Press Release

Two Sungard Availability Services’ Executives Named to CRN’s Power 100 List

CRN’s editorial team selects Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the channel.

WAYNE, Pa. — May 21, 2018 — CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, named Melissa McCoy, Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances, and Michelle LeVan, Sungard AS Vice President of Global Channel Strategy, to its prestigious Power 100 list as part of the 2018 Women of the Channel issue. In addition, six female executives were named to the Women of the Channel list, including:

  • Melissa McCoy Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances (Power 100)
  • Michelle LeVan Vice President, Global Channel Strategy (Power 100)
  • Karen Falcone Principal Director, EMEA Channel Sales and Programs
  • Corre Curtice Senior Director, Strategic Alliances
  • Sarah Hamilton Senior Director, Solutions and Alliances Marketing
  • Heidi Biggar Director, Global Partner Recruitment and Enablement

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 six executives have proven time and again why they belong on the 2018 Women of the Channel list,” said Tim Cecconi, Senior Vice President of Sales and Global Channels, Sungard AS. “They’re all visionaries whose continued dedication and contributions make possible our mission to improve business resiliency. These executives are some of the best and brightest Sungard AS has to offer, and their demonstrated influence throughout the channel serves as a testament to the exceptional talent and innovation they bring to the industry.”

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 fourth year in a row in which McCoy has been named to the Power 100 list, and the first for LeVan.

With more than 15 years of channel experience, McCoy is a major contributor in defining Sungard AS’ overall channel go-to-market (GTM) strategy and building the Sungard AS partner program. In her current role, McCoy drives sales with Sungard AS’ most strategic technology alliances and their respective partner ecosystems.

Dedicating the entirety of her 18-year career to Sungard AS, LeVan has advanced through the organizational ranks to her current role, where she is responsible for driving bi-directional alignment of corporate objectives and channel strategy. LeVan and her team of strategy directors work to minimize obstacles for Sungard AS partners and increase their autonomy to adopt, integrate and sell solutions.

“This accomplished group of leaders is steadily guiding the IT channel into a prosperous new era of services-led business models and deep, strategic partnerships,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel list honors executives who are driving channel progress through a number of achievements—exemplary partner programs, innovative product development and marketing, effective team-building, visionary leadership and accelerated sales growth—as well as advocacy for the next generation of women channel executives.” 

The 2018 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 35 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 1-800-468-7483. Connect with us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

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Media Contacts
Nora Hahn
Sungard Availability Services
Tel: 281-584-4616
nora.hahn@sungardas.com

Kim Sparks
The Channel Company
(508) 416-1193
ksparks@thechannelco.com