SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cohesity, the leader of hyperconverged secondary storage, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Todd Palmer, vice president of worldwide channels at Cohesity, 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. This marks the fourth consecutive year Palmer has been recognized as a CRN Channel Chief, a testament to his experience and expertise at building world-class channel programs and organizations that drive explosive sales and customer growth.
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.
Palmer has over a decade of experience in driving channel programs for enterprise data center and cloud technology leaders including Palo Alto Networks, NetApp, Endace, and Computer Associates. At Cohesity, Palmer helped drive the company’s recently announced 300 percent increase in revenue, with over 75 percent of its partners growing their Cohesity business by more than 200 percent.
To help Cohesity meet the exploding demand for its modern web-scale data platform for backup and recovery and other secondary workloads, Palmer significantly expanded the Cohesity partner program to give partners new ways to empower their customers to do more with their backup data, freeing it from being just an expensive insurance policy. The program now includes comprehensive free training, sales tools, aggressive marketing initiatives, and incentives for companies to market and sell their own services.
“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.”
“It’s an honor to have the outstanding success of Cohesity’s channel recognized again,” said Palmer. “Together with partners, we have an incredible opportunity to empower enterprises to protect, store and manage secondary data – starting with backups and extending to disaster recovery, testing and development, and analytics – while overcoming the challenge of mass data fragmentation. With our partners, we are enabling customers to extract new insights from their data that can fuel competitive advantage.”
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.
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Cohesity makes your data work for you by consolidating secondary storage silos onto a hyperconverged, web-scale data platform that spans both private and public clouds. Enterprise customers begin by radically streamlining their backup and data protection, then converge file and object services, test/dev instances, and analytic functions to provide a global data store. Cohesity counts many Global 1000 companies and federal agencies among its rapidly growing customer base and was named to Forbes’ “Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017,” LinkedIn’s “Startups: The 50 Industry Disruptors You Need to Know Now,” and CRN’s “2017 Emerging Vendors in Storage” lists. For more information, visit our website www.cohesity.com and blog https://cohesity.com/blog/, follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/cohesity and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/3750699/ and like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cohesity/.