Three Tech Data Executives Named to CRN’s 2016 Women of the Channel List

CLEARWATER, Fla., May 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Tammy Gardner, vice president of SAP Development and Operations, Tiffany Embry, director of Sales, and Kaye McMillan, director of Sales Planning, to its prestigious 2016 Women of the Channel list. Embry was also named to CRN’s list of the 2016 Power 100, an elite subset of its Women of the Channel list. The women executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision, and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

“Having three of Tech Data’s women executives recognized by CRN is a true testament to the company’s success in the channel,” said Joe Quaglia, president, the Americas at Tech Data. “Tammy, Tiffany and Kaye have each shown tremendous leadership within our company, outstanding partnership with our customers and vendors, and commitment to developing future leaders through their involvement with Tech Data’s STEM educational programs for young women. We are excited to watch their continued success and congratulate all three on this well-deserved recognition.”

Gardner has served as vice president, SAP Development and Support at Tech Data since March 2015. Gardner is responsible for development, support, operations and testing teams inclusive of Tech Data’s proprietary pricing engine, catalog generation and article management systems. Over the last year, she has led the continued development and deployment of Tech Data’s world-class global SAP platform that has enabled the company to rapidly scale its business to meet the changing demands of its customers and vendor partners.

Embry has served as director, Sales at Tech Data since August 2013. She leads the company’s inside sales resources and assists with the development of strategic initiatives and planning for Tech Data’s Value-Added Reseller (VAR) Sales organization for the Central and Western regions of the United States. Embry has received numerous company awards, including Manager of the Year in 2011 and Director of the Year in 2016.

McMillan has served as director, Sales Planning at Tech Data since August 2012. She is responsible for planning, developing and implementing strategic projects for the sales organization and Tech Data’s Customer Care organization. Additionally, McMillan leads Tech Data’s TechSelect community and the company’s Public Sector business development and marketing teams, with a focus on creating a collaborative environment between solution providers, strategic vendor partners and Tech Data.

“These executives have made a lasting mark on our industry—growing and elevating partner programs, leading transitions to new business models and introducing cutting-edge go-to-market strategies, among other remarkable achievements,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate all the 2016 Women of the Channel and celebrate their singular contributions to the advancement of the channel ecosystem.”

The 2016 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2016. It is ranked No. 107 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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The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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