Michelle Accardi has vast executive leadership experience in growth companies as well as large public companies. She has an impressive background in driving successful mergers and acquisitions and capital raises. As President and Chief Revenue Officer of Star2Star, Michelle's mission is to inspire and maintain growth for the company and its partners and ensure that customers get significant value from Star2Star's products and services. Michelle works with the executive leadership team of Star2Star to define a long-term vision and operational strategy to assure that growth and market potential are achieved.
Michelle is also regarded as a technical thought leader on next-generation marketing and communications strategies. Her book, Agile Marketing, chronicles her experiences applying agile methodology to the marketing process for better results and faster time to value. She brought her substantial executive-level and tech industry experience with her to Star2Star, having driven innovative, agile, revenue-producing field and channel marketing programs for one of the world's most relied upon technology companies, Computer Associates.
Michelle has been named to CRN Channel Chief, an annual list representing select leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue through the reseller channel for the last 6 years. In 2016, Michelle was named to the CRN 2016 Power 100 – an elite subset of CRN's prestigious annual Women of the Channel list – for the second year in a row. In 2014, Michelle was honored to be named Businesswoman of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Michelle holds an MBA from American Intercontinental University and earned her bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida.