At this week's XChange 08 conference, Sun’s Director of U.S.
Partner Programs Cheryl Turja was named one of the most powerful women
in the channel by VARBusiness magazine.
Cheryl joins Sun's Cheryl
Cook who won the award in 2007.
Check out the article here and her profile below.
CHERYL A. TURJA
U.S. Partner Programs
Sun Microsystems Inc.
Menlo Park, Calif.
Hope To Accomplish: Turja is committed to
leading and participating on the team that is building a competitive
business proposition for Sun partners by creating programs that reward
for value and investment. She also aims to capture and retain partner
mind share predisposing partners to sell Sun first. In addition, Turja
aims to drive partners to engage and align with Sun's offerings.
Mentor: Turja says there are many
individuals she admires but she is most motivated by those who go after
their personal and professional dreams with "vigor and balance" and see
the "preparation and adventure of pursuing the course to be just as
exciting and important as the end result."
Executives You Admire: Tom Wagner, vice
president Americas, channel sales, because of his commitment and
loyalty to those on the channel team. She also admires Tim Lieto, who
once led Sun's Americas sales organization, because of his commitment
to always do the right thing and not be afraid to "march to the beat of
a different drummer."