SOMERSET, N.J. & AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Monday, Michael Dell, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL), presented SHI President and CEO Thai Lee with The Dell Partner of the Year award for the second consecutive year. The ceremony took place at the third annual SHI Corp. Kickoff Sales Conference, held this week in Austin, Texas.
SHI’s Lee was joined by Hal Jagger, Vice President and General Manager of the SHI Corp. Sales Division, and over 350 SHI account executives that gathered at the Hilton in Austin, Texas from 26 SHI offices across the U.S. and Canada.
Dell’s Partner of the Year award recognizes SHI for securing over $100 million in revenue for Dell products and services over the past year, representing a 14 percent increase over the prior year. In turn, SHI presented Dell with one of its Platinum Partner of the Year awards, celebrating Dell as an SHI top-five partner, and second-largest hardware vendor.
During her introduction, Lee drew a comparison to the worldwide celebrations of the Chinese New Year. This year is the “Year of the Dragon.”
“The Year of the Dragon celebrates boldness, strength, and auspiciousness, which is a perfect segue to introduce our next speaker. We have an extremely strong relationship with Dell and our business numbers reflect that strength.”
Michael Dell accepted the award accompanied by Steve Felice, President and CCO; Greg Davis, Vice President and General Manager of Global Commercial Channels; and Jim De Foe, Executive Director of Global Commercial Channels, North America.
As part of the ceremony, Michael Dell delivered a brief summary on his channel partnership with SHI as part of the conference’s keynote address.
“Thank you for this great honor,” Dell said. “For the second year in a row, SHI is Dell’s #1 DMR partner in the world, which is representative of the fantastic growth we have both driven, as well as SHI’s success in customer retention. On behalf of everyone at Dell, to you and your team, thank you for your support!”
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $3.8 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry's most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. With over 1,750 + employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority/Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 19th among Everything Channel's VAR 500 list of North American IT solution providers. For more information, visit http://www.shicloud.com.
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