CRN 2018 Women of the Channel Details

Biography and Background:
Nancy Gorski, President and Co-Founder of Strategic Mobility Group, has been in the IT industry for more than twenty years. After attending Loyola University in Chicago and obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in History, Nancy launched her career in the IT industry. In 2011, Nancy co-founded Strategic Mobility Group (SMG3), which designs and implements award-winning custom mobile solutions for small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Nancy prides SMG3 not only for its cutting-edge technology solutions and for providing real value to its clients, but also for its exceptional employees and mission to helping make other companies a better place. With the mindset of "being the good," and wanting to "break down walls" to reach industry firsts, Nancy believes that this mentality starts internally and moves outward, and that is how she leads SMG3 every day. Through creating an enjoyable company culture with outstanding benefits, Nancy enforces a strong work-life balance and encourages employees to take part in special times outside of the office. Through hard work and collaboration as a company and an industry, Nancy strives to make a difference every day - no matter how big or small.

How have you personally helped advance your company's channel business over the past year?
I am committed to helping our customers be as efficient as possible, constantly finding answers to solve key pain points. This enables them to serve their customers better and enhance their core values.

What are your goals for your company's channel business over the next year?
SMG3 continues to be a leader in our space by exceeding industry standards. Our core values focus on our employees and our customers. We believe in being the good, focusing on being the trusted advisor and pride ourselves in delivering the right solution to our customers. We will continue to improve upon our core values and align ourselves with customers that share in the belief of finding the accurate solution and solidifying process efficiency.

What honors, awards, or commendations have you won over the past year?
I have led the company to many awards including CIO Review Magazine's list of top 20 technology solution providers , StayLinked North American Partner of the Year, and Motorola Solutions Partner of the Year. I was named to The Channel Company's 2016 CRN™ Women of the Channel List for the fourth consecutive year. Other awards and accolades include Honeywell's North American Partner of the Year, SOTI's VAR of the Year for North America, one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. mentioned in Inc. Magazine 5000, and one of Inc. 500's fastest growing private companies in the U.S.

Outside of your family, please name a woman you admire and why:
My neighbor immediately popped in my head. She has faced so many struggles in the past 2 years and never, never once have I seen her give up. Through her frustrations and despair, light and goodness have always shone through. She has proven that getting up after getting knocked down, even if it is over and over again, brings success. Success comes in so many different forms - her family is her passion and her success.

What advice would you give your 16-year-old self?
Believe that you can do anything you set your mind to. The world has opened up so many opportunities, so many different avenues. Never be afraid to take the unknown step - always ask, "what is the worst that could happen?" Enjoy the journey - it is so powerful. Never stop being creative, inquisitive and passionate and never stop being the good.

If you could master any new job-related skill, what would it be and why?
Interpersonal Communication because I believe that actively communicating with our employees is the driving force behind our companies success.

What's the best book you read this past year and why did you like it?
The Plant Paradox. I love learning about root causes to any problem, but learning about root causes to problems in the human body is fascinating. Maybe I should have been a scientist.

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