Victoria Grey of Gridstore Recognized as 2015 CRN Channel Chief
Gridstore™ the leader in hyper-converged all flash infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center announced today that Victoria Grey has been named to the prestigious list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs. The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.
The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs have demonstrated their enduring support for the channel by consistently defending, promoting and executing effective channel partner programs and strategies.
With over 20 years of experience building outstanding channel programs in both North America and EMEA, Victoria was chosen because of her commitment to ensuring the channel are true business partners at every level of the relationship. Through her dynamic leadership, the Gridstore channel program has delivered innovative marketing and sales enablement programs that have empowered partners to enhance their bottom line while delivering industry-leading solutions. In the past year she redesigned and launched the Gridstore Accelerate Partner Program, resulting in both channel expansion and growth. Through her leadership the partner program was overhauled to outline three key areas critical to partner success: Benefits, Enablement, and Requirements for Success. Starting with margin earned, to training, MDF, communication via a custom partner portal, lead gen, pre-and post-sales support, and marketing activities, all critical aspects of a successful partner program.
“Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.
“I am extremely honored to be recognized by CRN Magazine as one of the 2015 Channel Chiefs,” said Victoria Grey, CMO, Gridstore. “CRN does an important job in bringing attention to the value of the channel, something I’ve long been committed to.”
The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 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.
About The Channel Company The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.
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Douglas W. Gruehl