Star2Star Communications, a World Leader in Cloud Communications, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Michelle Accardi, President and Chief Revenue Officer, to its list of 2017 Power 100 for the third consecutive year.
The Power 100 celebrates the most influential leaders who continually drive vision, inspiration, and success for their companies. This list is an elite subset of CRN's prestigious annual Women of the Channel project and is selected by CRN's editorial team from a larger group of professionals who help move the entire IT channel forward.
Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, says that these women "are creating and elevating channel partner programs, developing fresh go-to-market strategies, strengthening the channel's network of partnerships and building creative new IT solutions, among many other contributions. We congratulate all the 2017 Women of the Channel on their stellar accomplishments and look forward to their future success."
Star2Star's CEO, Norman Worthington, echoes Faletra's statement: "Michelle's holistic approach to increasing our partners' successes has undoubtedly established a precedent in the industry. We are so proud of Michelle for receiving this honor for the third year in a row."
Before Accardi joined Star2Star in 2013, she led the digital marketing team at CA Technologies. In this role, she transformed the company's digital and social presence. In addition to her leadership successes, she is also the author of the book, Agile Marketing.
Accardi has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the 2017 CRN Channel Chief.
The 2017 Women of the Channel and Power 100 lists will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc.
Founded in 2006 in Sarasota, Florida, Star2Star Communications delivers the World's Leading Cloud Communications Solution. Star2Star's award-winning, patented Constellation™ Network overcomes the reliability and quality limitations of other communications technologies.
Star2Star unifies customers' voice, video, fax, instant messaging and presence management into a single, easy-to-use system. The company has one of the highest long-term customer retention rates in the industry at 99.85% and has been recently recognized by numerous leading analysts.
In the past six years, Star2Star was named to the Forbes Most Promising Companies list, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 five times, and the Inc. 500|5000 six times. The company was also named by Infonetics as a Top 10 Hosted Business VoIP/UC Provider, as well as in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide.
Star2Star Communications solutions are sold globally through a diversified network of partners that includes distributors, master agents, managed service providers and certified installing dealers. Star2Star systems are used by hundreds of thousands of business users, including many large national chains with multi-location footprints.
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