Tech Data's Beltz and Nethercoat Named 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs

CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that both Angela ("Angie") Beltz, the company's vice president of Product Marketing, Cisco Solutions Group, and Stacy Nethercoat, the company's vice president of Product Marketing, TDCloud, have been named by CRN to its 2015 Channel Chief list. Chosen by the CRN editorial staff with input from vendor, distribution, and solution provider executives, the list recognizes those who have demonstrable impact on channel strategies, initiatives and programs. According to CRN, this prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT industry.

A 15-year company veteran, Beltz is responsible for leading Tech Data's dedicated team of sales, marketing and technical professionals supporting all Cisco solutions available through Tech Data in the U.S., including data center, enterprise networking, wireless, unified communications and computing, video, security, and cloud. As a result of her efforts in 2014, Tech Data was awarded Cisco's Global and U.S. Distributor of the Year awards. Beltz was also named a 2014 Business Woman of the Year by Tampa Bay Business Journal, and was awarded the Tampa Bay Technology Forum's 2014 Technology Leader of the Year. In 2011, she was named to CRN's Power 100 Women of the Channel list.

"Angie is a proven leader with a track record of success," said Chuck Bartlett, senior vice president, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) at Tech Data. "She is dedicated to channel enablement and supporting the diverse technical needs of solution providers. Angie's leadership and focus have provided innovations like the award-winning Momentum program and Ignite for our channel partners, allowing them to leverage the Tech Data ecosystem and capture new market opportunities. Beyond the channel, Angie is a leader in the community, where she is dedicated to STEM education initiatives and building the future leaders of tomorrow."

Nethercoat leads Tech Data's TDCloud business unit, which is dedicated to the adoption of cloud computing and the enablement of solution providers to build a profitable business through a recurring revenue model. A 20-year company veteran, Nethercoat is responsible for TDCloud's organizational structure, strategic direction, business development, sales and marketing. Recently, she was named to the seventh annual MSPmentor 250 by Penton Technology Group, which identifies the world's leading Managed Services Provider (MSP) executives, entrepreneurs, experts, coaches and community leaders. As a result of her efforts in 2014, Tech Data was ranked No. 21 in the Talkin' Cloud 100. In 2009, Nethercoat was named to CRN's Power 100 Women of the Channel list.

"Stacy's strong influence in the channel and leadership in cloud computing is exactly why she was chosen by CRN as one of this year's Channel Chiefs," said Brian Davis, senior vice president, U.S. Marketing at Tech Data. "Aligning the company's cloud strategy with market growth, Stacy and her team enable solution providers to migrate their businesses successfully to a profitable cloud model. Under her leadership, Tech Data was recognized as one of the world's top 100 cloud aggregators. As we continue to focus on this strategic part of our business, we look forward to continued success in our TDCloud business under Stacy's leadership."

"Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success."

The 2015 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February issue of CRN and can be found online at

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.8 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014. It is ranked No. 111 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies." To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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