SonicWall’s Michele Campbell, Dawn Ringstaff Named to CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel List

CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named two SonicWall employees, Michele Campbell and Dawn Ringstaff, to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list, which recognizes top women in business for their vision, experience and influence in driving channel success.

In addition to being named to the Women of the Channel list, Campbell has the additional honor of also being recognized as a 2018 Woman of the Channel Power 100 honoree. The Power 100 belong to an exclusive group drawn from this larger list: women leaders whose vision and influence are key drivers of their company’s success and help move the entire IT channel forward.

“This accomplished group of leaders is steadily guiding the IT channel into a prosperous new era of services-led business models and deep, strategic partnerships,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel list honors executives who are driving channel progress doing will have lasting impact for years to come.”

Michele Campbell
Sr. Director, Global Channel Programs & Education Services, SonicWall

Campbell has been honored with the CRN Women of The Channel award three times over the course of her career, which includes 25 years of in-depth experience in the channel. In her role leading global channel programs and partner enablement at SonicWall, she led the charge in developing the SecureFirst Partner Program, which has had a significant impact on SonicWall in the past year with over 21,000 registered partners, 8,000 of those partners are new to SonicWall.

Campbell also introduced new partner enablement initiatives into the program, including SonicWall University to address the cybersecurity skills gap and train partners on insights gleaned by the SonicWall Capture Labs researchers, and new global marketing programs and incentives to help the SonicWall channel deliver cyber security solutions and services to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

Dawn Ringstaff
Regional Sales Director, SonicWall

Leveraging her 20 years of experience working in the channel, Ringstaff leads the team that is responsible for North American partner enablement, partner profitability and overall sales growth at SonicWall. During her decade at SonicWall, she has forged deep relationships with SonicWall’s North American partners, and was recognized internally at SonicWall as last year’s top-performing director on the channel and sales team in North America. As a seasoned channel sales leader, Ringstaff has mentored countless channel sales teams and at SonicWall she has been instrumental in helping many inside sales representatives transition to highly successful field territory channel managers.

The 2018 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at https://www.crn.com/wotc.

In addition to CRN naming Campbell and Ringstaff to the Women of the Channel list, CRN has included SonicWall and its executives on a number of additional prestigious lists since SonicWall became an independent cybersecurity company. In the past six months, SonicWall has been recognized with the following:

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Terri O'Leary
Sr. Manager, E-Services | SonicWall
Terri O’Leary currently leads SonicWall’s E-Services group, comprising of self service, knowledge management, social media and community. Terri has over ten years of experience in building self service experiences that engage and delight customers. With a background in Cyberpsychology, she is dedicated to building platforms and creating content that facilitates useful and meaningful online interactions. She also has an Australian Shepherd puppy named Zero.
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