CHICAGO – May 14, 2018 – Nitel, a leading nationwide next-generation technology services provider, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Taylor Castranova, vice president of sales and account development, to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list. The 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 based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

With more than a decade in the channel, Castranova is responsible for overseeing Nitel’s sales and account development organizations with a focus on developing enablement programs to help drive partner success and redefining the Nitel customer experience.

“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.”

“Since joining Nitel, Taylor has expanded our sales organization resulting in improved partner support, and a more strategic approach to the customer experience,” said Jason Dishon, executive vice president, sales and marketing, Nitel. “Her industry experience and drive has proved invaluable as we continue to prioritize our channel-first strategy.

The 2018 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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