Santa Clara, CA – May 10, 2021 – – Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Tracey Mead, Vice President, Worldwide Alliances, and Christina Neble, Director, AMS Channel, to the highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2021. This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel. The 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers.
The women honored on this year’s list pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. CRN celebrates these exceptional women for their leadership, dedication and channel advocacy.
Tracey Mead has devoted more than 20 years to the channel, beginning her IT career as an inside sales representative for a national distributor and now currently serving in a senior leadership position for Micro Focus. Over the past year, Mead has successfully stabilized a relationship with a key strategic alliance partner through increased executive communication, goal re-alignment and establishing foundational trust. This laid the groundwork to re-negotiate a multi-year, multi-million-dollar contract and to secure a global RFP positioning the partnership for future joint revenue growth. Mead also developed and launched a key growth initiative, which has grown pipeline 200% since its inception and will create incremental growth for Micro Focus and its strategic alliance partner in the near future. This marks Mead’s fourth receipt of this prestigious honor, as she was named a Top Power 100 woman of the Channel in 2017 and included in the Women of the Channel in 2016 and 2020.
Christina Neble has brought success to the channel for over a decade, starting her career with an energy management company and becoming the first channel manager at Vertica. In her first year she doubled the Americas channel business, and today she leads a team of Vertica channel managers with an engaged group of over forty partners. Neble is focused on building a channel first business in the Americas through attracting talent and architecting a partner enablement program that will lead to success. This is Neble’s second time earning this prestigious honor, as she was included in the Women of the Channel in 2018.
CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges accomplished, influential women whose dedication, hard work, and leadership accelerate channel growth,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their many accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions to the IT channel.
"Micro Focus is thrilled to have two extremely talented women included and recognized by CRN as Women of the Channel honorees, and congratulates them both for their outstanding performance, valuable contributions and well-earned recognition", said Mike O’Neill, President, Indirect Sales at Micro Focus. "The channel remains an integral part of Micro Focus’ business and the knowledge that both Tracey and Christina bring to the business has been and will continue to be critical to our partner relationships and growth.”
The 2021 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN Magazine on May 10th and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC.
About Micro Focus
Micro Focus is one of the world’s largest enterprise software providers, delivering mission-critical technology to 40,000 customers around the globe. With a broad portfolio, underpinned by a deep inventory of advanced analytics, the company helps customers run and transform their business so they can adapt to evolving market conditions and compete in the digital economy over the long term. Micro Focus does this by delivering solutions that bridge the gap between existing and emerging technologies to protect IT investments. That is High Tech, Low Drama.
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