ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC), the leading international value-added distributor of specialty technology products, today announced that Christy Thompson, worldwide vice president of marketing for ScanSource, Inc., and Ansley Hoke, vice president of merchandising for ScanSource Catalyst, have been named to the CRN 2014 Women of the Channel list. 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 reseller industry.
Ms. Thompson has also been recognized as one of this year’s Power 100. The Power 100 spotlights those female executives at vendor and distributor organizations whose insight and influence in their respective companies help drive channel success.
Ms. Thompson leads ScanSource’s marketing and branding initiatives across all geographies, with a focus on generating ROI through integrated systems and workflows. She works closely with the Company’s executives to create comprehensive, results-driven marketing strategies and to better understand channel landscapes and stakeholder opinions. Ms. Thompson has led the implementation of numerous marketing systems and tools that have increased efficiencies and added new capabilities, and she continues to drive best practices with a focus on high-performance workflows and cross-functional team management. Ms. Thompson joined ScanSource in 2005 as Director of Strategic Marketing.
Ms. Hoke is responsible for the management and direction of ScanSource Catalyst’s vendor relationships, helping to guide strategy and jointly develop growth opportunities. She joined ScanSource in 2001, where she served in merchandising leadership roles for the Company’s Point-of-Sale and Barcode sales unit, most recently as acting Vice President of Merchandising. Ms. Hoke was instrumental in the development of many of the sales unit’s manufacturer partner relationships, helping to grow the relationship and lead the product management teams.
“These female executives have risen in the ranks of their organizations and are leaving their indelible mark on the technology channel. We celebrate their many contributions and the varied ways in which they help solution providers grow and thrive every day,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the Women of the Channel, and look forward to their continued success.”
“Christy’s leadership skills and commitment to enhancing and improving processes and information sharing across geographies have been instrumental to the continued growth of our worldwide marketing team, while Ansley’s direction of our merchandising teams has helped to foster extremely strong relationships that are critical to the success of the Company,” said Buck Baker, president, Worldwide Barcode and Security, ScanSource, Inc. “Christy and Ansley and their teams remain focused on supporting our vendor and reseller partners, as well as continuing to cultivate and promote the channel. They are valuable additions to the CRN Women of the Channel list.”
A special feature of the Women of the Channel is in the June issue of CRN magazine and expanded coverage of the Power 100 will be featured online at www.crn.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.
About ScanSource, Inc.
ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is the leading international distributor of specialty technology products, focusing on point-of-sale (POS) and barcode, communications and physical security solutions. ScanSource’s teams provide value-added services and operate from two technology segments, Worldwide Barcode & Security and Worldwide Communications & Services. ScanSource is committed to helping its reseller customers choose, configure, and deliver the industry’s best products across almost every vertical market in North America, Latin America and Europe. Founded in 1992, the Company ranks #751 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, visit www.scansource.com.