BREA, CA (May 11, 2020) – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of display solutions, announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Deidre Deacon, Heather Hulse and Lacey Patnella, to its esteemed 2020 Women of the Channel list. Recognizing the unique strengths, vision and achievements of a select group of women, this prestigious, annual list acknowledges channel leaders who are blazing a trail for future generations. These women are from all areas of the IT ecosystem, including technology vendors, distributors, solution providers and other IT organizations.
The CRN editorial team selects the honorees to celebrate a list of exceptional women acclaimed for their contributions to channel advocacy, growth, thought leadership, and dedication to the IT channel.
“CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel list recognizes an accomplished group of influential women leaders whose strategic vision and unique achievements accelerate channel growth through cultivated partnerships, innovative thought leadership, and unwavering dedication to the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their accomplishments and contributions to driving channel success.”
ViewSonic’s Women of the Channel:
Deidre Deacon, General Manager, ViewSonic Canada
As the General Manager for ViewSonic Canada, Deirdre has been driving all aspects of the sales business, from developing the channel and dealer network to leading overall strategic planning for the country. She leads a dynamic team to grow the ViewSonic business in the education, enterprise and commercial markets. As ViewSonic continues to introduce innovative collaboration solutions, Deidre generates programs to expand the markets and support partners’ businesses.
Heather Hulse, Director of National Sales, ViewSonic America
Heather oversees channel development and partner management for ViewSonic’s national accounts. She continues to implement unique programs and drive revenue within the national accounts where ViewSonic doubled sales of interactive flat panel displays. Heather has worked diligently with her channel to strengthen partnerships and make it easier to do business with ViewSonic.
Lacey Patnella, National Sales Manager, ViewSonic America
Lacey is the national sales manager for the education sales team, inside sales reps and reseller channel in the Western U.S. Actively engaged in the channel, Lacey focused on training resellers in the education market on ViewBoard® and myViewBoard™ software to provide them with the knowledge to expand their businesses. She drives channel communications with reseller partners and was instrumental in developing a new inside sales support team at ViewSonic.
“To have three of these women from ViewSonic be chosen as part of CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel list makes us extremely proud,” said Jeff Volpe, president of ViewSonic Corp., “Deidre, Heather and Lacey offer inspiration to our channel partners and influence the sales teams to continue to grow. All three women encourage growth in their teams, markets and partners in the channel, and highlight new technology trends. ViewSonic and I congratulate Deidre, Heather and Lacey on making the CRN 2020 Women of the Channel list.”
The 2020 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN Magazine on June 8 and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. Follow The Channel Company: Website, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
Founded in California, ViewSonic is a leading global provider of visual solutions with a presence in more than 100 cities around the world. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic is committed to providing comprehensive hardware and software solutions that include monitors, projectors, digital signage, ViewBoard® interactive displays, and myViewBoard™ software ecosystem. With more than 30 years of expertise in visual displays, ViewSonic has established a strong position for delivering innovative and reliable solutions for education, enterprise, consumer, and professional markets and helping customers “See the Difference.” To find out more about ViewSonic, please visit www.viewsonic.com.
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