Gridstore’s CMO Victoria Grey Named to 2015 CRN Women of the Channel List
Gridstore™ the leader in hyper-converged all flash infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center today announced that Victoria Grey, CMO, has been named to The Channel Company’s prestigious 2015 CRN® Women of the Channel. The annual list honors outstanding female executives across vendor channel organizations, distributors, solution providers and other women prominently involved in the IT channel ecosystem for their successes and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward. This year’s Women of the Channel were carefully reviewed and selected by the editors of CRN based on their accomplishments and the influence they wield over the technology channel.
Among her most recent accomplishments, Victoria was the driving force behind the formation of the Gridstore Technical Advisory Council (GTAC) comprised of industry leaders with deep expertise in leading-edge solutions, Microsoft technologies, and a a combined legacy of decades of industry experience. The GTAC provides input and guidance to Gridstore’s strategies and product directions.
In 2014 Ms. Grey successfully re-launched the Gridstore Accelerate Partner Program in the U.S. and introduced it into the EMEA market, initially focusing on the UK and has since directed the expansion of the program to encompass the Western European and Nordic regions of EMEA.
Gridstore actively drives business through the channel, and with these new programs Grey has ramped the recruiting and engagement efforts with infrastructure VARs, integrators and service providers resulting in a dramatic increase in growth in all geographies. The Accelerate program offers partners generous margins, deal registration, live and online training, sales support, marketing programs and materials, MDF, sales and technical support, and a dedicated partner portal for easy access to all things Gridstore.
Early in 2015 Victoria launched a fully revamped Partner Portal with improved usability, new assets and supporting materials for partners to grow their Gridstore business. In her role she is a key visionary in the strategic planning for expanding the global sales organization with additional regional reps and inside sales reps all that directly support the channel.
Victoria has over 20 years’ experience in technology sales and marketing, with a specialty in the data storage business. She joined Gridstore from Soonr where she was chief marketing officer of worldwide marketing. While at Soonr she initiated a complete overhaul of the company’s channel program, winning the XCellence Award from CRN’s XChange, and resulting in dramatic growth in North American channel partners and sales. Prior to Soonr she was at Nexsan, a leader in unified hybrid storage, where she was senior vice president of worldwide corporate and product marketing. While at Nexsan she drove the complete rebranding of all aspects of the company, driving significant growth rates through a network of partners. She was named a “Woman of the Channel” in 2013 and 2014, and was awarded the Tribute to Women in Technology award and has served on a number of industry boards.
“These executives have made a lasting mark on the industry, expanding the breadth of influence in the technology channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the Women of the Channel, and celebrate their innovative contributions and commitment to the IT channel community.”
“I am honored to have been named one of the Women of the Channel for a third consecutive year. It is exciting to be associated with such an august group of highly accomplished professionals,” said Victoria Grey, CMO, Gridstore. “The honor of being selected is very gratifying as it helps validate our channel initiatives and supports the leadership of women in driving channel growth.”
The Women of the Channel will be featured in the June issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.
Gridstore™ is the leader in HyperConverged All-Flash Infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center. Our customers gain a 10X performance improvement over traditional storage as we put all-flash as close to the workload as possible. They realize 4X lower TCO by consolidation of three layers of infrastructure into one scalable layer built on X86 hardware and 10X less management effort due to less management points and less infrastructure to manage. Gridstore’s HyperConverged Appliances include both compute and storage in a single system, and provide external storage and work with any Windows servers and the HyperConverged Appliance, all driven by Gridstore’s patented software. Gridstore software architecture delivers native Windows integration, per-VM I/O control, and elastic and independent scaling of resources. Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. and its products and services are available through a global network of value-added resellers.
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