CRN 2017 Women of the Channel Details


Monique Rezaei

National Channel Manager, Polycom

Location: Frisco, TX

URL: http://www.polycom.com

Number of years in current position: 6

Number of years involved with indirect sales: 10

Twitter Handle: @momojaan83

Fun Facts:

Is fluent in another language
Enjoys public speaking
Has an advanced degree
Has an MBA
Has worked for a solution provider organization
Has a mentor
Is a mentor
Loves Spotify
Has a personal mantra
Had a lemonade stand

Biography and Background:
Monique Rezaei manages an integral relationship with two of Polycom's largest platinum partners by developing strategic partner programs and enablement initiatives that align with both Polycom and the partner's overall market strategy. Since joining Polycom in 2010, Monique has managed to grow her partners significantly year of year through focused joint planning with partner leadership and even stronger alignment in the field. Monique has been recognized in CRN Magazine's "Women in the Channel" publication for both 2015 & 2016.

How have you personally helped advance your company's channel business over the past year?
Managing two of Polycom's largest Platinum partners, Monique grew revenue YoY the last 4 years by developing strategic partner programs and enablement initiatives that align with both Polycom and the Partner's overall market strategy.

What are your goals for your company's channel business over the next year?
15% YoY revenue growth through co-developed and measureable strategic programs and business planning. Developing more channel champions within the channel as well.

What honors, awards or commendations have you won over the past year?
Monique has been recognized in CRN Magazine's "Women in the Channel" publication for both 2015 & 2016. She was also the #1 Channel Manager at Polycom for 2016.

Outside of your family, please name a woman you admire and why:
Julia Child. She was a pioneer for women in the workforce at a time where the industry was male dominated. She had a keen business sense and her passion and persistence ultimately led to her success. She was and will continue to be a leader and role model for women today.

What advice would you give to young women who want to begin careers in technology?
Be passionate about your work and set focused goals to manage your personal success. Never be afraid to speak up when you have a great idea. Find a mentor that you respect and admire and leverage their knowledge and advice to grow professionally. Take on jobs or responsibilities that you're comfortable with so you can learn. The more well-rounded you are in your field, the more effective you will be at work.

If you could be any movie character for one day in real life, who would you be and why?
Audrey Hepburn in either Sabrina or Breakfast at Tiffany's. I absolutely love what it was like to be a lady during that time and especially love the fashion!

If you could travel to a city you've never been to before, all expenses paid, where would you go and why?
Bora Bora on the French Peninsula. It would be breathtaking to wake up to the sounds of the sea on an over water bungalow!


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