CHICAGO – Monday, May 10 – Nitel, a leading nationwide next-generation technology services provider, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Margi Shaw, Nitel’s chief operating officer, to the highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2021. This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel. The 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers.

The women honored on this year’s list pushed forward with comprehensive initiatives and innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. CRN celebrates these exceptional women for their leadership, dedication and channel advocacy.

Having joined Nitel last spring, Margi’s initial focus was elevating the customer and partner experience.  Her deep industry and leadership experience led to an immediate impact on the organization’s people, process and systems. Last fall, Nitel launched Hyperdrive, its customized OSS, designed to streamline the end-to-end customer journey.  In addition, a realignment of key resources and development of internal talent resulted in a marked improvement in time to deliver and customer satisfaction.  Margi said, “Nitel is known for its keen focus on customer and partner experience. We have a wonderful foundation in place to build on this reputation.”

“CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges accomplished, influential women whose dedication, hard work, and leadership accelerate channel growth,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their many accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions to the IT channel.”

“The impact of Margi’s leadership on the organization, our customers and our partners is undeniable,” said Nitel CEO Rick Stern. “Margi’s focus on creating simplicity for our customers and partners is the key to our continued growth and success in the channel.”

The 2021 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN Magazine on May 10th and online at

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