center.

"Circle of Excellence honors executives for their vision, innovation and advocacy of the indirect channel during a time of transition," said Art Wittmann, content director of Channel Partners. "This program recognizes IT and telecom channel leaders who are helping their partners create business value for their customers.” 

Under Carmen Sorice's leadership, Sungard AS continues to grow its Channel Partner annual revenue at a double digit CAGR, bolstered by its recent expansion into United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Luxemburg and Sweden. The Sungard AS channel program offers a collaborative “sell with" field organization with focused sales enablement, go-to-market support, exclusive lead registration and competitive compensation for partners ranging from boutique consultancies to cloud-hosting multinationals. As part of its joint selling model, the company works with partners to provide complete services to their joint customers, meeting their evolving needs for as-a-service delivery models and OpEx financing. 

“Our goal for the Sungard AS channel program is to continually accelerate growth in our global channel business,” Sorice said. “We will accomplish this objective by helping our partners create enhanced business value for their customers during a time of rapid IT transition and convergence. Customers are looking for resilient, multi-cloud solutions to support their digital strategy.  More partners are working with Sungard AS because they are confident that together we will deliver resiliency in this new digital world.” 

Channel Partners editors selected Circle of Excellence winners from applications submitted through January 15, 2017 detailing the candidate's leadership in the industry, the channel or their company and highlighting their advocacy for channel support/resources within their own company. 

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About Sungard Availability Services

Sungard Availability Services ("Sungard AS") is a leading provider of critical production and recovery services to global enterprise companies. Sungard AS partners with customers across the globe to understand their business needs and provide production and recovery services tailored to help them achieve their desired business outcomes. Leveraging more than 40 years of experience, Sungard AS designs, builds and runs critical IT services that help customers manage complex IT, adapt quickly and build resiliency and availability. To learn more, visit or call 1.888.748.9580. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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