Michelle Ragusa-McBain is a highly visible thought leader in the global technology channel. Entrepreneur Magazine named her as one of the top 4 people to inspire women to pursue a career in Tech and was recognized by SMB Magazine as one of the 150 most influential people in the global IT Business Community.
She currently is VP of Global Channel Strategy for JS Group. Most recently, she was Senior Director of Technology & Business Sales and Services at Office Depot. Michelle skillfully drove company-leading results and created an SMB partner program, GTM strategy, and new offerings in Software as a Service (SaaS), Managed Services Providers (MSP), Devices as a Service (DaaS), and other technology subscription services through their omnichannel. Prior to Office Depot, she was a 13-year Cisco veteran and recipient of the prestigious “Cisco World Wide Innovation and Growth Award”. She managed some of the largest channel accounts in the world including Ingram, CenturyLink, and Qwest.
Michelle sits on the Board of CRN Women in the Channel, serves as Chair Emeritus of Advancing Women in Technology for CompTIA, and Co-Founder of Tech Worlds Half non-profit. She is also a longstanding member of the National Women in Technology Group, where she has given speeches for young women in technology - most recently at NC State & Hofstra University.
As a social media maven, Michelle is a highly visible member of the Global IT community and acts as a connector. She is an avid blogger and has taken her passion for women in technology, world travel, health & wellness to create awareness and inspire others. She is a passionate world traveler visiting 93 countries, & 6 continents.She graduated magna cum laude from Manhattan College with an MBA and B.S. in Global Business & Marketing where she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship.