Adaptive Insights’ Carolee Gearhart Recognized as One of CRN’s 2016 Women of the Channel

Channel Leader Honored for Fourth Consecutive Year by CRN

May 19, 2016

Adaptive Insights, the worldwide leader in cloud corporate performance management (CPM), announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Carolee Gearhart, senior vice president of customer success and global channels, to its prestigious 2016 Women of the Channel list for the fourth consecutive year. The women executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision, and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees on the basis of their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

Since joining Adaptive Insights in 2013, Carolee has been instrumental in growing Adaptive Insights’ channel business. She is also responsible for managing the unique OEM relationship with NetSuite, whereby Adaptive Insights’ planning solution is sold as the NetSuite Financial Planning product. Her superior support of partners contributed to a 120% year-over-year increase in new bookings and the company’s global channel now spans 85 countries with more than 200 partners.

“These executives have made a lasting mark on our industry—growing and elevating partner programs, leading transitions to new business models and introducing cutting-edge go-to-market strategies, among other remarkable achievements.” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate all the 2016 Women of the Channel and celebrate their singular contributions to the advancement of the channel ecosystem.”

“Carolee is a vital member of our executive team who works tirelessly to ensure not only the growth of our channel business but also the success of our partners and customers,” said Tom Bogan, CEO of Adaptive Insights. “It is due to her efforts that we have been able to record sustainable channel growth, and, at the same time, maintain superior customer satisfaction ratings across our 3,000+ customers—something that is the lifeblood of our industry.”

The 2016 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online. To learn more about Gearhart, read the blog and visit her executive biography on the Adaptive Insights leadership page.

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.

About Adaptive Insights

Adaptive Insights is the leader in cloud corporate performance management (CPM).  Via its software as a service (SaaS) platform, the company offers capabilities for budgeting, forecasting, reporting, consolidation, dashboards, and analytics that empower finance, sales, and other business leaders with insight to drive true competitive advantage. The Adaptive Suite is sold direct or is available through Adaptive Insights’ robust cloud CPM channel ecosystem of 200+ partners, including Accenture, Armanino, BDO, Cohn Reznick, Intacct, KPMG, McGladrey, Plex Systems, and Workday. NetSuite also offers Adaptive Planning as its NetSuite Financial Planning Module.

More than 3,000 companies in 85 countries use Adaptive Insights. These range from midsized companies and nonprofits to large corporations, including AAA, Boston Scientific, CORT, Epcor, Konica Minolta, NetSuite, Philips, P.F. Chang’s, and Siemens. Adaptive Insights is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. For more information, visit, the Adaptive Insights Blog, and follow Adaptive Insights on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.