NetApp's Leonard Iventosch Recognized as Channel Chief by CMP Channel's CRN for Fourth Year
Sunnyvale, Calif. - February 25, 2008
-- NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) today announced that Leonard Iventosch,
vice president, Global Channels, was named a 2008 Channel Chief by
CMP Channel's CRN. Channel Chiefs are recognized as influential
executives who consistently defend, promote, and execute effective
channel partner programs and strategies. Iventosch joined NetApp in
June 2000 and since that time has driven the creation of an
industry-leading VIP (Very Important Partner) Program complementary
to the company's direct sales force.
"At NetApp we believe in long-term partner
relationships based on trust and integrity, and to be recognized
for our commitment to our partner community is a great honor," said
Iventosch. "By investing in our channel program and, more
importantly, in our partners, we are creating additional
opportunities for our most trusted partners to effectively be more
engaged with customers to solve their data center needs."
This is the sixth consecutive year that CRN
developed the Channel Chief list. Top Channel Chiefs were chosen
based on criteria including policy and program innovations made
during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates
through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf
of the channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to
"Successful channel programs and strategies
help fuel the solution provider ecosystem, and each of this year's
Channel Chiefs should be applauded for building and advocating the
most successful of those programs and strategies," said Dan Dignam,
vice president and publisher of CMP Channel.
NetApp is a leading provider of innovative data management
solutions that simplify the complexities of storing, managing,
protecting, and retaining enterprise data. Market leaders around
the world choose NetApp to help them reduce cost, minimize risk,
and adapt to change. For solutions that deliver unmatched
simplicity and value, visit us on the Web at www.netapp.com.
CRN provides solution providers and technology integrators
with the crucial information and analysis they need to drive their
company's sales. As an advocate for and a voice of the IT channel,
solution providers turn to CRN first for immediate
information. With nearly 25 years of experience, CRN is
the most trusted source for channel professionals. CRN can
be found on the web at http://www.crn.com.
About CMP Channel
CMP Channel is the one-stop shop customers turn to in order to meet
their global sales channel objectives from access to execution.
Through use of its print products, which include CRN and
VARBusiness, their accompanying websites, the broader
ChannelWeb network, the Group's XChange worldwide face-to-face
conferences and the Institute for Partner Education &
Development (IPED), vendors are able to accelerate sales through
the channel. CMP Channel provides a worldwide answer to
advertising, branding and marketing services, lead generation,
market intelligence, branded and custom events, education of
solution providers and best practices for vendors.
About CMP Technology
CMP Technology is a marketing-solutions company serving the
technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of
trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more
technology professionals than any other media company. As a result,
CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable
programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield
superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of
United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com),
a global provider of news distribution and specialist information
services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.
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