Sun’s Cheryl Turja Among Most Powerful Women in the Channel


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.

Congratulations, Cheryl!


CHERYL A. TURJA
Director, U.S. Partner Programs
Sun Microsystems Inc.
Menlo Park, Calif.
Years In Position: 1
Years In Channel: 6
www.sun.com

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."




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