Skillsoft’s Gwenn Lazar Honored as One of CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel

Skillsoft Global Partner Program doubled in size and scope under Lazar
BOSTON – May 20, 2019 – Skillsoft, a global leader in corporate learning, today announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Gwenn Lazar, Senior Director, Global Partner Programs, to its prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list. The leaders on this annual list are from all areas of the IT channel ecosystem; representing technology suppliers, distributors, solution providers and other IT organizations. Each is recognized for her contributions to channel advocacy, channel growth and visionary leadership. CRN editors choose the list from a multitude of channel leadership applicants and select the final honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel. Lazar is an accomplished global channel executive with more than 20 years of experience leading partner success teams and building strategic alliances. For the past two years, she has spearheaded the Skillsoft Global Partner Program, including market strategy, enablement and operations for global channel sales while delivering a cohesive and partner-centric experience. With Lazar at the helm, the partner program has more than doubled in size and scope, while initiatives such as a robust alliance partner ecosystem, global shared services team and PRM solution (featuring sales tools, MDF and more) have been developed under her leadership to drive market growth. Additionally, she is a proud advocate for the #WomenInTech community and is a passionate mentor and supporter of girls interested in pursuing careers in technology. “CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel list honors influential leaders who are accelerating channel growth through mutually-beneficial partnerships, incredible leadership, strategic vision and unique contributions in their field,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “This accomplished group of leaders is driving channel success and we are proud to honor their achievements.” “We are thrilled to see Gwenn Lazar named to CRN’s prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list,” said Chad Gaydos, chief operating officer, Skillsoft. “Gwenn’s relentless commitment to delivering premier go-to-market strategies, expanding our footprint in the marketplace and driving partner engagement has been fundamental to the growth and ongoing success of the Skillsoft Global Partner Program.” The 2019 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at Visit the following website to learn more about Skillsoft's channel partner program. About Skillsoft Skillsoft is a global leader in corporate learning, delivering beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for modern enterprises. Skillsoft comprises three award-winning systems that support learning, performance and success: Skillsoft learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform and the SumTotal suite for Human Capital Management. Skillsoft provides a comprehensive selection of cloud-based corporate learning content, including courses, videos, books and other resources on Business and Management Skills, Leadership Development, Digital Transformation, Technology & Developer, Productivity and Collaboration Tools and Compliance. Percipio’s intuitive design engages modern learners and its consumer-led experience assists in accelerating learning. The SumTotal suite features four key components built on a unified platform: Learning Management, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management. Skillsoft is trusted by thousands of the world's leading organizations, including 65 percent of the Fortune 500. Learn more at


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