Tina GravelSVP at Appgate
An award-winning executive with more than 27 years of experience in the IT outsourcing, cloud, data center, security and SaaS industries, Tina is currently with the leader in Software Defined Perimeter Solutions; Appgate, a division of Cyxtera. A highly rated public speaker, her talks are often memorable and sparked with humor and personal stories. Tina has a knack for making topics that are highly technical easier for those not technically inclined to understand. Prior to Appgate, Tina was a Senior Vice President of Global Channels and Strategic Alliances for Cyxtera and earlier; Cryptzone, a Cyxtera Business. Before joining Cryptzone, Tina held the role of General Manager and Vice President for Dimension Data’s Cloud Services Business in the Americas. Tina also served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Nirvanix, leading the company’s sales, marketing and indirect channel programs. Tina was a member of the original management team at Terremark, a Verizon company, where she held several leadership roles over 14 years, including Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances, Managing Partner for the IT outsourcing (ITO) business, and Vice President of Terremark’s Central Region Sales operations. Her guidance helped take the company from $400,000 in annual sales in 1999, to the acquisition by Verizon for $1.4 billion in 2010. Tina also gained additional sales experience in senior positions at leading IT companies including NetGravity (now owned by Google), SAS, Sybase (now owned by SAP) and CSC. Tina has also worked as an independent consultant, helping start up technology organizations to increase their revenue, monetize their intellectual property assets and obtain funding.
In July of 2019, Tina Gravel received the TopGun51 award from Channel Online Magazine, recognizing her as one of the top Channel Chief’s in the United States. In, February 2019, CRN magazine awarded Tina the honor of being recognized as Top Channel Chief. May of 2018, Tina received the WoM2M award for achievement in the field of IoT by Connected World Magazine. In April 2018, Channel Partners Online awarded Tina one of the highly coveted, “Channel Chief of the Year” awards, later in 2018 Aithority Magazine declared Tina One of the, “ Top 20 Most Powerful Women in Technology.” In April 2017, Tina received the Cloud Girls “TrailBlazer Award” for her work in cloud computing and was named one of the “Women in the Channel 2017” by CRN. In 2016, Tina was included as #18 in CRN’s “100 People You Don’t Know but Should” List for her work with Cryptzone. In 2013, 2017, and 2018, Tina was included in CRN’s annual Top 50 "Women of the Channel" list for her successful work in the indirect channel and with alliances. In 2004, she was a top ten "Women in Black" recipient, an honor given by the City of Chicago and istreet Magazine, which recognized Gravel’s leadership in the technology industry. She has had published articles in many publications, serves on the Advisory Board for Channel Partners Magazine (now a Penton Company) and the Executive Board of the Illinois Technology Association. Advisory Board for Cloud Girls Inc. and Advisory Board for Alliance of Women in the Channel. Follow Tina on Twitter @tgravel and her website; tinagravel.com
Check out Tina's recent Q&A on Channel Partners Online: Women Channel Leaders Talk Challenges, Successes