Women of the Channel recognition
It’s always a great source of pride when one of our team members receives industry recognition, but it’s even more satisfying when the accolades are related to our EcoXpert™ Partner Program. We are so pleased to be able to announce that two Schneider Electric leaders were named to the prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list from CRN®️, a brand of The Channel Company. Congratulations to Alexis Hart, national director of channel development and strategic accounts, and Jaimie Giarrusso, director of global marketing.
Recipients of this annual reward hail from all areas of the IT channel ecosystem and include technology suppliers, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organizations. Honorees are selected based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.
“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.”
Both Hart and Giarrusso are passionate about their work developing, supporting, and expanding the EcoXpert Partner Program. Over the past year, Hart has focused on deploying a leadership development program, sales process development program, and in-depth analysis of Schneider Electric’s micromarket strategy, all of which were designed to support channel partners internally and in their customer relationships. Giarrusso focused her skills on growing brand awareness and animating the channel through digital and social marketing campaigns including a range of initiatives to improve the effectiveness of Schneider Electric’s communication with more than 3,500 partners in 50 countries.
“If we want our channel partners to be truly successful, we have to provide them with opportunities to develop their own teams, support their customers and grow with us,” said James Mylett, vice president of channel development, Schneider Electric. “This recognition from CRN exemplifies the kind of work our channel leaders—like Alexis and Jaimie—do every day to ensure our valued partners are getting the best Schneider Electric has to offer.”
EcoXpert among the very best in the industry
And the work of our dedicated team is paying off. The EcoXpert Partner Program has received a 5-star rating in CRN’s Partner Program Guide for three years running. This industry distinction is a reflection of the breadth, depth, and overall quality of the program. Built on a platform of collaboration and innovation, the EcoXpert Partner Program’s mission is to create new opportunities to help partners capture new market share, improve employee talent, and deliver best-in-class solutions. EcoXperts are the implementation arms of EcoStruxure™ delivering unparalleled innovation across seven domains of expertise (building management systems, light & room control, critical power, connected power, datacom, substation automation, and home & small business), as well as through several segment specializations.
“Our goal is to animate our EcoXpert partner channel through strong marketing campaigns and digital touchpoints,” explains Giarrusso, “This will enable our valued partners to differentiate themselves in the market, broaden their bid scope, increase their profitability, and grow their businesses.”
Congratulations, once again, to Hart and Giarrusso. We all appreciate their vision and hard work, and we are thrilled to see them earn such high praise from CRN, and— by way of consistent partner satisfaction—our valued partners all around the globe.
The 2019 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC. Additional information about Hart and Giarrusso is available online at http://www.crnshowcases.com/wotc/schneider.