Carli Luhrs of GTRI, Now Zivaro Recognized as One of CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel

Contact:           Lorenzo Agnes GTRI, Now Zivaro 303.962.6220 Denver, Colorado, May 14th, 2018 – GTRI, now Zivaro, Inc, Brilliance, announced […]

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Lorenzo Agnes

GTRI, Now Zivaro


Denver, Colorado, May 14th, 2018 – GTRI, now Zivaro, Inc, Brilliance, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Carli Lhurs Director of Human Capital Management to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list. The 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 based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

Over the past year, Carli has advanced GTRI now Zivaro’s, Human Capital strategy, striking the delicate balance between optimized costs and top-talent acquisition. She has implemented a consistent LMS and has standardized onboarding while executing a performance management system with real-time analytics. Carli has also applied a comprehensive benefit and compensation framework, leading to enhanced efficiency within the company.

Her work has opened opportunities to capitalize on talent market conditions, allowing GTRI now Zivaro, to create a new long-term federal consulting business, resulting in 21% of our 2017 net income. With Carli’s assistance and expertise, we mobilized company benefit data to build a multi-year strategy, facilitating a rich and competitive benefits plan that is aligned with our value creation strategy. As a result, GTRI now Zivaro realized a $270,000 cost reduction within the first year. By providing our people with essential tools and resources, exemplifying each person’s unique qualities, and providing the space for personal and professional growth, we’ve elevated how GTRI now Zivaro, operates today and into the future.

“This accomplished group of leaders is steadily guiding the IT channel into a prosperous new era of services-led business models and deep, strategic partnerships,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel list honors executives who are driving channel progress through a number of achievements—exemplary partner programs, innovative product development and marketing, effective team-building, visionary leadership and accelerated sales growth—as well as advocacy for the next generation of women channel executives.”

Greg Byles, CRO of  GTRI, Now Zivaro, Inc., added: Carli is instrumental to our success at GTRI, now Zivaro. Zivaro is THE business outcomes provider of choice and Carli executes the objectives we’ve set forth, helping us to realize the next generation of culture for current and future team members. The executive team had no doubt that Carli would be recognized for this award. We wholeheartedly congratulate her on this outstanding achievement.

The 2018 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

About GTRI, now Zivaro, Inc

We provide industry-leading consulting and technology services that help clients realize real business value from their technology investments. With deep foundations in Hybrid IT, Security, Collaboration and Analytics, we support clients across a broad spectrum of industries with IT strategy, planning, implementation and IT operations.

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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.

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