Vice President, North American Channels, SonicWall
Michelle Ragusa-McBain is a highly visible thought leader in the global technology channel and serves as Vice President, North America Channel Chief at SonicWall. Her mission is to enable partners to grow and profit with the boundless shift to cybersecurity.
Entrepreneur Magazine named her as one of the top 4 people to inspire women to pursue a career in Tech, SMB Magazine recognized her one of the 150 most influential people in the global IT Business Community. CRN named Ragusa-McBain amongst 2022 Women of the Channel. CompTIA named her Advancing Women in Technology Leader 2021, and Channel Futures awarded her the Circle of Excellence for Channel Leadership & Innovation and DE&I 101 award, and recipient of the prestigious Cisco Worldwide Innovation and Growth Award.
Michelle has keynoted the largest and most influential technology conferences globally including Channel Partners, CRN, CompTIA, IT Nation, and Kaseya. In her free time, she is a passionate advocate for Women, Diversity and Inclusion in Technology. Michelle serves as Chair Emeritus of Advancing Women in Technology for CompTIA, sat on the board of CRN’s Women of the Channel, is Co-Founder of Tech Worlds Half non-profit; a longstanding member of the National Women in Technology Group and most recently serves as Florida Leader for Alliance of Channel Women.
In her free time, she loves spending quality time with her husband, daughters Brooklyn and Cali, and ever growing fur kids including Husky, Auggie-Doggy, Calico Kitten, Luna-Meow and fish Strawberry and Blueberry. She loves volunteering and giving back to various organizations including American Heart Association and Ronald McDonald House. She is a passionate wanderlust who loves traveling the world with her family 90 countries to date, and all 7 continents!