We’re thrilled that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Tina Gravel (Head of Channel Sales), Donna Goodwin, (VP North America Alliances) and Sheryl Wharff (VP Global Alliances Marketing) to the Women of the Channel list for 2023. Each year, CRN recognizes women from vendor, distributor, and solution provider organizations whose expertise and vision are leaving a noticeable and commendable mark on the technology industry.


The CRN 2023 Women of the Channel honorees bring their creativity, strategic thinking and leadership to bear in a variety of roles and responsibilities, but all are turning their

unique talents toward driving success for their partners and customers. With this recognition, CRN honors these women for their unwavering dedication and commitment to furthering channel excellence.


Tina Gravel, VP and Global Head of Channels for Quantexa, is leading its new sell to and sell through partnership business. Prior to her current responsibilities, Tina spent seven years as SVP Global Channels and Alliances at Appgate, and its former owner Cyxtera. Known as a cybersecurity influencer, Tina has received awards for her work in the indirect channel, including Top Gun 51 Channel Chief by Channel Online in 2019, CRN Channel Chief (4 years including 2022) and Women of the Channel (8 years). Tina has also been recognized by CompTIA, Onalytica, Engati, WIT, and Award Magazine for her work in cybersecurity and advancing the women in cyber security and other technology fields.


Donna Goodwin, VP NA Alliances for Quantexa, has led Channels & Alliances for 10+ years of her career. She’s overachieved sales goals leveraging partnerships via direct sales for 20+ years. Donna understands the value of partnering and utilizes knowledge to establish programs and events to support corporate objectives. Before working at Quantexa, Donna held a leadership role at SAS driving all NA strategy and execution with Microsoft. She came to SAS from Microsoft where she managed the largest Retail and Manufacturing ISV partner portfolio in NA. At Quantexa, Donna created and executed partner led programs to land and expand Quantexa in the US/Canada as a new emerging market for the company. She’s tirelessly recruited and grew our partner ecosystem with strategic Global System Integrators and Regional System Integrators in FY22 and in the first 6 months.


Sheryl Wharff, VP Global Alliance Marketing for Quantexa, has spent her career in Channel/Alliances Sales & Marketing. She is responsible for the growth of the Quantexa Partner Program and works globally with all Quantexa’s partnerships to develop integrated campaigns that drive demand and revenue growth.  Sheryl drove the development and launched Quantexa’s 1st ever Partner Program consisting of Quantexa Ultimate, Quantexa Plus, and Quantexa Select partnerships across System Integrators, Technology & Data Partnerships.  Sheryl is a 5-time Women of the Channel award winner and has multiple industry awards for her leadership, creativity, and marketing campaigns.  Quantexa’s ecosystem of partners are highly valued, and she strives to leverage contextual Decision Intelligence to drive the right data and the right decisions through the right partnerships.

“We are ecstatic to announce this year’s honorees and shine a light on these women for their significant achievements, knowing that what they’ve accomplished has paved the way for continued success within the IT channel,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The channel is stronger because of them, and we look forward to seeing what they do next.”

“I couldn’t be more delighted to have these talented Quantexans win this Women of the Channel 2023 award, for the first time ever.  At Quantexa, we believe our ecosystem can fundamentally transform the way organizations put their data to work and enable trusted operational decision making through greater context. Our partnerships are at the core of our success and these three honored by CRN are playing an integral role in our alliances team in driving Quantexa’s mutual success with our partners” said Mark McNerney, SVP Global Alliances, Quantexa.


The 2023 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine, with online coverage starting May 8 at www.CRN.com/WOTC.

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