SOURCE: Trace3


July 27, 2011 10:20 ET

Trace3's Sandy Salty & Susan Bullwinkle Named 'Power 100 & Women of the Channel' by CRN Magazine

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 27, 2011) - Trace3, a leading IT Systems Integrator that provides solutions & services for reducing IT infrastructure complexity, today announced that Sandy Salty, VP of Business Development and Susan Bullwinkle, District Manager, have been recognized as a Power 100 & Women of the Channel by CRN Magazine. The "Who's Who" list recognizes female executives for their accomplishments over the past year, based on their achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel. This year's Women of the Channel were chosen by the editors of CRN Magazine from a field of vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers. This is Sandy's second year in a row being named in both Power 100 & Women of the Channel and Susan Bullwinkle's first time being recognized on the Women of the Channel list.

"It is very exciting to see both Sandy & Susan honored by CRN for their hard work and determination for success," said Hayes Drumwright, CEO of Trace3. "Sandy has been championing the growth and acceleration of our channel partners through multiple divisions of new business development, specifically, the launch of Trace3's ATC (Authorized Training Center) Program which focuses on certified product training for both end-users and partners. Since 2005 Susan has dominated Colorado by building Trace3 to become the #1 Partner for our manufacturers. Susan's determination and relationships she creates within channel, customers and team provides a strong brand for Trace3 and is no surprise she doubled her regions revenue in 2010. Sandy and Susan's attributes have made them instrumental to Trace3's success."

Sandy Salty
Vice President, Business Development
Years in position:
Years in channel: 6
2nd Consecutive Year honored by CRN's Power 100 & Women of the Channel (2010 & 2011)
Salty points to Trace3's successful rebranding into an IT systems integrator with an emphasis on consulting, technology and outsourcing expertise as the overall key accomplishment. Also critical was going from $120 million to $200 million in revenue and doubling headcount, all while maintaining a unique and incredible culture, she says.

Susan Bullwinkle
District Sales Manager
Years in position:
Years in channel: 14
The most important highlight from 2010, says Bullwinkle, was watching a team of engineers and sales "superstars" she started to build in 2005 reach its goal of doubling revenue from 2009. A close second was becoming the largest partner in Colorado for Trace3's largest manufacturers.

"This year's Power 100 Women of the Channel list honors the most successful and influential women in the IT channel -- a traditionally male-centric industry. The Power 100 list is an elite subset of our annual Women of the Channel list, which recognizes the 100 most influential women of the channel based on their overall achievements, and their influence in the technology industry," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel.

The Power 100 Women of the Channel will be listed on The overall Women of the Channel list will appear in the July 2011 issue of CRN Magazine.

About Trace3
is a leading regional IT Systems Integrator in the Southwest United States that specializes in developing custom solutions that reduce complexity within a corporate IT infrastructure. Trace3 helps clients maximize their IT infrastructure ROI by simplifying data management, virtualization, network security and application acceleration, disaster recovery services and new cloud computing initiatives.

As IT departments growingly move into "the cloud" and begin evaluating the cost savings and benefits associated with a shared infrastructure, it has become clear to Trace3 that in order to continue providing true value add to our clients and manufacturer partners, we need to fill a void in the IT market. That void being IT co-management services, where not only do we understand their IT environment and help them solve IT problems as Trace3 has traditionally done, but also provide them with 2 main features: 1) an IT vision (tokened "Define your X") that we aid in defining and achieving and 2) co-management services to achieve that vision. Co-management consists of several services ranging from the most basic, such as installation, to the most integrated, such as staff augmentation or residency. The goal of our co-management services is to allow the client the benefit of scalability of all infrastructure resources within their IT department.

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