WAYNE, Pa.—May 15, 2017—CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, today named Melissa McCoy, Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances, to its prestigious Power 100 list as part of the 2017 Women

of the Channel issue. In addition, seven other female executives were named to the Women of the Channel list, including:

  • Heidi Biggar, Director, Alliances Marketing
  • Jennifer Caria, Senior Director, Global Marketing
  • Karen Falcone, Principal Director, EMEA Channel Sales and Programs
  • Sarah Hamilton, Senior Director, Solutions & Alliances Marketing
  • Michelle LeVan, Vice President, Global Channel Strategy
  • Dena Marean, Director, Channel Development
  • Melissa McCoy, Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances (Power 100)
  • Melany Zweifel, Channel Sales Director

The executives 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.

“These awards recognize what we acknowledge every day at Sungard AS,” said Carmen Sorice, Senior Vice President, Global Channels, Sungard AS. “We employ some of the most dedicated, influential, and accomplished players in the channel, who are continually forging stronger partnerships and generating greater value for our partners and customers. It would be an honor to have a single team member included among the Women of the Channel, but to have eight confirms our depth of talent and their degree of accomplishment.” 

CRN’s editorial team selects Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the channel. The Power 100 belong to an exclusive group drawn from this larger list: women leaders whose vision and influence are key drivers of their companies’ success and help move the entire IT channel forward. This is the third year in a row in which McCoy has been named to the Power 100 list.

With more than 15 years of channel experience, McCoy is a major contributor in defining Sungard AS’ overall channel go-to-market (GTM) strategy. She joined the company in 2008 and led the launch of the Sungard AS Partner Program. Her team was responsible for designing the program framework, establishing partner pricing, and launching the first Partner portal. In her current role, McCoy drives sales with Sungard AS’ most strategic technology alliances and their respective partner ecosystems. Working cross-functionally with Product, Sales and Marketing, she and her team build and execute on joint GTM plans to drive Sungard AS’ cloud/hybrid services to market with and through partners.

“These extraordinary executives support every aspect of the channel ecosystem, from technical innovation to marketing to business development, working tirelessly to keep the channel moving into the future,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “They are creating and elevating channel partner programs, developing fresh go-to-market strategies, strengthening the channel’s network of partnerships and building creative new IT solutions, among many other contributions. We congratulate all the 2017 Women of the Channel on their stellar accomplishments and look forward to their future success.”

The 2017 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc

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 www.sungardas.com or call 1.888.748.9580. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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