Sharp’s Erica Calise and Naeran Rubio Recognized as CRN’s 2022 Women of the Channel

Montvale, NJ (May 19, 2022) — Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), is pleased to announce that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Erica Calise, director of marketing, government and corporate accounts, and Naeran Rubio, associate director, content and communications, to its Women of the Channel list for 2022. Those named on this annual list come from all corners of the IT channel — including vendors, distributors and solution providers whose vision, expertise and contributions make an impact on the industry every day.

By bringing innovative concepts, strategic business planning and comprehensive channel initiatives to life, these extraordinary women support partners and customers with exceptional leadership. CRN celebrates these women, who are so deserving of recognition, for their constant dedication to channel excellence.

“We are proud to once again recognize the remarkable leaders on this year’s Women of the Channel list. Their influence, confidence, and diligence continue to accelerate channel success significantly,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Their accomplishments will inspire others, and we look forward to witnessing their future contributions to the channel.”

Erica Calise, Sharp

Calise has been part of the Sharp family for over 30 years and oversees a team that manages bid-and-response initiatives, contract marketing and contract management for all of Sharp’s government and major account clients. Throughout her tenure, she has played a crucial role in navigating evolving technology, changing government administrations, and budget adjustments. Calise is an established leader in the industry and has been involved in the development of marketing deliverables for Sharp’s channel partners that led to increased engagement in both the government and healthcare markets. Most recently, she was awarded the Legendary Leadership award from Sourcewell, a national cooperative organization dedicated to serving government, educational and non-profits.

Naeran Rubio, Sharp

With over 10 years of experience in diverse communications and marketing, Rubio leads a team of professionals that create organic and paid content for Sharp’s channel partners. In her role, she strives to provide useful and clear communication to the channel sales and service members through various platforms including SIICA’s blog, social media profiles and strategic email and newsletter communications. She focuses on generating content on topics that are critical to channel partners, while also striving to be a leader and mentor to her colleagues, providing them with the tools and resources they need to thrive.

“We’re honored to have Erica and Naeran represent the Sharp family as CRN Women of the Channel,” said Mike Marusic, president and CEO, SIICA. “Their commitment to the success and growth of the company is felt within the channel community and we’re excited to continue to see their leadership and strong relationships continue to flourish in the future.”

CRN‘s 2022 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine.


About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, professional displays and smart office technologies. Sharp has been named to Fortune magazine’s 2020 World’s Most Admired Companies List, ranking the world’s most respected and reputable companies. Sharp’s headquarters in Montvale, NJ has been named a “Best Places to Work in NJ 2021” by NJBIZ, a leading New Jersey business publication.

About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets Sharp’s Simply Smarter business products and solutions, such as professional displays, laptops, desktop monitors and a full suite of copier and printer solutions, that can help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity so they can work smarter. SIICA markets its products through a vast network of independent dealerships as well as through its direct sales division, Sharp Business Systems (SBS). By accelerating collaboration, improving efficiencies, digitizing workflows, and increasing information security, Sharp strives to help businesses achieve Simply Smarter work through technology that is smart and easy to use.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end-users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.