New York, NY. May 8th, 2023 — CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named BlackHawk Data CEO, Maryann Pagano, as a 2023 Women of the Channel Power 80 Solution Provider — a subset of prominent executives selected from the CRN 2023 Women of the Channel list.


The CRN 2023 Women of the Channel honorees bring their creativity, strategic thinking, and leadership to bear, turning their unique talents toward driving success for their customers and technology partners. The annual Power 80 Solution Provider list honors the most influential women in leadership at some of the country’s most prominent solution providers, based on their remarkable expertise, channel advocacy and contributions to building solution provider businesses that thrive.

The women who populate the Power 80 Solution Provider list have gone above and beyond with their extraordinary commitment to the IT channel community, implementing strategies that have accelerated the success of their customers and technology partners—and the broader channel ecosystem as a result.

Maryann, the CEO and co-founder of BlackHawk Data, has over two decades of experience in customer support and organizational leadership. With a track record of driving business outcomes, Maryann's attention to detail and drive to succeed make BlackHawk Data an excellent choice for any customer. She is proud to be recognized by CRN as a Woman of the Channel and is a strong advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion both internally and externally. Maryann believes that surrounding yourself with people who are different fosters creativity, diligence, and hard work. She encourages individuals to embrace their true authentic selves with their partners, clients, and vendor partners, empowering teams to build genuine relationships with clients and vendors.

“We are ecstatic to announce this year’s honorees and shine a light on these women for their significant achievements, knowing that what they’ve accomplished has paved the way for continued success within the IT channel,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The channel is stronger because of them, and we look forward to seeing what they do next.”

"I am honored to be recognized as one of CRN's Women of the Channel Power 80 Solution Providers. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire BlackHawk Data team, who have consistently demonstrated their commitment to driving success for our customers and technology partners. I hope this recognition inspires more women to pursue leadership roles in the technology industry,” said Maryann. “I remain committed to advocating for diversity and inclusion within our organization and beyond."

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