Next-gen marketing leader with demonstrated digital transformation experience in the channel joins Tech Data to accelerate business growth
CLEARWATER, FL – April 19, 2021 – Tech Data, a leading global IT distributor and solutions aggregator, announced today that Catherine Solazzo will join the company as the Senior Vice President of Marketing. As the head of Americas marketing she will oversee the creation of a new integrated center of excellence (COE) where digital and data-driven approaches will further strengthen the position of Tech Data as a leader in IT solution aggregation. Solazzo brings more than 16 years of experience in organizational transformation, digital marketing and platforms, agile practices and ecosystem programs.
“Catherine’s deep experience in sales and marketing within the IT industry makes her a natural fit for this role,” said Tech Data President of the Americas John O’Shea. “She is a proven leader who has orchestrated major initiatives across functional and organizational boundaries. Her experience navigating complex, matrixed organizations to drive the alignment of stakeholders is necessary to transform the Tech Data Americas business and help our customers thrive. She is well positioned to help us establish Tech Data as the premier IT solutions aggregator and make us stand out as the solutions leader in the channel across the Americas.”
Solazzo joins Tech Data from IBM where she served most recently as the vice president, worldwide partner ecosystem performance marketing where she oversaw marketing programs, communications, analytics, partner enablement, digital platforms and web experience. Her IBM tenure also includes leadership roles like chief of staff for the chief digital officer, vice president, worldwide developer programs and an overseas assignment leading Japan performance marketing.
“This is an incredibly exciting time to be a leader in the channel and to be stepping into this role at Tech Data. The creation of this position and the new marketing COE comes at a pivotal time and is evidence of the investment Tech Data is willing to make for their ecosystem partners and clients. This is a company where values and a growth mindset are at the heart of their success.” Solazzo said. “I’m looking forward to bringing together a world-class organization that will propel both Tech Data and our ecosystem of partners to the forefront of transformative marketing demand generation.”
Solazzo was recently been recognized among CRN’s Women of the Channel 2020 and 100 People You Don’t Know But Should lists. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Marist College.
About Tech Data
Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is ranked No. 90 on the Fortune 500® and has been named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 11 straight years. To find out more, visit www.techdata.com.