Company Veteran Tracy Holtz Appointed to Lead Security Business Unit
CLEARWATER, Fla., May 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) today announced the launch of its Security and Information Management business unit, which includes the company’s software and network security vendor portfolios, to its channel of solution providers throughout the Americas. The new business unit, which is strategically focused on customer enablement, reseller recruitment, and onboarding new and emerging security vendor partners, will be led by company veteran Tracy Holtz, who was recently appointed director, Product Marketing, Security and Information Management. Holtz reports to Brian Davis, the company’s senior vice president, U.S. Marketing.
“As the number and complexity of cyber threats continue to increase, Tech Data is developing simplified ways for our solution providers to help their customers identify, protect against and respond to this rapidly evolving landscape,” said Davis. “The cybersecurity market is expected to grow exponentially over the next several years and we are well-positioned, both from a skills and scale perspective, to help our solution providers capitalize on market opportunities and proactively address their customers’ security concerns.”
Key focus areas of Tech Data’s Security and Information Management business unit include the delivery of customer enablement tools, including security assessments and professional services, to help solution providers build security practices and increase their overall knowledge of the market. Tech Data’s new business unit will deliver technologies based on security, compliance and business goals in the areas of network security, data security, enterprise architecture, endpoint security, security intelligence, application security and cloud security.
“The need for security solutions has evolved quickly, and in anticipation of this, Tech Data has laid the foundation for a comprehensive security practice that works for both our security vendors and solution providers,” Holtz said. “I am excited for the opportunity to lead our talented team, and we look forward to the continued expansion of our services, education programs and vendor portfolio to deliver best-in-class security expertise for our partners.”
A 19-year company veteran, Holtz joined Tech Data in 1997 as a member of the company’s Credit department, later joining the Product Marketing department in 2001. She has held positions of increasing responsibility within Product Marketing over the past 15 years, most recently serving as senior manager of the company’s Software business in the U.S. Under Holtz’s leadership, Tech Data’s security team was recently honored by Intel Security, a cornerstone partner for Tech Data and its security solution providers, as its 2016 Distribution Partner of the Year.
To speak with a member of Tech Data’s Security and Information Management team, call 888-835-4236.
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