Coffee with Craig and James Episode No. 96: Tech Data's Solazzo, David Nour

Catherine Solazzo of Tech Data gives her first big channel interview to Craig and James.

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

May 27, 2021

The number of powerhouse guests wanting time with Craig and James on their podcast is growing rapidly. Our colleagues are almost as surprised as you are!


Tech Data’s Catherine Solazzo

In this episode, the guys welcome Tech Data SVP of marketing Catherine Solazzo to the show. Just a little more than a month on the job, this is the IBM vet’s first big channel interview.

Solazzo talks about the differences in marketing for a distribution giant and a traditional hardware behemoth. She also offers advice for partner firms that are struggling with their marketing efforts.

Of course, we wouldn’t let her get away without asking her about the company’s pending merger with Synnex. She discusses marketing’s typical role when two big companies come together.


Nour Group’s David Nour

Then David Nour, CEO of the Nour Group, chats with the guys about business relationships. The author and executive coach explains what partners can do to improve their relationships internally, and with vendors and other partners.

Finally, 2021 seems to be the year of the conspiracy theory. So for a little fun, James will try to pull a fast one over on Craig on the podcast.

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About the Author(s)

Craig Galbraith

Editorial Director, Channel Futures

Craig Galbraith is the editorial director for Channel Futures, joining the team in 2008. Before that, he spent more than 11 years as an anchor, reporter and managing editor in television newsrooms in North Dakota and Washington state. Craig is a proud Husky, having graduated from the University of Washington. He makes his home in the Phoenix area.

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