SolarWinds MSP’s Stefanie Hammond Named to CRN 100 Rising Female Stars List
Wed, 08/19/2020 - 10:00
Leading IT channel publication honors female executives who demonstrate outstanding partner commitment and leadership
DURHAM, North Carolina -- August 19, 2020 – SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has selected Stefanie Hammond, senior channel account manager at SolarWinds MSP for the 2020 CRN 100 Rising Female Stars List. The list spotlights female executives who have helped their organizations succeed while also shaping the future of the IT channel.
The 100 Rising Female Stars list is making its debut this year with channel leadership candidates selected by the CRN editorial team. The final honorees are chosen based on their demonstrated leadership, expertise, innovation, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel. This talented group of women contribute to the development and strategies of their organization's channel partner programs and exude excellence in areas such as partner engagement, program management, and marketing.
With over 16 years of IT channel experience, Hammond is dedicated to helping SolarWinds MSP partners become successful MSPs. She has played a pivotal role in advancing the company’s MSP education, training and enablement programs, guiding partners to excel from both a technology and business perspective.
“Stefanie is an excellent selection for this inaugural list. Through her exceptional determination and commitment to understanding the needs of IT service providers, she has guided our MSP partners to success and, in turn, has been instrumental in our ability to build a community of world-class MSPs,” said John Pagliuca, president, SolarWinds MSP. “Our thanks to CRN for this fantastic tribute to Stefanie.”
In 2020, SolarWinds MSP continues to focus on partner success by providing resources and support that go beyond technology. It recently launched the SolarWinds Head Nerds program to layer on additional training, resources, and consultative sessions to help maximize MSP growth across security, automation, backup, and operations. And in June 2020, it introduced a 24x5 global customer care team, an expanded onboarding team, enhanced localized customer success managers, and new partner advisory groups. These initiatives provide partners with resources and support to enable MSP business growth and profitability.
"CRN's 2020 100 Rising Female Stars list honors leaders who are poised to impact the industry for many years. They are accelerating the growth of their companies through excellent direction and innovation in their field," said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. "The accomplishments of these women are reshaping the IT channel, and we are proud to honor their achievements."
The 2020 list of 100 Rising Female Stars can be found online at www.CRN.com/risingstars.
SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI) is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software. Our products give organizations worldwide—regardless of type, size, or complexity—the power to monitor and manage their IT services, infrastructures, and applications; whether on-premises, in the cloud, or via hybrid models. We continuously engage with technology professionals—IT service and operations professionals, DevOps professionals, and managed services providers (MSPs)—to understand the challenges they face in maintaining high-performing and highly available IT infrastructures and applications. The insights we gain from them, in places like our THWACK® community, allow us to solve well-understood IT management challenges in the ways technology professionals want them solved. Our focus on the user and commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT management has established SolarWinds as a worldwide leader in solutions for network and IT service management, application performance, and managed services. Targeted for MSPs, the SolarWinds MSP product portfolio delivers broad, scalable IT service management solutions that integrate layered security, collective intelligence, and smart automation. Our products are designed to enable MSPs to provide highly-effective outsourced IT services for their SMB end-customers and more efficiently manage their own businesses. Learn more today at www.solarwindsmsp.com.
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