CRN recognizes 5 SADA leaders on 2024 Women of the Channel lists

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By SADA Says | Cloud Computing Blog

SADA, An Insight Company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named four leaders on the 2024 Women of the Channel Power 100 Solution Provider list—an elite subset of prominent leaders selected from the CRN® 2024 Women of the Channel list. These four SADA leaders are: 

  • Sandy Hogan, Chief Revenue Officer
  • Narine Galstian, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Michelle Ambrose, Senior VP, Strategic Partnership
  • Nikki Harley, VP, Partner Ecosystem & Solutions

In addition, SADA’s Michelle D’Aquino, Director, Alliances, has been recognized for her achievements on the Women of the Channel list.  

Sandy Hogan, Chief Revenue Officer, leads SADA’s Customer Growth Organization, which encompasses the sales and partner teams. Under Sandy’s leadership, SADA further refined and expanded the development of customer solutions go-to-market making it more customer-centric and outcome-driven than ever before. She also leads the teams responsible for strategic partner, alliance, and ISV partner networks. Her teams successfully launched six solutions in conjunction with new and existing partners, which supported customers in security, cloud migration, and business continuity.

Michelle Ambrose, SVP, Strategic Partnerships, leads SADA’s Google Cloud partnership, Channel partners, and consulting partners globally, working to broaden and deepen the organizations SADA works with to grow their businesses, and develops and ensures execution against joint business plans with those key partners. By establishing the Strategic Partnerships team, Michelle elevated the management of SADA’s Google Cloud partner programs, creating more efficiencies in how SADA engages with partners and driving tighter alignment across SADA and Google.  

Narine Galstian, CMO, has led an impactful global brand and marketing, alliances, and business development teams, steering strategic business and alliance partnership objectives and overseeing teams that execute results-oriented marketing programs. Narine led the marketing strategy for a new go-to-market (GTM) direction, integrating ISV/Alliance partner solutions with key services across various pillars/industries to enhance customers’ cloud transformations. Her team also pivoted early with aggressive GTM initiatives for Generative AI, which contributed to SADA increasing AI and ML customer projects by 306%, year over year.

Nikki Harley, VP, Partner Ecosystem & Solutions, oversees technology and channel partnerships globally and is responsible for steering strategic initiatives that advance enterprise transformation through innovative outcomes-focused solutions. Nikki led the development of new outcome-based customer solutions, incorporating Google Cloud Native products, technology partners, professional services, and marketplace offerings. As part of this work, SADA added new strategic partnerships and expanded ecosystem engagement to enable the company to build out holistic, best-fit solutions for customers. 

Michelle D’Aquino, Director, Alliances, recognized in the Women of the Channel list, has spearheaded remarkable growth in the SaaS Alliance Program. Her strategic vision and goal-driven approaches have increased the program’s success, particularly in pipeline generation for reselling and services and partner satisfaction. Michelle is known for her dedication to fostering transparency with partners, executing effective GTM strategies, and aligning initiatives with SADA’s solution-led business goals.

“It is a great privilege to honor the remarkable achievements of these women leaders in the IT channel,” says Jennifer Follett, VP, U.S. Content and Executive Editor, CRN, at The Channel Company. “Each woman on the list has demonstrated a deep commitment to innovation and leadership that advances their organizations and drives transformation and success across the IT channel.” 

Tony Safoian, CEO of SADA, applauded this round of recognition. “Each of these leaders, representing SADA and Insight, demonstrates the utmost in integrity as they relentlessly drive customer-focused results,” says Safoian. “I know I speak for all of SADA when I thank Sandy Hogan, Michelle Ambrose, Narine Galstian, Nikki Harley, and Michelle D’Aquino for the tireless and creative work they’ve put into continuing our successful track record as a Google Cloud Premier Partner. We’re all incredibly proud!”

SADA parent company Insight is also well-represented this year. Insight leaders recognized on the 2024 Women of the Channel Power 100 Solutions Provider list include: 

  • Shannon Stewart, VP, Business Transformation
  • Megan Amdahl, SVP, Client Experience and North America Chief Operating Officer
  • Brenda Hudson, SVP Commercial Sales, Sales Enablement and Learning and Development 

Insight also landed 22 leaders on the 2024 Women of the Channel list: 

  • Maghen Hannigan, VP Operations, North America
  • Jen Hansberry, Director, Acquisition Field Sales
  • Ledda Kerr, Director, Partner Management & Alliances
  • Joy Levine-Winn, Director – Cloud Sales, Solutions & Success
  • Tina Guthrie, Director, Operations
  • Rachel Mason, Director, Marketing
  • Connie O’Brien, Director, Marketing
  • Danielle Olson, Director, eCommerce Client & Partner Engagement
  • Jonna Gage, VP, Customer Relationship Management
  • Jen Vasin, Global Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Melany Clayton, Director, Global IT Business Operations
  • Tina Pangle, VP, Strategic Projects
  • Carisa Bianchi, VP, North America Controller
  • Christine Hilts, VP Sales Enablement, Learning and Development
  • Brooke Munier, Director, Client Success & Renewals
  • Rachael Crump, Chief Accounting Officer
  • Jamie Werve, VP, Digital Commerce
  • Andrea Winkle, Director, Marketing
  • Michelle Reaux, VP, Diversity, Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Rachel Howard, Director, Marketing
  • Trish O’Keefe, Director, Microsoft Practice
  • Judith Breen, Director, Strategic Partnerships

The 2024 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine, and online coverage will start May 13 at

Cloud transformation starts today

To take advantage of the great strides these and other SADA cloud transformation experts have made, feel free to contact us and schedule a discovery call. We look forward to learning about your cloud vision, and are ready to help you achieve it. 

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