Inc., a Seagate Company (NASDAQ:STX), announced today that Terry Cunningham, president and general manager, has been named one of CRN’s 2013 Channel Chiefs for the third consecutive year. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT industry.
Cunningham, a former channel partner himself, has over 20 years of experience in indirect sales. He was named a Channel Chief again as a result of his exceptional leadership, innovative ideas, and commitment to partner success in the rapidly evolving backup and recovery space. Cunningham has also been instrumental in driving monthly recurring revenue (MRR) models for the channel, bringing them into the future of software delivery. Additionally, he was recognized as one of CRN’s
Top 100 Channel Executives in 2012
, an award given to the most influential and innovative channel executives in North America.
Under Cunningham’s leadership this past year, EVault expanded its global channel presence announcing strategic partnerships with blue-chip businesses in the EMEA, APAC and Latin American regions bringing its portfolio of cloud-connected
to more businesses in these high-growth markets. The company also launched
, a significant upgrade to EVault’s cloud-connected
backup and recovery
platform, and a guaranteed SLA and speedy 4-hour option for its
EVault Cloud Disaster Recovery Service
. Both offerings bring more substantial data backup and recovery options and opportunities for profitability to the channel.
“It’s an immense honor to be named one of CRN’s Channel Chiefs for a third consecutive year, but the real praise must be given to EVault’s channel team and our partners for their tireless commitment to and passion for customer service,” said Cunningham. “Due to their outstanding work, we’ve been able to strengthen existing channel relationships, introduce a number of attractive services and expand our reach into growing international markets. EVault’s success relies heavily on the strong two-way commitment we have with our channel partners - we provide outstanding cloud-connected backup and recovery solutions and they in turn help us lead the data protection industry into the future.”