Rich Shea of SimpliVity is named a CRN Channel Chief
SimpliVity’s VP of Sales in the Americas receives the honor for the second year in a row.
CRN Channel Chief 2014, WESTBOROUGH, Mass., February 25, 2014—SimpliVity, the leader in converged infrastructure with its award-winning OmniCube platform, today announced that Rich Shea, Vice President of Sales, Americas, has been named one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes the executives responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry. CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales.
Rich Shea is a seasoned sales executive with a strong track record of revenue generation, rapid organizational scaling and successful sales strategy creation, with a career-long focus on selling with the channel. Under Rich’s leadership, SimpliVity’s partner program garnered the CRN 5-Star Partner rating in recognition of both its attractive solution set and its commitment to its channel partners’ success.
“SimpliVity’s rapid growth over the past year is due in no small part to the energy, insight, and leadership of Rich Shea,” said Doron Kempel, CEO of SimpliVity. “Our business model has been 100% channel while providing ease in doing business. Under Rich’s stewardship, SimpliVity has reinforced that it is fully committed to each channel partner’s success. The company is pleased that he has been recognized by CRN for the second year in a row as a Channel Chief.”
This recognition from CRN continues SimpliVity’s winning streak. Last week the company’s OmniCube was named a Silver winner in Storage Magazine’s Product of the Year award in the storage system category. Other recent accolades for SimpliVity include Best of VMworld 2013 Gold, Red Herring Global 100, and a win in the inaugural edition of the Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards.
“We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations. The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire, and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.
The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.
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About CRN – The Channel Company
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About SimpliVity Corporation
SimpliVity, the Data Virtualization Company, was established with the mission of simplifying IT by delivering a new data architecture that powers an assimilated infrastructure platform. SimpliVity’s OmniCube™ utilizes standard x86 base systems to converge server and storage functionality, along with significant advanced functionality that today is delivered by numerous disparate appliances—all at a fraction of cost and with extreme reduction in complexity. OmniCube goes further than infrastructure convergence to enable a global network of systems for managing and protecting the virtual machines and their data. OmniCube systems are deployed in a network of two or more, creating an OmniCube Global Federation, which provides efficient data movement, resource sharing, and scalability.
SimpliVity’s business model is 100% indirect. Solutions and professional services are available through its reseller and partner channels along with sales, service, and customer support located worldwide. Information on SimpliVity Corporation is available at www.simplivity.com, or by contacting us at +1-508.310.0132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.