Rachel Cassidy | Senior Vice President Global Channel and Cloud, SUSE

Rachel CassidyRachel leads the channel and cloud organization globally at SUSE, where she has overseen a revamp of the partner program from 15 disparate initiatives into a single, overarching program built on partners’ specializations. She strives to provide the right support and structure for partners, such as those evolving their business models to the cloud and as-a-service type offerings, to be successful.

An industry and partner business veteran, Rachel believes in building a holistic, consultative approach across products, services and partners that starts and ends with delivering tangible outcomes for the customer.

Before joining SUSE, Rachel built and led high-performing teams at Rackspace, Red Hat and other organizations for growth that outpaced industry norms.

She has been featured in CRN’s 2020 & 2013 Women of the Channel list; CRN’s 2014 Power 100 Women of the Channel for her work on Red Hat’s OPEN program; and was included in CRN’s 2021, 2020 and 2015 Channel Chiefs listings.