BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Turbonomic, the leader in workload automation for hybrid cloud, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Turbonomic Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mark Thurmond, to its 2018 list of Top 100 Executives. The annual list recognizes leaders from the technology industry who have played an integral role in shaping today’s IT channel, whether by driving huge cultural shifts, creating rich new opportunities, or forging innovative routes to success.
Thurmond joined as Turbonomic’s first COO in September of 2017. He has been instrumental in growing and scaling Turbonomic’s global Channel and Alliances Business, which the company expects to drive more than 75-percent of revenue in 2018. Notably, Thurmond spearheaded the launch of a new global partner program which increases partner profitability through deal protection, margin protection, and incentives for new customers and growth attainment. The program also focuses on new accreditation to accelerate partner delivery of support and services. Turbonomic’s partner ecosystem includes over 300 technology alliance and channel partners, including Accenture, AHEAD, AWS, BMC, Cisco, CDW, DXC, Kovarus, Microsoft, Presidio, RoundTower, RTP, Sirius, Trace3, Technologent and many others.
“Visionary and strategic leadership can make the difference between just surviving and excelling in this period of disruptive change for the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “In order for technology suppliers and solution providers to thrive and stay ahead of the competition, they need leaders who are able to envision both the future of the channel and the role their organization needs to play in order to create that reality. CRN’s 2018 Top 100 Executives embody these qualities. They are change agents who deliver unwavering guidance to their companies, always asking where are we headed and not being afraid to take the necessary steps to get there.”
“All workloads will become self-managing across multiple customer environments,” said Benjamin Nye, CEO at Turbonomic. “Mark’s global leadership, go-to-market expertise and channel-first mindset are instrumental to delivering this ‘SMART’ (self-managing, anywhere, in real-time) workload vision to customers. I applaud Mark’s recognition as it is well deserved. His focus on leveraging Alliances and the Channel was essential to delivering last year’s $100 million in bookings and achieving triple-digit growth in the first quarter of this year.”
Thurmond has a track record of successfully scaling companies. Prior to joining Turbonomic he was Executive Vice President at Qlik Technologies where he led Worldwide Sales and Services. This followed a 15-year career at EMC where he held multiple global sales and operations leadership positions for several business units, including VCE, RSA and the EMC Centera Business Unit. Prior to that, he was a senior sales executive at PTC.
“It’s an honor to be named among those recognized by CRN. The channel is central to Turbonomic’s growth strategy, and our investment in helping partners and customers succeed during this time of massive IT transformation is a top priority,” said Thurmond. “Thank you to our talented Channel and Alliances team for their hard work and dedication in building relationships with our strategic partners like Cisco, DXC, Microsoft and many others.”
The Top 100 Executives list will be featured in the August 2018 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/top100.
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Turbonomic delivers workload automation for hybrid cloud, thereby continuously assuring performance while lowering cost and maintaining compliance with business policies. The Turbonomic platform makes workloads SMART (self-managing, anywhere, in real-time), matching workload demand to infrastructure supply, helping customers maintain a continuous state of application health. Founded in 2009, Boston-based Turbonomic is one of the fastest-growing technology companies, trusted by thousands of enterprise organizations to activate their hybrid cloud journey. To learn more about Turbonomic, visit turbonomic.com.
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