Inaugural list celebrates “extraordinary” women leaders who are helping shape the future
of the IT channel
July 23, 2020 — Irvine, Calif., — Ingram Micro Inc. today announced CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Cheryl Rang, Director of Advanced Solutions, to its 2020 list of 100 Rising Female Stars. The exclusive list identifies extraordinary women who are helping to shape the future of the IT channel through their dedication, hard work, and innovation, positioning themselves as leaders and helping their organizations succeed.
“From college intern to celebrated business leader, Cheryl’s career growth and accomplishments within Ingram Micro are inspiring and impactful,” said Eric Kohl, vice president, Advanced Solutions, Ingram Micro. “Recognized as an incredible listener and strategist, Cheryl leads by example, keeping her focus on the needs of her team and the partners they serve. A natural leader, Cheryl has a talent for simplifying the complex, solving challenges and finding new and different ways to grow together as a team and with our partners. Thank you to CRN for spotlighting these rising stars and a huge congratulations to Cheryl for her continued business contributions and channel leadership.”
Rang debut on the CRN Women of the Channel list in 2019, and was once again honored in 2020. Throughout the span of her 13-year career within Ingram Micro, Rang has prioritized people and performance, helping her team, as well as the IT manufacturers and solution providers, be the best in the markets they serve. In her current role as Director of Advanced Solutions, Rang oversees Ingram Micro’s award-winning, 40-person strong U.S. IBM Software, Hardware and Services business. Additionally, Rang plays an active role in the Women’s Leadership Forum and is involved in strategic company initiatives around Data Center and Recurring Billing management.
“Personally and professionally, I’ve always believed you get back what you put in,” says Rang. “From day one, Ingram Micro presented me with a phenomenal career lattice and the room to learn, grow and inspire others to dream big and work hard to exceed expectations and set a higher bar of service excellence. I’m so grateful to Ingram Micro for the opportunity to pursue and diversify my career path within a great organization, and find my strength as an individual contributor, team member, and business leader. A special word of thanks to CRN for seeking out the rising female stars in our industry, and continuing to spotlight the career success of women leaders worldwide.”
The Top 100 Rising Female Stars list was selected by the CRN® editorial team. The final honorees were chosen based on their demonstrated leadership, expertise, innovation, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel. The talented group of 100 women are being celebrated for their ongoing contributions to the development and strategies of their organization’s channel partner programs and for exuding excellence in areas such as partner engagement, program management and marketing.
“CRN’s 2020 100 Rising Female Stars list honors leaders who are poised to impact the industry for many years. They are accelerating the growth of their companies through excellent direction and innovation in their field,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The accomplishments of these women are reshaping the IT channel, and we are proud to honor their achievements.”
The 2020 list of 100 Rising Female Stars is featured in a special July issue of CRN® Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/risingstars. Rang’s portfolio can be viewed here as part of the CRN slide show.
About Ingram Micro
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