NetApp’s Tom Georgens and Julie Parrish Named 2 of the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry by Everything Channel’s <em>CRN</em>
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-December 15,
2010-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that Tom
Georgens, president and CEO, and Julie Parrish, vice president of
Global Partner Sales, were named 2 of the Top 100 Most Influential
Executives in the Industry by Everything Channel's CRN.
Georgens was included on the 25 Most Innovative Executives list for
his leadership and focus on storage technology innovation and
unparalleled channel commitment. Parrish was included on the Top 25
Channel Sales Leaders list for her role in increasing NetApp's
global sales through its partner ecosystem.
The annual Top 100 Most Influential
Executives in the Industry list recognizes those executives who
have changed the way the channel does business through engineering
blockbuster acquisitions, developing breakthrough technology
initiatives and spearheading aggressive channel sales expansions to
significantly alter the balance of power in the technology
business. The 25 Most Influential Executives list salutes
individuals who are focused on innovation as well as consistency
and those overcoming remarkable challenges; the 25 Channel Sales
Leaders list honors hard-charging executives who are driving their
indirect organization and partners forward with sales and marketing
initiatives; the 25 Most Innovative Executives recognizes
individuals who innovate continually on either the technology or
business strategy front; and the 25 Mavericks honors executives
whose brash and bold thinking is changing the rules of the
"As companies move towards shared IT
infrastructures, our channel partners play a crucial role in
delivering best-of-breed products and solutions that can be used to
build flexible and efficient environments," said Tom Georgens,
president and chief executive officer at NetApp. "Collaborating
with our channel partners is essential for our joint customers and
a critical part of our overall growth strategy."
"These awards are a testament not only to
NetApp and its industry-leading channel partner program, but also
to the efforts and successes of our channel partners," said Julie
Parrish, vice president of Global Partner Sales at NetApp. "We're
committed to maintaining strong relationships with our channel
partners and supporting their efforts to grow their business. As
channel partners prepare their customers for a shared IT
infrastructure, we will be there with industry-leading solutions,
training, and enablement support programs designed to help them
throughout the purchase process."
"As the IT channel continues to evolve, we
salute the market influencers leading the charge for improvement to
the overall health of the channel. Everything Channel's Top 100
Most Influential list recognizes those executives whose influence
and innovation have made a positive impact on channel growth,
leading to significant strides in the IT industry. From influential
and innovative executives to sales leaders and channel mavericks,
these 100 individuals have demonstrated the dedication, foresight,
and calculated risk-taking that makes us proud to be a part of the
IT channel," said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial
director, Everything Channel.
The Top 100 Most Influential Executives in
the Industry were selected by the editors of CRN.
Winners were announced in the November 29th
issue of CRN. To read about the Top 100 Most Influential
Executives in the Industry, go to www.crn.com.
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