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Tech Data's Jill Hayward Named to CRN's 100 People You Don't Know But Should List

CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) today announced that Jill Hayward, the company's director of Sales, Major Accounts, has been named by CRN to its 2015 100 People You Don't Know But Should list. Chosen by the CRN editorial staff with input from vendor, distribution, and solution provider executives, the annual list recognizes those who have demonstrable impact on channel strategies, initiatives and programs. According to CRN, the list aims to recognize people working within the channel who are not necessarily in the spotlight, but are working behind the scenes to make positive things happen for their partners.

A 20-year veteran of Tech Data, Hayward has served as director of Sales, Major Accounts since October 2010. In this role, she leads the strategic direction of the Major Accounts sales division, focused on growing the business of existing solution providers and developing new business for the company. Hayward was named Tech Data's Director of the Year in 2014 and is a co-founder of the company's first employee resource group for women. Earlier this year, she was named one of CRN's Women of the Channel. She holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Eckerd College.

"This recognition is a reflection of Jill's hard work and dedication to our partners throughout the IT channel," said Marty Bauerlein, senior vice president, U.S. Sales at Tech Data. "Jill's strong leadership and performance inspire others within the sales organization, and we couldn't be more proud to congratulate her on this accomplishment."

"CRN recognizes that many unsung heroes deserve to be spotlighted for their behind-the-scenes efforts," says Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "This list honors those in the IT-channel trenches, toiling each day to achieve success for their companies and partners."

Showcased in the October issue of CRN, the 100 People You Don't Know But Should list can be viewed at www.crn.com/100people.

Additionally,CRN recently featured Tech Data in the 2015 Cloud Computing Partner Program Guide for enabling and accelerating the growth of solution providers' cloud initiatives. The CRN 2015 Cloud Computing Partner Program Guide provides a valuable resource for solution providers to navigate the booming cloud marketplace by identifying technology suppliers that offer innovative cloud solutions and partner programs.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale 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 $27.7 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. It is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies." To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN®, XChange® Events, IPED® and SharedVue®, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT Amanda Lee Public Relations Manager (727) 538-5803 amanda.lee@techdata.com

Source:Tech Data Corporation