Sheryl Wharff of Micro Focus Honored as One of CRN's 2019 Women of the Channel

20 May 2019

SUNNYVALE, CA – Micro Focus announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Sheryl Wharff, Americas Channel & Alliance Partner Marketing Lead to its prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list. The leaders on this annual list are from all areas of the IT channel ecosystem; representing technology suppliers, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organizations. Each is recognized for her contributions to channel advocacy, channel growth and visionary leadership.

CRN editors choose the list from a multitude of channel leadership applicants and select the final honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

Over the past year Ms. Wharff's accomplishments centered on building and managing Micro Focus's partner channel and alliance marketing team that collectively developed and executed creative campaigns, and tracked the ROI of MDF investments. This assured these marketing efforts met the partnership business objectives, increased revenues and drove pipeline growth. Ms. Wharff led partnering sponsorships at Micro Focus's three major Americas Customer Summits (ADM, ITOM & Cybersecurity) and spearheaded the development and distribution of company-focused marketing videos, eBooks, whitepapers and supporting alliance materials. Additionally, Ms. Wharff has led the strategic development and delivery of MDF funded partner seminars, customer events, industry tradeshow conferences, CIO events, enablement sessions and more.

"Knowing the tireless effort Sheryl puts in day-in and day-out on behalf of our partners, it comes as no surprise to me that Sheryl has earned this significant achievement as one of the CRN Women of the Channel," said Mike O'Neill, Sr. VP of Indirect Channel Sales, Micro Focus. "She was instrumental in the launch of Micro Focus's new, 5-star rated, unified global partner program, and has fully bought into ensuring the success of our partners. Sheryl embodies the effort of enabling our partners to generate more predictable revenue, build greater pipeline and effectively sell more."

"CRN's 2019 Women of the Channel list honors influential leaders who are accelerating channel growth through mutually-beneficial partnerships, incredible leadership, strategic vision, and unique contributions in their field," said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. "This accomplished group of leaders is driving channel success and we are proud to honor their achievements."

The 2019 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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Micro Focus helps organizations run and transform their business through four core areas of digital transformation: Enterprise DevOps, Hybrid IT Management, Predictive Analytics and Security, Risk & Governance. Driven by customer-centric innovation, our software provides the critical tools they need to build, operate, secure, and analyze the enterprise. By design, these tools bridge the gap between existing and emerging technologies—enabling faster innovation, with less risk, in the race to digital transformation.

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