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Thai Lee, head of largest minority- and woman-owned business in U.S. honored

6/11/2014, 11:49 a.m.
Thai Lee, president and CEO of one of the U.S.’s top-20 IT companies SHI International Corp. Photo courtesy Harvard Business School

Thai Lee, president and CEO of one of the U.S.’s top-20 IT companies SHI International Corp., has been named to the CRN 2014 Women of the Channel list, and has been recognized as one of this year’s inaugural Power 50 Solution Providers. Headquartered in Somerset, N.J., SHI is the largest minority- and woman-owned business in the United States.

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Photo caption: Thai Lee is president and CEO of SHI International Corp., the largest minority- and woman-owned business in the United States. (Photo courtesy of Harvard Business School)

Thai Lee, president and CEO of one of the U.S.’s top-20 IT companies SHI International Corp., has been named to the CRN 2014 Women of the Channel list, and has been recognized as one of this year’s inaugural Power 50 Solution Providers. With headquarters in Somerset, N.J., SHI is the largest minority- and woman-owned business in the United States.

The annual Women of the Channel list highlights the accomplishments of female executives within vendor, distribution, and solution provider organizations, and the impact they are having on the advancement of the IT channel. The Power 50 honors an elite subset of female executives at solution provider organizations who are extending their respective company's sphere of influence as trusted advisers.

Founded by Lee in 1989, SHI is a provider of technology products and services. In 2013, the company had $5 billion in revenue. The company has 2,500 employees is ranked 17th among CRN's Solution Provider 500 list of North American IT solution providers.

“We are seeing a steady increase in the number of female executives making their mark in the solution provider community,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “The new Power 50 list shines a spotlight on both their contributions as individuals and the importance of the solution provider role in the success of their clients. We congratulate the Women of the Channel, and look forward to their continued success.”

“I am honored to be included among so many impressive female leaders and successful business people,” said Lee. “Our customers give us a tremendous opportunity to serve them with the most cutting-edge solutions from partners that include the biggest names in technology. The tradition of excellence and success that SHI has established continues to drive the company forward, and I’m pleased to represent the entire company as a symbol of its success.”