Thousand Oaks, CA – February 11th, 2019 – Nexsan, part of the StorCentric group and a global leader in unified storage solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Read Fenner, Nexsan’s Vice President of Global Sales, to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization through their channel partners.
Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.
Fenner has over 25 years of experience working across different facets within the IT reseller business. He has a proven track record in delivering company and channel success, and has held positions within both reseller and manufacturing companies. Fenner has a background in driving to market new sales strategies, channel development and customer management. He is continuing to develop and drive forward Nexsan’s channel success by highlighting the company’s value proposition and commitment. His dedication and innovativeness has resulted in Fenner being recognized as a 2019 Channel Chief.
“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”
Read Fenner, Vice President of Global Sales at Nexsan, commented: “The channel is fundamental to my role at Nexsan, and as a company we are always looking for ways to drive truly successful partnerships. The channel plays an instrumental role in the IT Industry and I am honored to be recognized as a CRN Channel Chief. This cements Nexsan’s leading position within the channel and I am pleased to be named amongst the top channel leaders.”
“Read plays an integral part in helping develop our vision and strategy,” added Mihir Shah, CEO of StorCentric, parent company of Drobo and Nexsan. “His wealth of experience in generating successful channel campaigns and momentum has enabled us to accelerate Nexsan’s presence. Read’s skillset in looking to continuously develop and promote our channel approach is second to none, and his recognition as a CRN Channel Chief only serves to emphasize the crucial role that he brings to StorCentric.”
The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.
Nexsan® is a global enterprise storage leader, enabling customers to securely store, protect and manage critical business data. Established in 1999, Nexsan has built a strong reputation for delivering highly reliable and cost-effective storage while remaining agile to deliver purpose-built storage. Its unique and patented technology addresses evolving, complex enterprise requirements with a comprehensive portfolio of unified storage, block storage, and secure archiving. Nexsan is transforming the storage industry by turning data into a business advantage with unmatched security and compliance standards. Ideal for a variety of use cases including Government, Healthcare, Education, Life Sciences, and Media & Entertainment. Nexsan is part of the StorCentric family of brands along with Drobo – and operates as a separate division to securely protect business information.
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