Title: NA Alliances Partner Marketing Lead
Company: Micro Focus
Location: Hudson, Massachusetts, United States
Sheryl Wharff, NA Alliances Partner Marketing Lead at Micro Focus, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in marketing.
Backed by an Associate of Science from Jackson Business University, Ms. Wharff began her career in direct sales and enjoyed learning about partnerships, which lead her to move into channel sales. She excelled in collaborating with various companies in order to help them figure out how they could be the most successful in the market with co-branded GTM messaging and continues to utilize these methods in her current professional roles. Since 2017, she has worked for Micro Focus in Massachusetts as the Americas channel marketing leader and the NA alliances partner marketing lead. In addition, Ms. Wharff has worked in global product marketing and HPE Security-Data Security for Hewlett Packard Enterprises since 2014.
Prior to her current roles, Ms. Wharff commenced her career as executive administration at Comshare in the early 1980s and then moved into sales support, sales, channel sales and marketing for Digital Equipment Corporation from 1981 to 1998. Moving on, she spent two years with GTE CyberTrust as director of marketing and communications and two years with Applix as director of channels marketing until 2001. Similarly, Ms. Wharff was director of channel programs for Aspect Communications in 2001, director of worldwide channel programs for NMS Communications from 2001 to 2002 and director of channel sales for Inmagic from 2003 to 2005. From 2006 to 2009, she worked in partner enablement and global channels for EMC Corporation and spent time in 2010 as director of channel marketing for Kaspersky Lab. Before attaining her current position, she excelled with Thales e-Security, Inc. in Americas marketing communications and channel marketing from 2010 to 2013, focusing on the encryption security industry.
Finding great success throughout her various positions, Ms. Wharff has been awarded numerous channel and industry awards for her innovative program and campaign efforts. Notably, she was named to Top 100 Women of the Channel Award in 2013, 2019 and 2020. She attributes her success simply to her tenacity and hard work. She believes it is important to always do your very best and to help others along the way so that achieving success can be a collective effort. Upon her civic duties, Ms. Wharff dedicates time to SHINE, Best Buddies, Perkins School for the Blind and Women in Technology. Looking ahead, she would like to be sitting on a beach, as she plans to slowly wind down her work in the coming years. For now, she will continue to help honor alliances in the channels through ever-changing technology so they can be wildly successful with their solutions.
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