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Courtney Pallotta of ClearSky Data Honored as One of CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel

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ClearSky Data, provider of on-demand primary storage with built-in
offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR) as a service, announced today
that CRN®,
a brand of The
Channel Company
, has named Courtney Pallotta, VP of Marketing, to
its prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list. The leaders on this
annual list are from all areas of the IT channel ecosystem, representing
technology suppliers, distributors, solution providers, and other IT
organizations. Each is recognized for her contributions to channel
advocacy, channel growth and visionary leadership.

CRN editors choose the list from a multitude of channel leadership
applicants and select the final honorees based on their professional
accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT

Courtney is a marketing professional and entrepreneur with experience in
go-to-market strategy, product marketing, demand generation and client
advocacy. As a founding Netezza marketing team member, she built the
demand generation and client advocacy programs and led these teams from
launch through IPO and acquisition by IBM. At IBM, Courtney led two
acquisitions, grew the big data and analytics portfolio and launched the
marketing of the data science and open source initiative for IBM
Analytics. At ClearSky, Courtney leads the marketing team and is focused
on digital demand generation, deep client understanding and advocacy as
key measures of go-to-market success.

“CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel list honors influential leaders who are
accelerating channel growth through mutually-beneficial partnerships,
incredible leadership, strategic vision, and unique contributions in
their field,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “This
accomplished group of leaders is driving channel success and we are
proud to honor their achievements.”

“Courtney Pallotta built and launched the ClearSky Data Partner
Acceleration Program, which has engaged dozens of VARs and MSPs
nationwide. In 2018, ClearSky attained Advanced Partner Status in the
AWS Partner Network, announced its partnership with Denver-based cloud
solution provider Faction, and secured an important partnership with
Equinix,” said Ellen Rubin, CEO and co-founder of ClearSky Data. “The
channel is critical to the company’s success, and Courtney’s
entrepreneurial mindset, industry expertise and proven track record are
vital drivers of our partner strategy.”

The 2019 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of
CRN Magazine and online at

About ClearSky Data
ClearSky Data delivers on-demand primary
storage with offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR) as a single
service. Enterprises pay for their data once and gain access to it
anywhere it’s needed – on-premises or in the cloud. IT is empowered to
stop doing backup, replication and DR, and to access all data as if it
were local, with on-demand scaling and agility. ClearSky delivers data
where it’s needed, enterprise-ready and fully optimized to eliminate the
cost and data center footprint of traditional storage solutions. For
more information, follow ClearSky (@clearskydata) or visit

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technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more
than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep
knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving
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