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Tech Data’s Dana Reina Named One of CRN’s “100 People You Don’t Know But Should”

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Dana Reina, a Marketing Manager in Tech Data’s Cisco Solutions Group, as one of its 100 People You Don’t Know But Shouldin the IT channel for 2016. The CRN editorial team, assessing feedback from solution providers and other industry executives, compiles this annual list to celebrate under-the-radar channel management team members from the industry’s top vendors and distributors. Those selected have worked tirelessly to create, promote and manage programs and policies that support and advance the IT channel. 

Reina has served as Marketing Manager, Cisco Solutions Group since September 2007. In her role, she leads a team focused on supporting Tech Data’s Sales organization and engaging its customers in all operational, business development and enablement services for Cisco. Reina has been a consistent driver of growth and efficiency through innovation, simplification of tools and processes, and a dedicated focus on customer experience, leading to record revenue and market share growth for Tech Data’s Cisco services business. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida. 

“This acknowledgment is a testament to Dana’s leadership and commitment to her team, our company, and the continued results she delivers our partners,” said Angie Beltz, vice president, Cisco Solutions Group at Tech Data. “Dana’s innovative and forward-thinking attitude truly deserves the spotlight. We are excited to congratulate her on this outstanding accomplishment and proud to have her on our team.”

“There are a number of people who work behind the scenes in the channel whose efforts do not often receive widespread attention, although they truly help to hold up the entire industry and make it the thriving, smoothly functioning ecosystem that it is,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are pleased to shine a spotlight on these individuals with CRN’s 2016 list of 100 People You Don’t Know But Should list and to honor their important work, which quietly underpins the infrastructure of the IT channel and allows the community to advance as a whole.”  

The 2016 list of 100 People You Don’t Know But Should will be featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online

About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2016. It is ranked No. 108 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.”  To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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.