Optiv’s Cheryl VanVoorhees Named to CRN’s 2023 Women of the Channel Power 80 Solution Provider List

DENVER — May 10, 2023 — Cheryl VanVoorhees, executive vice president of operations at Optiv — the cyber advisory and solutions leader — has been named by CRN® as a 2023 Women of the Channel Power 80 Solution Provider. The recognition is 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 partners and customers. 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.


“I’m honored to be recognized with so many other innovative leaders who are helping to shape the cybersecurity market,” said VanVoorhees. “I’m also passionate about encouraging more people, especially women, to join cyber and help close the cyber talent shortage gap.”

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VanVoorhees has more than 20 years of sales, operations and leadership experience in the information technology and cybersecurity industries. As executive vice president of operations, she is responsible for expanding the channel business and retaining existing clients. Over the past year, VanVoorhees has executed on these responsibilities by driving Optiv’s highest renewal rate and revenue as a company. Additionally, she:


  • Led the process to renegotiate and restructure Optiv’s distributor relationships, the result of which optimized buying lanes and aligned Optiv more tightly to the distributor’s strengths.
  • Spent significant time working with manufacturers and distributors to improve hardware supply chain issues.
  • Established business operations with leading cloud marketplace companies.
  • Took emerging manufacturers to market and collaborated with them to achieve exponential growth.


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.


“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.”


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Optiv Security: Secure greatness.®

Optiv is the cyber advisory and solutions leader, delivering strategic and technical expertise to nearly 6,000 companies across every major industry. We partner with organizations to advise, deploy and operate complete cybersecurity programs from strategy and managed security services to risk, integration and technology solutions. With clients at the center of our unmatched ecosystem of people, products, partners and programs, we accelerate business progress like no other company can. At Optiv, we manage cyber risk so you can secure your full potential. For more information, visit www.optiv.com.

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