SED International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SED), today announced that Kari Stevison, Director Corporate Marketing has been recognized by UBM Tech Channel’s CRN as one of the top Women of the Channel. CRN’s annual list recognizes nearly 300 female executives across vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers for their accomplishments over the past year, and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward. This year’s Women of the Channel were chosen by the editors of CRN based on their achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel. These women represent a changing trend in a traditionally male dominated industry.
Kari Stevison has over 13 years in the channel and close to 7 years at SED. Kari has spent the last 4 years as Director of Marketing and was recently promoted to Director of Corporate Marketing and head of the marketing department at SED. Kari’s current priorities include creating marketing strategies around realignment of SED’s fundamental core competencies in IT Storage, Small Business IT Solutions, Retail and Ecommerce Fulfilment and Touch Interface Technology.
“We honor and congratulate this list of influential women who are dedicated to supporting the mission of the channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of UBM Tech Channel. “For years, we have identified and celebrated the women who have made an indelible mark on the technology industry through unmatched innovation and razor focus on meeting the needs of the IT channel community.”
“Kari is an influential thought leader who has been absolutely instrumental in defining and helping to implement our strategic vision at SED. She recognizes the power of collaboration and works tirelessly with our valued vendor partners to drive creative marketing solutions to best enable the channel community. We are very proud of Kari’s accomplishments and recognition in the channel,” said Derrek Hallock, SED’s Sr. Vice President, Consumer & Commercial Divisions.A special feature of the Women of the Channel is in the June issue of CRN magazine, in addition to expanded coverage of The 100 Most Powerful Women of the Channel, which will be featured online at www.crn.com. About SED International Holdings, Inc. Founded in 1980, SED International Holdings, Inc. is a multinational, preferred distributor of leading computer technology, consumer electronics and small appliance products. The company also offers custom-tailored supply chain management services ideally suited to meet the priorities and distribution requirements of the e-commerce, Business-to-Business and Business-to-Consumer markets. Headquartered near Atlanta, Georgia with business operations in California; Florida; Georgia; New Jersey; Bogota, Colombia and Buenos Aires, Argentina, SED serves a customer base of over 10,000 channel partners and retailers in the United States, Latin America, and Caribbean. To learn more, please visit www.SEDonline.com. About UBM Tech Channel UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UBMTechChannel. UBM plc ( www.ubm.com ) UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.