Carahsoft is honored to be recognized for our outstanding performance by the industry, trade press and, most importantly, our partners.


Industry Recognition

Nine Carahsoft Executives Named CRN’s Women of the Channel for 2020

Leaders Recognized for Outstanding Achievements in Public Sector IT

RESTON, Va. — June 2, 2020 — Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named nine company executives to its esteemed 2020 Women of the Channel list. Recognizing the unique strengths, vision and achievements of a select group of women, the annual list acknowledges channel leaders for their contributions to channel advocacy, growth, thought leadership and dedication to the IT channel.

“We are honored to have CRN recognize the outstanding efforts of these nine influential leaders in the public sector IT market,” said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft President. “These executives exemplify exceptional leadership, focus and commitment to the success of their teams and Carahsoft’s government customers and ecosystem of reseller partners.”

Bethany Blackwell, Rebecca Brennan, Tina Chiao, Maryam Emdadi, Tiffany Goddard, Natalie Gregory, Laura Markovich, Annie Marshall and Sehar Wahla were recognized by CRN for their eminence as top leaders, achievers, visionaries and for their dedication to the channel.

  • Bethany Blackwell: Bethany serves as the Sales Director for Carahsoft’s Salesforce Team. Last year she worked with Carahsoft’s internal teams to develop a program for onboarding, tracking and selling Salesforce products and services. As a result, Bethany led the Salesforce team to a revenue growth of more than $55M from 80 unique ecosystem partners.
  • Rebecca Brennan: Rebecca is the Sales Director for Carahsoft’s Splunk Public Sector Team. In 2019, she helped grow Splunk’s Public Sector business by over 20% and has made significant contributions to programs allowing Splunk to generate net new opportunities, nurture customers and provide preeminent solutions to the public sector. This is the third consecutive year Rebecca has been recognized on the CRN Women of the Channel list.
  • Tina Chiao: Tina is the Senior Director of Sales for Carahsoft’s Amazon Web Services Team. She has played an instrumental role in creating and implementing numerous joint marketing and partner-focused call campaign programs over the previous year, which has led to net new business opportunities and growth of the partners’ existing footprint.
  • Maryam Emdadi: Maryam serves as Vice President of Sales for Carahsoft’s Dell Team. She has launched several sales campaigns that helped generate millions of dollars in incremental sales for Carahsoft’s top channel partners. In 2019, Maryam contributed to a 46% growth in channel business by launching various successful sales campaigns. This is the third time Maryam has been recognized on the CRN Women of the Channel list.
  • Tiffany Goddard: Tiffany serves as the Sales Director for the Citizen Experience, Law Enforcement and Geospatial teams at Carahsoft. In 2019, Tiffany developed Carahsoft sales programs which generated more than 1,000 leads for the vendors she supports and contributed to the 30% growth her team saw last year. She was a key contributor to sales and marketing planning for the 10 companies added to her team over the past year. This is the second time Tiffany has been recognized on the CRN Women of the Channel list.
  • Natalie Gregory: Natalie serves as Vice President for Carahsoft and manages the Red Hat, Open Source and Atlassian business units. She strives to create trusted, long-term partnerships with resellers and system integrators by understanding their business model and connecting partners to corresponding software manufacturers. In 2019, Natalie led corporate channel trainings for all new hires each month, developed incentivized channel programs for new software manufacturers and surpassed over three billion dollars in channel sales.
  • Laura Markovich: Laura is the Director of Sales for Carahsoft’s Tableau Public Sector Team. Laura is the architect of Carahsoft’s Customer Nurture program which provides the resources needed to get new customers up-and-running with their software purchases quickly and provides on-going nurturing, resulting in increased license sales, renewals and upsell opportunities for Carahsoft and its vendor partners. She also helped Tableau partners navigate Tableau’s recent acquisition by Salesforce. This is the second time Laura has been recognized on the CRN Women of the Channel list.
  • Annie Marshall: Annie serves as the Director of Sales for Carahsoft’s Symantec team. Over the past year, Annie has worked closely with Carahsoft’s Contracts Team to increase Symantec’s presence in key markets, resulting in a Blanket Purchase Agreement award from the DoD for cybersecurity solutions and the addition of Symantec to Carahsoft’s Master Service Agreement with The Quilt to reach educational institutions and nonprofits. Annie has since transitioned to managing Carahsoft’s Pure Storage product line as of April.
  • Sehar Wahla: Sehar is the Manager of Partner Business Development for Carahsoft’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) Team. She has been a key contributor in the creation of Carahsoft’s first cloud distribution programs. In 2019, Sehar focused on developing billing infrastructure through building enablement programs and strategizing incentive and registration programs with AWS on behalf of Carahsoft’s partners.

Read more about Carahsoft’s 2020 CRN Women of the Channel nominees here.

“CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel list recognizes an accomplished group of influential women leaders whose strategic vision and unique achievements accelerate channel growth through cultivated partnerships, innovative thought leadership, and unwavering dedication to the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their accomplishments and contributions to driving channel success.”

Since its founding in 2004, Carahsoft has provided the public sector with IT solutions from hundreds of technology vendors, prime contractors, system integrators, value-added resellers, and channel partners. In 2019, the company booked more than $6.5 billion in sales and expanded its team to include more than 1,400 sales, marketing, customer service and contracting professionals.

The 2020 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN® Magazine on June 8 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 VMware, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, Veritas, McAfee, Dell, Adobe, F5 Networks, Google Cloud, ServiceNow, Open Source, Micro Focus Government Solutions, 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 Bloomberg Government. Visit us at or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


Mary Lange
(703) 230-7434

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

Follow The Channel Company: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook

Copyright ©2020. CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved.

The Channel Company Contact:

Jennifer Hogan
The Channel Company

View source version on Globe Newswire