CRN 2017 Women of the Channel Details

Georgia Vasilion

Vice President, Public Sector, Technology Integration Group

Location: Long Beach, CA


Number of years in current position: 10

Number of years involved with indirect sales: 20

Fun Facts:

Is fluent in another language
Enjoys public speaking
Has worked for a solution provider organization
Has a mentor
Is a mentor
Has a personal mantra
Can ride a motorcycle
Has written a book
Had a lemonade stand

Biography and Background:
Have been in this industry for many years. I have worked at Technology Integration Group for almost 20 years. Had the privilege to work and grow my position within the company as well as work with many in the channel.

How have you personally helped advance your company's channel business over the past year?
Have developed a successful partnership with the channel partners throughout the year. Worked to make TIG Sales (Federal and Public Sector Knowledgeable with many programs offered by the channel

What are your goals for your company's channel business over the next year?
To continue working with and providing information from the channel partners to TIG Sales Segments including Federal and Public Sector Teams

What honors, awards or commendations have you won over the past year?
TIG Presidents Club (12th year selected), CRN Women of the Channel 2016

Outside of your family, please name a woman you admire and why:
There are many that I admire and am thankful that they pave the way forward for women to follow. To name just one person is not easy.

What advice would you give to young women who want to begin careers in technology?
Use of your critical skills is very important. Develop them early. Also find a mentor either within or outside of the company. Work with them and don't be afraid to talk with your peers or even your team. Life is a learning process as it is in business. What works today might work tomorrow but you might have to tweak it!

If you could be any movie character for one day in real life, who would you be and why?
That one is hard to choose. I think that I would go for someone that has power like Oliva Pope from Scandal. She is a fixer and although I don't fix what she does, I do like to fix normal things, like working on Contracts for the TIG. Making sure that everyone has the correct information when it comes to Public Sector/Federal Programs and like to think that my public sector team are the gladiators for TIG!

If you could travel to a city you've never been to before, all expenses paid, where would you go and why?
Athens Greece. To return where my ancestors came from. Experience the culture and take in the vibes of the area. As they say to return to my "home."

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