StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized the company’s executive leadership for their contribution in helping shape the IT channel.
CRN recognized StorageCraft’s Chairman and CEO, Matt Medeiros, as one of The 25 Most Influential Executives of 2019. Since taking the helm of StorageCraft in 2016, Matt has led the transformation of StorageCraft into a channel-dedicated data management, protection and recovery powerhouse. His vision for the next generation of business continuity solutions is fast becoming the blueprint for the entire data management category as it evolves to provide solutions for increasingly complex, distributed and hybrid IT infrastructures.
CRN named Douglas Brockett, StorageCraft’s President, as one of The Top 25 IT Innovators of 2019 for his outstanding innovative contributions to the industry. This includes his vision and delivery of a product roadmap that brought the industry’s first converged primary and secondary storage solution to market. Brockett spearheaded the development of a set of best in class solutions across the business continuity market, that has allowed the channel to build successful and profitable businesses from this high growth market sector.
As one of “The 100 People You Don’t Know But Should,” StorageCraft’s vice president of sales operations, Zach Yarnes, leads the channel marketing and partner enablement teams. They create innovative programs that simplify the StorageCraft partner experience, increase partner success and leverage distribution partnerships for the company’s more than 8,000 VARs and over 10,000 MSPs. CRN previously awarded a 5-Star rating in CRN’s 2019 Partner Program Guide to the redesigned StorageCraft Partner Success Program, launched by Zach and his team.
The Top 100 Executives recognized in the CRN list drive cultural transformation, revenue growth, and technological innovation across the IT channel. In doing so, they help solution providers and technology suppliers survive — and thrive — in today’s always-on, always-connected global marketplace.
Meanwhile, the “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” list honors IT channel contributors from the industry’s top vendors and distributors who work tirelessly to support channel partners — often with little recognition from the channel community at large.
“The IT channel is rapidly growing and navigating this fast-paced market often challenges solution providers and technology suppliers alike,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The technology executives on CRN’s 2019 Top 100 Executives list understand the IT channel’s potential. They provide strategic and visionary leadership and unparalleled guidance to keep the IT channel moving in the right direction — regardless of the challenges that come their way. In addition, The 100 People You Don’t Know But Should list spotlights under-the-radar IT executives who provide channel partners with the resources and support they need to succeed.”
The 2019 CRN “Top 100 Executives” list honors technology visionaries who shape the IT channel. It is broken down into four sub-lists: The 25 Most Influential Executives, Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders, Top 25 Innovators, and Top 25 Disrupters.
CRN’s “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” list celebrates the IT channel’s unsung heroes. The CRN editorial team compiles the list using feedback from solution providers and industry executives and identifies behind-the-scenes channel players who help partners drive growth, innovation, and profits.
Organizations keep their critical information always safe, accessible, and optimized with StorageCraft’s data protection, data management, and business continuity solutions. StorageCraft’s powerful data protection offerings deliver instant, reliable, and complete data recovery and eliminate downtime. Our innovative converged primary and secondary scale-out storage platform, with integrated data protection, solves data growth challenges, is efficient and easy to use for on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid deployments. For more information, visit www.storagecraft.com.
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