Deborah L. Bannworth
Senior Vice President,
Partner Alliances, Inside Sales, and Maintenance/OneTouch Sales & Services
Deborah Bannworth leads Sirius’ partner alliances, territory and inside sales, and support services divisions. Her responsibilities include managing Sirius’ partnerships with the world’s top technology partners and her contributions have resulted in Sirius being recognized for numerous industry and partnership awards, including 13 just in the past year alone.
Ms. Bannworth began her career in IT sales immediately after graduating from The University of Texas at Austin in 1989, when she joined ProAmerica in Dallas as a sales rep specializing in IBM UNIX systems and the IBM RS/6000 server line.
In 1997, she joined the Sirius Open Systems team as its first full-time sales rep. In 2000, Ms. Bannworth was promoted to Area Sales Manager, where she helped grow Sirius sales of IBM Open Systems servers until the company was named the nation’s top seller of RS/6000 servers. In 2004, she was promoted to vice president of Sales for the East region.
In 2014, Ms. Bannworth was asked to create and spearhead Sirius’ newly formed Inside Sales division. At the same time, she was asked to oversee Sirius’ Partner Alliances team with responsibility for maintaining relationships with Sirius’ partners. In 2017, Ms. Bannworth was promoted to senior vice president, Partner Alliances & Inside Sales and in 2019, her role expanded further to include leading Sirius’ Maintenance/OneTouch Sales & Services team.
Among her recent accomplishments, Ms. Bannworth spearheaded the development of the Sirius diversity program. The program follows the guidelines of the National Minority Supplier Development Council and was created to increase procurement opportunities for direct and indirect spending with minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned and disabled-owned businesses as well as small businesses.
Ms. Bannworth’s recent personal industry awards and recognition include Global Touch’s IT Wondrous Women list in 2020 for sales leadership, and the 2021 CRN Women of the Channel Power 60 List. The Power 60 Solution Providers are chosen by the CRN editorial team based on their contributions, expertise, and dedication to building strong solution provider businesses.