SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Quali, the leading provider of Cloud Sandboxes for automating the DevOps lifecycle, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Joan Wrabetz, Chief Technology Officer of Quali, to its prestigious 2016 Women of the Channel list.
The women executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision, and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation. CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees on the basis of their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.
Prior to her current role, Wrabetz was the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Emerging Product Division of EMC. Her impressive credentials include over 20 years of executive management experience at public and privately held technology companies. She has been an executive at a number of startup technology companies, has been a Venture Partner with BlueStream Ventures, and has been on the board of directors or advisory board of many early stage technology companies.
Wrabetz was the founder and CEO of Aumni Data, a developer of big data analytics technology. She was the CEO of Tricord Systems (acquired by Adaptec), one of the first companies to introduce a commercial product based on distributed file system technology. Earlier, Wrabetz was the Vice President and General Manager for SAN operations at StorageTek, a $650M revenue business, responsible for all open systems products, including tape libraries, disk systems, and SAN switches. Prior to joining StorageTek, Ms. Wrabetz was the founder and CEO of Aggregate Computing, a grid computing software company, acquired by Platinum Technologies. Before Aggregate, Ms. Wrabetz held management and senior technical positions at Control Data Corporation and SRI International.
Wrabetz holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, an MSEE from Stanford University, and a BSEE from Yale University. She has taught as an adjunct faculty member at the University of St. Thomas, St. Mary's University, and at the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota. She holds patents in load balancing, distributed systems and machine learning classification and analytics.
"These executives have made a lasting mark on our industry—growing and elevating partner programs, leading transitions to new business models and introducing cutting-edge go-to-market strategies, among other remarkable achievements." said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "We congratulate all the 2016 Women of the Channel and celebrate their singular contributions to the advancement of the channel ecosystem."
"I am honored to be chosen by CRN for this selection to their Women of the Channel list," Wrabetz said. "Throughout my career I have worked to support and mentor other women, so this is a truly gratifying recognition for me."
The 2016 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc2016.
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