SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the leader in predictive flash storage, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Leonard Iventosch, vice president of worldwide channels, to its prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.
"We recently surpassed the 10,000 customer milestone, and I'm proud to say that the strength of our channel relationships has proven invaluable in achieving this incredible growth," said Iventosch. "We've been committed to developing unique programs and products, which have allowed our partners to take advantage of the increasing demand for all flash and predictive infrastructures. It's an honor to be recognized as a leader in the channel, and I look forward to continuing to help our partners increase business opportunities and further expand the Nimble Storage Predictive Flash platform."
With over 30 years of experience in cultivating new business opportunities in the enterprise storage industry, Iventosch played a key role in strengthening partner relationships at Nimble. Ivenstoch's commitment to the development and launch of the Nimble Cloud Service Provider program fueled dramatic growth from these strategic partners. Through his leadership, Nimble also launched a "virtual district manager" training program, providing the tools necessary for Nimble sales teams to work more effectively with partner sales organizations -- enabling them to close deals faster and drive the majority of the sales cycle.
Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN's editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.
"The executives on our 2017 Channel Chiefs list have distinguished themselves by building strong partner programs, developing and executing effective business strategy and helping to advance the channel as a whole," said Bob Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their achievements and look forward to their successes in the coming year."
The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.
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