CDN Women of the IT Channel Ecosystem 2014
CDN’s fifth annual list of Women in the IT Channel Ecosystem selected top personalities from all sectors of the channel.
These senior women executives are shaping the economy of IT in Canada. This year CDN broke down its list into sections to properly represent each area of the channel. They are leaders, channel chiefs, distributors, trusted advisors and a special category called mavericks, which features executives in sales and marketing roles. There are 23 returning executives from 2013’s list.
There are just three non-Canadian born executives who made the cut. As for the Canadians, some hold worldwide roles, while others have a specific North American responsibility.
Our second category is: Trusted Advisers
National Director, Consulting, Metafore Technologies
CDN Top 100 Solution Provider Metafore opened a new office in Toronto in 2014 and while that was a company highlight for Iris Black, a 2013 CDN Women of the Channel honouree, achieving multiple Microsoft gold competencies was a goal worth talking about.
Canadian Leader, SoftwareOne Canada
Mandy Grewal was the first Canadian based employee in SoftwareOne’s history. And, with that distinction she had to build the Canadian office from the ground up. SoftwareOne is trying to establish themselves a software licensing expert specifically regarding Microsoft.
President, WBM Offices Systems
WBM has had an awesome year. The Saskatoon-based solution provider grew at a 100 per cent clip from the previous year and increased its workforce to 180 from 135 people across three locations.
Read more: Women in the IT Channel: JoeAnne Hardy
Always known as an innovator, Yasmin Jivraj took a bold step in 2014 by entering the highly lucrative, but also quite complex Internet of Things market. She developed a practice team that crafted many unique solutions for the Internet of Things.
Read more: Women in the IT Channel: Yasmin Jivraj
COO, TeraMach Technologies
Darlene Kelly is responsible for the sales, professional services and corporate services of TeraMach Technologies. TeraMach accomplished one of its main goals to be a Top 25 solution provider on CDN’s Top 100 list. In 2014, Kelly was selected as a Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada.
Read more: Women in the IT channel: Darlene Kelly
Country Manager, Dimension Data Canada
2014 was Wendy Lucas’ first year as full time Country Manager. Before that she was just the Area Director for Dimension Data’s Canadian business. It was a sign that the solution provider has grown up in this market. With that, the company launched a cloud data centre in Toronto.
Read more: Women in the IT channel: Wendy Lucas
Senior VP & GM, Insight Canada
The Montreal-based executive has been called by her peers as a consummate professional and fantastic leader. Managing more than 250 business associates across Canada, Orlando’s team contributed greatly to the more than $5 billion in revenue the company earned globally.
Read more: Women in the IT Channel: Carmela Orlando
Mary Ann Yule
GM, CDW Canada
Mary Ann Yule chased the top spot for more than half a decade as general manager of CDW Canada. In 2014, Yule and her team reached the pinnacle of success in the channel by capturing the No. 1 position on the CDN Top 100 Solution Providers list.
Read more: Women in the IT channel: Mary Ann Yule