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Five Leaders Across Sage Named CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel

May 15, 2018

ATLANTA, May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sage (FTSE:SGE), the market leader in cloud business management solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named high-achieving Sage leadership members to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list. Jennifer Warawa, Executive Vice President of Partners, Accountants and Alliances; Kerstin Demko, Director, Regional Channel Marketing; Stephanie Kleber, Director of Channel & Sales Enablement; Susan Vincent, Senior Director of Partner Services; and Nancy Sperry, Regional Vice President of Channel Sales, all earned spots on the list.

These women are recognized for their outstanding leadership, vision, and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation. They were also selected as a result of their channel accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, and ongoing dedication to nurturing and growing the partner community.

“The success and growth of our partners is integral to the overall health and performance of our business and Sage Business Cloud. As such, we are dedicated to empowering the channel to achieve new heights and grow their business by sharing best practices, offering professional development opportunities and supporting their marketing initiatives,” said Nancy Harris, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Sage North America. “Each of these professionals have shown exemplary leadership and creativity, driving measurable results and providing excellent value to our partners.”

Jennifer Warawa is recognized for her commitment to the Sage partner community, from leveraging and sharing best practices from around the globe, to understanding how Sage can evolve to support their business growth. These learnings led to simplification across the Sage global partner program, a more robust partner enablement program and an accelerated rollout of a new Partner Account Management model.

For the sixth consecutive year, Stephanie Kleber is recognized for her tremendous leadership in partner relations. Kleber has been instrumental in the design and execution of the Sage Intacct Business Building Conference for top Sage Intacct partners, creating an engaging program to develop and convey new best practices and tools to help channel partners be more successful in their practices.

Susan Vincent was honored for a third consecutive year based on her commitment to fostering new partner engagement and achievement. Vincent implemented enhancements to Sage Intacct’s Partner Services Onboarding Program, enabling new partners to attain excellent first year results and rapid growth.

Nancy Sperry, a first-time honoree, was named to the list for her dedication to driving partner success. As a member of the channel leadership team, Sperry has played an integral role in developing Sage Intacct’s channel strategy. She works closely with partners to understand and accelerate their business, creating value for the entire Sage Intacct partner ecosystem.

Kerstin Demko, also a first-time honoree, was recognized for her leadership role in managing all facets of Sage’s strategic marketing operations for industry leading channel organization’s products and brands. She started in the Sage Payments division and worked her way to lead the largest channel marketing group in the company.

Leading women from across the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers, and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem, were honored in the 2018 edition of CRN’s annual list.

“This accomplished group of leaders is steadily guiding the IT channel into a prosperous new era of services-led business models and deep, strategic partnerships,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel list honors executives who are driving channel progress through a number of achievements—exemplary partner programs, innovative product development and marketing, effective team-building, visionary leadership and accelerated sales growth—as well as advocacy for the next generation of women channel executives.”

The 2018 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc.

Sage Intacct is based in San Jose, and is an entity of Sage. To learn more about the Sage Intacct Partner Program visit: www.sageintacct.com/become-partner.

About SageSage (FTSE:SGE) is the global market leader for technology that helps businesses of all sizes manage everything from money to people – whether they’re a start-up, scale-up or enterprise. We do this through Sage Business Cloud - the one and only business management solution that customers will ever need, comprising Accounting, Financials, Enterprise Management, People & Payroll and Payments & Banking.

Our mission is to free business builders from the burden of admin, so they can spend more time doing what they love – and we do that every day for three million customers across 23 countries, through our 13,000 colleagues and a network of accountants and partners. We are committed to doing business the right way and giving back to our communities through Sage Foundation.

Find out more at www.sage.com/en-us.To learn more about the Sage Partner Program go here.

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 unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

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

Lisa Williams PR Manager Lisa.Williams@sage.com

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