CRN Names Lauren Shaffer of Govplace as a 2023 Women of the Channel Power 80 Solution Provider

[Bethesda, MD, May 9, 2023]Govplace is immensely pleased to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Lauren Shaffer, Vice President of Sales, as a 2023 Women of the Channel Power 80 Solution Provider — a subset of prominent executives selected from the CRN 2023 Women of the Channel list.

The CRN 2023 Women of the Channel honorees bring their creativity, strategic thinking, and leadership to bear, turning their unique talents toward driving success for their customers and technology partners. The annual Power 80 Solution Provider list honors the most influential women in leadership at some of the country’s most prominent solution providers, based on their remarkable expertise, channel advocacy and contributions to building solution provider businesses that thrive.

The women who populate the Power 80 Solution Provider list have gone above and beyond with their extraordinary commitment to the IT channel community, implementing strategies that have accelerated the success of their customers and technology partners—and the broader channel ecosystem as a result.

Lauren Shaffer
Vice President of Sales

“I’ve always been inspired by the powerful women that have made up CRN’s Women of the Channel over the years so I’m incredibly honored to be recognized on the 2023 Power 80 Solution Providers list. I’ve been grateful to learn from many of these women throughout my career and look forward to continuing to drive growth for Govplace as well as helping the next generation of female leaders to make their footprint in the IT industry.”
– Lauren Shaffer, VP of Sales

Lauren joined Govplace in December 2021 as the Vice President of Sales, leading the sales and channel organization. With more than a decade of federal sales experience, Lauren is passionate about developing teams, working closely to not only drive growth in their work performance but also in their professional career development. She brings an admirable commitment to playing an active role in driving results and enabling the next generation of leaders to bring that same passion to the industry. Within her first year as Vice President of Sales, she built a go to market channel strategy, expanded our sales team with exceptionally talented people, established key partnerships and prioritized attending partner channel events to fortify our presence. These actions resulted in double digit sales growth YOY.

“I am extremely proud that Lauren Shaffer has made CRN’s Women of the Channel list for 2023. Her expertise and focus representing Govplace in the channel over the last 16 months has made all the difference. Her expertise allows Govplace to create and market innovative solutions that help our customers transform, optimize and protect their IT environment in the ever changing sea of technology. Personally, I believe the passion and integrity with which she leads our sales and channel teams will continue to differentiate Govplace from our competitors.”
– Simone Feldman, CEO

The 2023 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine, with online coverage starting May 8 at

About Govplace

Govplace is a value-added reseller and systems integrator, exclusively focused on providing the federal government with cutting edge, best of breed technologies, services, and solutions surrounding Cloud, Cyber Security, and Performance Monitoring. Guided by our deep understanding of government contracting, the challenges our customers are facing, an expansive portfolio of contracting vehicles, and reputable expertise in leading technologies and solutions, we bring a unique combination of Silicon Valley innovation and DC Beltway understanding into each engagement. Our strategic approach to technology-led transformation and modernization improves business and operational efficiency to help our federal customers successfully achieve their unique mission needs. 


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