Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced May 23 that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Sheena Gaynes to the Women of the Channel list for 2023. Each year, CRN recognizes women from vendor, distributor and solution provider organizations whose expertise and vision are leaving a noticeable and commendable mark on the technology industry.

The CRN 2023 Women of the Channel honorees bring their creativity, strategic thinking and leadership to bear in a variety of roles and responsibilities, but all are turning their unique talents toward driving success for their partners and customers. With this recognition, CRN honors these women for their unwavering dedication and commitment to furthering channel excellence.

Gaynes is featured on the CRN Women of the Channel list for a fifth time. As Bentley’s Director of Strategic Partnerships for Global System Integrators, Gaynes leads a team responsible for business development, contract negotiations and joint go-to-market efforts to generate new subscription revenue. She enables global system integrators to build centers of excellence around Bentley’s technology for consulting, data services and integrated solutions tailored to suit the critical digital transformation needs of infrastructure owners and operators. Additionally, Gaynes oversees the integration of Cohesive, a Bentley-owned digital integrator business that brings industry data and asset experts together to maximize sustainable operational excellence through digital advisory services, digital twins and organizational change management.

“We are ecstatic to announce this year’s honorees and shine a light on these women for their significant achievements, knowing that what they’ve accomplished has paved the way for continued success within the IT channel,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The channel is stronger because of them, and we look forward to seeing what they do next.”

“Sheena has played an instrumental role in driving the success of Bentley’s iTwin Platform business over the past few years,” said Carsten Gerke, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships with Bentley Systems. “She now leads our efforts to enable system integrators that are creating and curating digital twins for their clients’ infrastructure assets. As a highly regarded team member, we are delighted that Sheena’s contributions are recognized by CRN’s 2023 Women of the Channel list.”