Merrill Laufer of Freeit Featured on CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel List

Austin, TX, May 18, 2021 —  Freeit Data Solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Merrill Laufer, Director of Marketing & Partnerships to the highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2021. This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel. The 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers.

The women honored on this year’s list pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. CRN celebrates these exceptional women for their leadership, dedication and channel advocacy.

Merrill Laufer joined Freeit Data Solutions in 2019, and since then has been providing a vision-driven go-to-market strategy with strategic partners through goal-focused revenue-generating programs furthering market reach and development of new and existing revenue streams.

“CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges accomplished, influential women whose dedication, hard work, and leadership accelerate channel growth,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their many accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions to the IT channel.”

“We are thrilled to see Merrill celebrated by CRN for her accomplishments at Freeit,” said Wayne Orchid, President & CEO of Freeit Data Solutions. “Merrill’s focus on our core values is highlighted in all of her work! She epitomizes customer focus, initiative, personal and professional growth, and community.  We couldn’t be more pleased.”

The 2021 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN Magazine on May 10th and online at

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Freeit Data Solutions is an Austin-based IT services and solutions company that designs and deploys data center solutions for mid to large-sized companies, enabling them to better manage and protect their data. For more information visit: