Press Release

Six EMC and RSA Channel Leaders Named CRN's 2012 Channel Chiefs

Executives Recognized for Transforming the EMC and RSA Channel Programs to Better Serve New and Existing Partners

HOPKINTON, Mass, February 21, 2012 - 

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) announced today that the following six channel leaders across EMC and its RSA Security Division have been named 2012 Channel Chiefs by CRN for their commitment to accelerating partner profitability and overall success in 2011:

  • Gregg Ambulos, EMC Senior Vice President of Global Channel Sales
  • Leonard Iventosch, EMC Vice President of Americas Channel Sales
  • Fred Kohout, EMC Vice President of Global Channel Marketing
  • Bill Taylor, RSA Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances
  • Shawn Pearson, RSA Senior Director of Americas Channel Sales
  • Joseph Gabriel, RSA Director of Global Channel Marketing

This recognition is the latest in a series of channel-related accolades EMC received for its dedication to its Velocity Partners during the last year. In 2011 five EMC executives were named to CRN's Top Channel Executives List, the EMC® VNXe® unified storage solution won CRN's 2011 "Tech Innovator" award in the storage category and CRN's 2011 "Storage Product of the Year," and EMC was named CRN's "Company of the Year" in three ARC award categories: SMB Network Storage, Enterprise Network Storage and Backup & Recovery Software.

Under the leadership of these executives in 2011, EMC and RSA have completely transformed their partner programs while focusing on what's most critical to partner success – technology leadership, partner profitability, ease of doing business, service delivery, and support.

In 2011 EMC:

  • Continued its commitment to accelerating its Velocity™ partners' profitability by giving them access to industry leading channel-only products with the most competitive pricing, along with easy and efficient marketing and training resources to help them compete and earn business.
  • Announced the simple, efficient and affordable EMC VNXe series of unified storage systems, available only through the EMC channel, to help address the demand for Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions in the SMB market.
  • Announced the EMC Data Domain® DD160 deduplication storage system for small enterprise data centers and remote offices, also sold exclusively through the channel.
  • To help partners be more competitive, EMC extended its discount structure to include a broader range of EMC technology and solutions including its backup and recovery and unified storage offerings, introduced Partner Central and its new partner relationship management tool that is designed to help partners and EMC work more effectively together.
  • Launched channel-only marketing campaigns that are accessible through the EMC Velocity Partner Marketing Guide.

In 2011 RSA:

  • Introduced the RSA® SecurWorld™ Authorized Services Network (ASN) Program and provided its partners with the ability to certify them in an RSA solution. This "seal of approval" from RSA helps customers recognize best-of-breed service delivery from the partner community, while helping partners differentiate themselves in a competitive market.
  • Integrated RSA NetWitness® and RSA Archer® solutions and partners into the SecurWorld program providing partners with the ability to become certified in delivering services in the burgeoning areas of continuous monitoring and Governance, Risk and Compliance.
  • Introduced the channel-ready RSA Authentication Manager Express, a powerful risk-based authentication solution optimized for small- to mid-sized organizations.

For the ninth consecutive year, 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.

EMC and RSA Executive Quotes

Gregg Ambulos, EMC Senior Vice President of Global Channel Sales

"On behalf of all EMC and RSA honorees, we are truly grateful to be recognized as CRN's 2012 Channel Chiefs. 2011 was a transformational, record breaking year for EMC and our channel partners. We introduced highly innovative, channel-only products and enhanced the EMC Velocity Solution Provider Program to make it easier for partners to become more competitive while penetrating and better serving new and existing markets. Last year more than 1,700 partners began selling EMC products for the first time, and revenue from these new partners accounted for almost half our channel revenue growth in 2011. With the combination of the broadest channel-minded product portfolio in the industry and a partner program that rewards partners who are trained to position, sell, and service EMC products, we expect even greater things to come for EMC and our partners in 2012."

Bill Taylor, RSA Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances

"2011 was a game-changing year for RSA and all of its partners. We continued to provide our partners with security products and solutions that not only solve customer challenges, but drive profitability and services for our partners. We continued our successful Partner Council meetings around the world and in doing so met with hundreds of partners. We used their feedback to drive our channel strategy and program enhancements, including all the changes we made to the RSA SecurWorld partner program for 2012. RSA and its partners are very well positioned to provide trusted IT solutions and services to customers that depend on a trusted digital world to innovate and compete in the marketplace."

Supporting Quote

Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director, UBM Channel

"The 2012 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace. Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate EMC and RSA's Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community."

Additional Resources:

The 2012 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.CRN.com

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