Cheryl Hearne Named 2022 Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders

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Edafio Technology Partners, a leading provider of technology and consulting services to businesses across multiple industries, announced that the company’s vCISO, Cheryl Hearne, was recognized as one of CRN’s 2022 Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders. For the third year, CRN’s Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders project spotlighted up-and-coming solution provider executives, directors and managers who are poised to be tomorrow’s channel leaders.

“I am honored to be recognized as one of the CRN Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders. Creating experiences where cybersecurity can be a fun, stress-free learning opportunity is one of the highlights of my role. As service providers, it’s important to remember our purpose – to serve our workforce members and champion them against the threats they face on behalf of their organizations.”

The honorary list acknowledges solution provider employees 40 years or younger who have contributed to driving growth and strategic direction in 2022. These individuals bring their passions, new ideas and unique talents to the table. They are shaking up how the companies they work for operate, from stepping up new product and service innovation, streamlining internal business processes, taking the way they work with clients and vendors to new levels and reimagining go-to-market strategies.

The people on this year’s list have helped their companies survive and thrive with their new problem-solving methods, especially when rapid technological change and economic uncertainty alter how many businesses operate—including managed solution providers and their customers. 

Here’s a look at the rising stars in the CRN channel, including a summary of what they consider some of their key accomplishments and most innovative ideas during the past year. 

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About Edafio Technology Partners

With offices in Central and Northwest Arkansas, Edafio Technology Partners is a leading provider of technology and consulting services to businesses across multiple industries. Since 1999, Edafio has helped clients protect, run and grow their businesses through information technology, cloud services, and cybersecurity. Edafio’s success begins with its core values: a commitment to client success, unquestionable integrity, and operating as one team with humility and respect. For more information, visit

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