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AWS' Rachel Mushahwar on New Channel Role: ‘Opportunity of A Lifetime’

Mushahwar made her AWS debut on Thursday at the company’s online summit. Learn about her priorities for partners.

Kelly Teal

May 14, 2021

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AWS’ Rachel Mushahwar

Amazon Web Services has a new Americas channel chief: Rachel Mushahwar.

The public cloud provider does not announce new hires. Partners and other attendees of AWS’ Americas online summit on May 13 learned that Mushahwar now leads the division. AWS channel chief Doug Yeum introduced Mushahwar, who has held the role since February.

Mushahwar replaced Darci Kleindl. Kleindl remains at AWS in a different channel role.

Mushahwar came to AWS from Intel, according to her LinkedIn page. She spent a little more than six years there. Her final job at the chipmaker was as vice president and general manager: U.S. sales enterprise, government, next wave cloud providers.

Now, at AWS, Mushahwar holds responsibility for partner sales throughout the Americas. Click through the slideshow above to hear what she has to say about her new career move and thoughts on channel.

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Kelly Teal

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.

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