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Industry Recognition

Two Carahsoft Sales Execs Named 2017 Women of the Channel by CRN

Maryam Emdadi Smith and Rebecca Brockschmidt on Elite Power 30 Solutions Providers List

Reston, Va. – July 7, 2017 – Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, announced today that CRNCRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Rebecca Brockschmidt and Maryam Emdadi Smith, to its 2017 Power 30 Solution Providers, an elite subset of its prestigious annual Women of the Channel list.

CRN’s editorial team selects Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the channel. The Power 30 Solution Providers belong to an exclusive group drawn from this larger list: women leaders in solution provider organizations whose vision and influence are key drivers of their companies’ success and help move the entire IT channel forward.

Maryam Emdadi Smith has been a member of the Carahsoft senior management team since 2007 and is a major contributor to year-over-year growth. In her current role, she manages the Dell EMC Technologies sales team with a keen focus on building and enabling the Dell EMC’s public sector sales team and channel partners through educational, networking, and demand generation activities. In 2016, she organized more than 50 training and networking events bringing together Dell EMC technologists and reseller partners to share expertise related to addressing public sector challenges. In 2016, she and her team led a push to expand Dell EMC’s footprint in the state and local market, bringing on 30 new partners to drive that business.

Rebecca Brockschmidt, six years with Carahsoft, is the Sales Director for the Splunk Public Sector team at Carahsoft. In this role, she works with Splunk to introduce the security and analytic capabilities of Splunk to government agencies and develops programs that enable the partner ecosystem to generate net new opportunities and nurture existing customers. She is also building out an Alliance Partner team that has on-boarded several new technology vendors whose solutions are complementary to Splunk technologies, including Insight Engines, Qmulos, Optensity >rapid response, Gemini and Syncsort.

“These extraordinary executives support every aspect of the channel ecosystem, from technical innovation to marketing to business development, working tirelessly to keep the channel moving into the future,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "They are developing fresh go-to-market strategies, strengthening the channel’s network of partnerships and building creative new IT solutions, among many other contributions. We congratulate all the 2017 Women of the Channel on their stellar accomplishments and look forward to their future success.”

“I am thrilled to see Maryam and Rebecca recognized for the leadership and innovation they bring to the partner ecosystem,” said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft President. “They are great examples of the industry focus we foster at Carahsoft and the value we bring to our vendors, resellers and government customers.”

The 2017 Women of the Channel list is featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-performing GSA Schedule and SEWP contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver Dell EMC, Splunk, VMware, Symantec, Veritas, Adobe, F5 Networks, Google Cloud, ServiceNow, Open Source, HPE Software, SAP, Salesforce, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing and largest firms by CRN, Inc., Forbes, Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at


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