GoTo's 2023 CRN Women of the Channel Winners



In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, particularly in the technology industry. As a result, we are very happy to see that there are now a number of awards and recognition programs that celebrate women who are making significant contributions to the business. One such award is the Women of the Channel award, presented by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. We have no shortage of amazing women here at GoTo and this year we couldn’t be more excited to announce that eight women from GoTo hailing from Australia, Europe, and the United States have been recognized!

GoTo’s CRN 2023 Women of the Channel honorees are a remarkable group of women who bring their creativity, strategic thinking, and leadership skills to a variety of roles and responsibilities across the company. Whether they work in marketing or sales, our ladies all share a common goal of driving success for our partners and customers.

To learn a bit more about each of our winners, we asked them about their proudest moment of the last year and what was their current “GoTo” way to celebrate this recognition! Check out their answers below:

Vanessa D’Angelo, Head of Marketing for Latin America- Partners

Vanessa’s proudest moment of the past year: “Since we had to face the Covid-19 pandemic we had to learn how to manage everything. I’m proud of everything our company and my team have achieved. Everything that I did it was possible because I work for a great company, with an awesome team and have wonderful daughters. Without them nothing would make sense.”

How Vanessa will celebrate this recognition: “To keep working very motivated, better every day, improving my skills as a professional and a human being, as a mother and a woman, so I will be able to be a better person, friend, colleague and employee. This is my way of giving back all the great energy that I´ve been receiving from everyone!”

Amanda Jardine, Vice President of Partner Marketing

Amanda’s proudest moment of the past year: “Seeing the Partner Marketing team truly start to produce amazing results built on the foundational work we’ve all done over the past 2 years. We are really starting to see the hard work pay off!”

How Amanda will celebrate this recognition: “Some rest and relaxation after Channel Partners in Vegas!”

Kristi McCaslin, Senior Director of Partner Management, West

Kristi’s proudest moment of the past year: “Creating and cultivating an amazing team of Partner Managers who provide an outstanding experience for our Partners at GoTo and how they continue to help our organization acclimate to the current environment including our direct competition.”

How Kristi will celebrate this recognition: “I am so honored to be recognized and I celebrate this with all of the amazing women around me in my professional and personal life!”

Yvette McEnearney, Director of Channel Sales, APAC

Yvette’s proudest moment of the past year: “Seeing the APAC team realise the value of Channel after we effectively doubled our revenue with the Channel over the past 12 months. Yes that’s correct 100% growth!!”

How Yvette will celebrate this recognition:"Spending face-to-face time with the team and celebrating with some fun activities like Mini Golf, Bowling, sharing a meal and having a few drinks, really acknowledging the massive efforts that the team has made and simply Cheers’ing to that – team camaraderie at it’s best!"

Nicci McKenzie, Director of Partner Marketing, EMEA

Nicci’s proudest moment of the past year: “My biggest achievement since joining GoTo a year and half ago is the strategy and tactics that I deployed in order to recruit new partners, introduce highly effective partner incentives to EMEA and working with my team to develop successful, creative campaigns that have grown the EMEA partner marketing business exponentially.”

How Nicci will celebrate this recognition: “A glass of champagne via GoTo Meeting with my international female colleagues who were also privileged to make it on to the CRN Woman of the Channel List!”

Erin Skoch, Senior Director of Partner Management

Erin’s proudest moment of the past year: “My proudest achievement in the last year would team transformation. I was enabled to set up the team for success by adding new resources to the team and working closely with my team on their professional development.”

How Erin will celebrate this recognition: “A happy dance in my office!”

Jessica Stark, Senior Partner Marketing Manager

Jessica’s proudest moment of the past year: “Helping to launch the GoTo brand through our Partners and executing our first-ever in-person Partner Summit in Australia and the Philippines. It’s rewarding to see how our partner community has grown both in size and ARR.”

How Jessica will celebrate this recognition: “Going out for a surf – it’s always great to spend time in the water and helps reduce stress and re-charge after big wins at work.”

Melissa Van Dover, Director, Partner Marketing

Melissa’s proudest moment of the past year: “Supporting the development of the data strategy and structure for GoTo’s Partner Marketing team. Data is critical and being able to showcase our achievements and progress with metrics has been amazing!”

How Melissa will celebrate this recognition: “While we may not all work in the same office, or even country, I look forward to getting on a GoTo Meeting with my international female colleagues who also received this honor! We will raise a glass together!”