Fireside chat with Tina Gravel @tgravel @appgatesecurity www.tinagravel.com|
An award-winning executive, board member, public speaker & media/analyst source with 26+ years of IT outsourcing, cloud, security & SaaS industry experience, Tina Gravel is sought after for her ability to take complex cyber security topics & make them accessible to those that are not cybersecurity experts.
As Senior Vice President, Channels & Alliances for Appgate(a security software & solutions company), Tina helps partners & clients to unlock the power of innovative cybersecurity strategies (Software Defined Perimeter, Zero Trust, etc.) for their benefit worldwide. A natural seller with a soft spot for those with great ideas & ambitious start-up technology organizations, Tina dedicates countless hours mentoring others on how to increase revenue, monetize intellectual property, build productive teams & secure funding.
Prior to Appgate, Tina served as SVP of Global Channels & Alliances for Cyxtera Inc & before that; GM/VP for Dimension Datas Cloud Services Business. Prior to Dimension Data, Tina was VP Worldwide Sales/Marketing at Nirvanix, leading sales/marketing & indirect channel programs & marketing initiatives. Tina has held key roles at Terremark, a Verizon company, including VP Global Channels/Alliances, Managing Partner IT Outsourcing & VP/Central Region Sales. In a time when the glass ceiling weighed even heavier on female executives, Tina excelled as a member of Terremarks original management team & helped guide the company from $400,000 in sales (1999) to a premier entity achieving acquisition by Verizon ($1.4 billion, 2010). Tinas technology experience is rooted in business development, having held senior positions at NetGravity (owned by Google), SAS, Sybase (owned by SAP) & CSC.
In June 2020, Tina was named #58 on a Global list of IIOT influencers by Onalytica & in July of 2020 as a Top 50 Women in Tech Globally by Award Magazine. 2019, Tina is one of Cyber Security Ventures Women to Follow in Cybersecurity on Twitter & has received CRNs Top Channel Chief award 2018 & 2019. In 2018, Tina earned the WoM2M award for achievement in the field of IoT from Connected World Magazine. She was awarded Top Gun 51 Channel Chief of the Year 2019 by Channel Partners Online, was named to CRNs Top Women of Channel list six times. Tina received the Cloud Girls Trailblazer Award for her work in cloud computing & was ranked #18 in 2016 on CRNs list of 100 People You Dont Know but Should, & was selected by the City of Chicago & IStreet Magazine as a top 10 Women in Black for technology leadership.
Tina serves on numerous boards, including: Channel Partners Online, Women in Alliances, Cloud Girls, Alliance of Women in the Channel, & is the Founder of the Women of Appgate (a mentorship program that helps women advance in skill & position, while fostering inclusion of everyone in the workplace).