|By Business Wire||
|June 2, 2014 03:28 PM EDT||
SHI International Corp., one of North America's top 20 largest IT solutions providers, today announced that Thai Lee, President and CEO, has been named to the CRN 2014 Women of the Channel list, and has been recognized as one of this year’s inaugural Power 50 Solution Providers. The annual Women of the Channel list highlights the accomplishments of female executives within vendor, distribution, and solution provider organizations, and the impact they are having on the advancement of the IT channel. The Power 50 honors an elite subset of female executives at solution provider organizations who are extending their respective company's sphere of influence as trusted advisers.
SHI is the largest minority- and woman-owned business in the United States. When she started SHI, Lee’s strategic vision was to build a customer-first, service-oriented company with a strong partner network and thousands of employees who are passionate about exceeding global customer expectations. That commitment is evident in SHI’s 99 percent customer retention rate and its continuous growth. In 2013, Lee drove SHI to a record $5 billion in revenue, making SHI one of the largest privately held firms in its field. Lee was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year in 2012.
“We are seeing a steady increase in the number of female executives making their mark in the solution provider community,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “The new Power 50 list shines a spotlight on both their contributions as individuals and the importance of the solution provider role in the success of their clients. We congratulate the Women of the Channel, and look forward to their continued success.”
“I am honored to be included among so many impressive female leaders and successful business people,” said Lee. “Our customers give us a tremendous opportunity to serve them with the most cutting-edge solutions from partners that include the biggest names in technology. The tradition of excellence and success that SHI has established continues to drive the company forward, and I’m pleased to represent the entire company as a symbol of its success.”
The Women of the Channel will be featured in the June issue of CRN magazine and online at www.crn.com.
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $5 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry's most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. With over 2,500 employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 17th among CRN's Solution Provider 500 list of North American IT solution providers. For more information, visit http://www.SHI.com.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.
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