Four SolarWinds MSP Leaders Honored as CRN Women of the Channel

Elite annual list pays tribute to the IT channel’s top female executives

Durham, North Carolina, UNITED STATES

DURHAM, N.C., May 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that four SolarWinds MSP executives have been recognized as 2019 Women of the Channel by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. The four leaders include Sara Foley, senior director, product management; Debbie Lister, global events manager; Kim Salvatore, senior channel sales specialist; and Austina White, senior manager, technical support.

Executives from all areas of the IT channel ecosystem, representing technology suppliers, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organizations, were named to this year’s prestigious list. CRN editors choose the honorees from a multitude of channel leadership applicants and make selections based on professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

“We’re extremely proud of these four SolarWinds MSP leaders, each of whom contributes considerable talent and expertise to our partner community and to the IT channel overall,” said John Pagliuca, executive vice president, SolarWinds MSP. “We’d like to thank CRN and The Channel Company for recognizing their dedication to growing the channel and supporting IT service providers in North America and around the world.”

In the past year, SolarWinds MSP advanced its managed services portfolio to drive further growth and success for its MSPs, launching a number of new products including SolarWinds® Passportal suite—a unified set of password management and privileged client knowledge management tools. In addition, it continues to expand the services it offers its partners including: the Security Resource Center, a quick and easy way for MSPs to get the information they need about current security issues, trends, and best practices; MSP Pulse, a benchmarking tool that enables MSPs to get a business health checkup and peer comparison; the MSP Institute, a business playbook providing training and tips through business, sales, marketing, and technical tracks from experts and industry leaders; and the MSP Advice Project, a peer-to-peer networking community designed for MSPs to share knowledge, tips, and advice with fellow service providers.

“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.”

The 2019 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at


About SolarWinds
SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI) is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT infrastructure management software. Our products give organizations worldwide, regardless of type, size or IT infrastructure complexity, the power to monitor and manage the performance of their IT environments, whether on-premise, in the cloud, or in hybrid models. We continuously engage with all types of technology professionals—IT operations professionals, DevOps professionals, and managed service providers (MSPs)—to understand the challenges they face maintaining high-performing and highly available IT infrastructures. The insights we gain from engaging with them, in places like our THWACK® online community, allow us to build products that solve well-understood IT management challenges in ways that technology professionals want them solved. This focus on the user and commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT performance management has established SolarWinds as a worldwide leader in network management software and MSP solutions. 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

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