CRN Recognizes Laura Merola of DataBlend on the 2024 Women of the Channel List

DataBlend announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Laura Merola, Director, Strategic Alliances, to the Women of the Channel list for 2024.

Every year, CRN highlights women from vendor, distributor, and solution provider organizations whose vision and leadership have a beneficial influence on the technology industry. The CRN 2024 Women of the Channel honorees are creative, strategic leaders who show ongoing commitment to using their skills to innovate and drive success for their partners and customers.

With this recognition, CRN honors these women leaders for their unwavering dedication and commitment to furthering channel excellence.

"The channel is core to DataBlend’s go-to-market strategy and Laura has been a major contributor to our channel’s success," says David Furth, CEO at DataBlend. "The entire team at DataBlend is proud of the recognition Laura has received from CRN by being named to the 2024 Women of Channel list. This recognition is well deserved!"

Laura Merola was appointed as Director of Marketing in April 2021. She was promoted to Director of Channel Marketing in April 2022 and became the Director of Strategic Alliances in January 2024. Before DataBlend, Laura served as Senior Project Manager at Tech Data, where she worked closely with technology vendors and channel partners to drive increased demand around IoT and Data Analytics solutions.

“It is a great privilege to honor the remarkable achievements of these women leaders in the IT channel,” said Jennifer Follett, VP, U.S. Content and Executive Editor, CRN at The Channel Company. “Each woman on the list has demonstrated a deep commitment to innovation and leadership that advances their organizations and drives transformation and success across the IT channel.”

"I am honored to be included among this year’s group of talented women who have made significant impacts to the channel, several of which have mentored and inspired me to achieve what I have throughout my career. Congratulations to all those honored this year for their incredible accomplishments," says Laura Merola.

The 2024 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine, with online coverage starting May 13 at

About DataBlend

DataBlend is an integration software (iPaaS) designed to optimize the operations of finance and accounting teams. Featuring a no-code, low-code user interface, DataBlend allows accounting and finance professionals to create secure and worry-free data integrations. CFOs, controllers, and their teams at over 700 companies rely on DataBlend to automate the flow of data across their technology stack (e.g. ERP/GL, CRM, POS, HR/payroll, and financial reporting.) 

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