Sherlaender “Lani” Phillips

Vice President, US Channel Sales @ Microsoft

Lani Phillips brings over 20 years of experience in inclusive leadership and transformation management in the technology industry as a recognized leader within Microsoft. She is a sought-after speaker and collaborates with leaders around the world to drive business and cultural transformation at scale.

Lani currently serves as Vice President of Channel Sales at Microsoft Corporation in the US One Commercial Partner (OCP) organization. Her team supports our customers’ digital transformation efforts by accelerating co-selling partnerships with Microsoft partners representing a $30B business. Previously, Lani has held numerous senior leadership roles across Microsoft, including Chief Transformation Officer for Microsoft’s Enterprise Partner Group, where she led the largest global sales transformation in Microsoft’s history. Prior to that Lani led a Midwest Region sales team to drive revenue and growth representing a $1.2B business with some of our top enterprise customers.

Complementing her work in the technology industry, Lani founded and heads a board of all-female executives for Women in the Channel. They are focused on creating more opportunities for women in the workplace and driving equity of share. She also serves on the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) D&I Advisory Board.

Lani received a Master of Business Administration degree with distinguished honors from the University of Texas at Dallas with a concentration on Global Leadership and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems. Lani currently is writing her first leadership book and looks forward to adding “author” to her bio soon.