May 11, 2022
CRN’s annual Women of the Channel list honors exceptional women in North America for their strategic vision, thought leadership, and channel advocacy that impacts growth and innovation in the channel. The annual Women of the Channel list is the official guide to the top female leaders of the IT channel.
The Women of the Channel Power 100 list acknowledges an elite subgroup of executive IT leaders in North America who have gone above and beyond to inspire others and make an impact on their organization and the entire IT channel through perseverance and an unshakeable dedication to channel success.
This year, CRN honored several Datto women in go-to-market roles. We congratulate the award winners and thank them for their hard work and continued dedication.
VP, Global Sales Development
Gayla Harris leads Global Sales Development and Sales/Partner Enablement at Datto. In the last two years, she has formalized or revamped the sales development, sales enablement, and partner enablement programs to increase successful partner engagements and enable the growth of channel partners. Last year, Gayla collaborated with her team to create and deliver partner enablement resources to not only support and educate MSPs, but also provide selling tools to help them grow their businesses.
VP, Product Marketing
Meha Varier leads Product Marketing at Datto, a group of 12 marketing professionals who are passionate about delivering value to MSPs through products and solutions that drive efficiency, margins, and growth. This past year, Meha’s team delivered valuable content to channel partners through technical webinars, industry research reports and key Datto events. As MSPs become even more critical to SMBs with respect to cybersecurity, her goal is to help Datto develop, deliver, and drive awareness for security-centric solutions that help MSPs protect their clients with ease and efficiency.
Channel Development Manager
Desraie Thomas is a key member of Datto’s Business Development team, engaging with partners worldwide. This past year, Desraie worked with CompTIA to create new content to help MSPs grow and co-hosted DattoCon NOW virtually before 6,500 live MSPs worldwide. She prides herself on being able to entertain, engage, and educate channel partners around the globe.
Chief Marketing Officer
Brooke Cunningham joined Datto in January 2022 as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, her initial focus area has been to deliver an integrated marketing program that supports Datto MSP partners as they position security solutions for their clients. Her goal is to deliver growth opportunities to partners that support them in expanding their footprint both with existing and new SMB customers.