News & Press Releases

At Davenport Group, we work hard to stay current with the latest technology innovations. Our partners at Dell Technologies, VMware, and Microsoft are leading the way in IT transformation, and we love to talk about their success. Below, we share important news stories and press releases discussing the ever-evolving IT industry.

Sonia St. Charles on Trusting Your Instincts and the Myth of the Work-Life Balance

Sonia St. Charles grew up in a central Tennessee town so small that its residents were outnumbered by her first class at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. From there, though, St. Charles held a series of executive positions in human resources at companies like Deluxe Corp. and Paper Direct, and ran her own consulting firm before founding St. Paul, Minn.-based Davenport Group in 2001 with her husband, Paul Clifford. The decision to form Davenport came from the couple’s desire to get away from the constant travel their former jobs required, and St. Charles’ desire to take ownership of her career. “I was very successful in HR, but I got frustrated because I was executing other people’s ideas. Davenport has been my petri dish of doing it the way I want to and seeing what the impact is.

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Partners Marketing Push: Dell EMC Arms Partners with New MDF Resources

“It’s huge,” said Sonia St. Charles, CEO of Davenport Group, a national solution provider based in St. Paul, Minn. “By putting all of this into one place with quite a bit of collateral materials and resources, it makes it much easier for partners to go and find. It’s a really smart strategy.” The institute comprises eight courses for Dell EMC Platinum and Titanium partners, and seven courses for Gold partners, Cook said. “The courses are dedicated to enhancing [partners’] acumen around marketing, helping them scale their marketing awareness, scale their training,” she added. READ FULL ARTICLE

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