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.