Two Infor Employees Named CRN's Women of the Channel

August 12, 2019

CRN’s annual Women of the Channel list features influential women leaders who have shown a great deal of impact for their channel. CRN editors create the list by carefully reviewing each applicant before selecting the final winners. CRN’s "Women Of The Channel” project recognizes influential women leaders with extraordinary expertise and vision. The companies of the winners congratulate their colleague and empower female channel leaders while converting their partner program to a vast audience of captivated solution providers.

This year, Salena Butler, Vice President of North American Channels was named as one of CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel Power 100. Julie Schrady, Vice President of Global Partner Recruitment, was also named to the Women of the Channel. These women were so excited to find this information out.

Salena Butler states, ""I truly enjoy working with and assisting partners to build profitable businesses with our solutions. It is an honor to be recognized for my passion."

Her manager states her dedication and hard work is shown in "every aspect of her business as a channel leader." Butler has been on the list multiple times in the past as well. Over the past 9 years, Butler has run multiple facets of the Infor channel business, primarily in the manufacturing division, and also the distribution and CRM teams. Now, she is responsible for North American manufacturing channel sales as well as the channel recruiting teams. Minneapolis, Minnesota, is her home base.

She states, “the main key to success this year for our partners is evolving and capturing the move to cloud. It is helping their customers understand the importance of what the cloud can offer them and allow them to stay ahead of their competition.” She also states regarding what she does, "I lead the North America Partner Council. This council’s mission is to help prioritize the areas in which we need improvement. This feedback and structure has and will continue to help Infor make positive changes. The work of the council has led directly to improvements in our products. We have also impacted how leads are routed to our partners, how we execute during the sales cycle, and how we support our customers long term.”

Julie Schrady has worked in the channels business for over 17 years. She joined Infor in 2009, and is currently responsible for the recruitment, onboarding and transition experience for new channel partners as well as the Infor Partner Network program. She is based out of San Diego, California.

CRN is a brand of The Channel Company. The executives named to its annual lists span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers, and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for outstanding leadership, vision, and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

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  • Infor culture
  • Worldwide
  • North America
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