Vice President of Channel Development Neal Bradbury and Vice President of Sales
Rob Merklinger Recognized for Commitment to Channel Sales
Excellence and Partner Enablement
BOSTON, March 8, 2013 – Intronis, Inc., provider of world-class cloud backup solutions for the IT channel, today announced that Neal Bradbury, co-founder and vice president of channel development, and Rob Merklinger, vice president of sales, have been named to UBM Tech Channel’s prestigious CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs list.
The annual Channel Chiefs list, consisting 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.
Under the high-energy guidance of Bradbury and Merklinger, Intronis achieved more than 40 percent year-over-year growth in 2012 by keeping its focus on partner enablement and sales excellence. During the year, the cloud services innovator developed and adopted a new partner onboarding system and introduced several technology developments including a new mobile app, advanced integration with professional services automation (PSA) leaders Autotask and ConnectWise and support for VMware vSphere® environments via system image-based backups.
To further enhance the Intronis partner experience, the company recently made a number of key functionality improvements to its Partner Portal to improve reporting and reduce the amount of time required to manage backups. Intronis also offers many innovative, business-building marketing resources to help MSPs effectively market and sell cloud-based data protection services as part of their managed services offerings.
“We’re committed to providing our channel partners with the industry’s best-performing, cloud-based backup and recovery solutions, enablement tools and sales support,” says Jay Bolgatz, interim CEO, Intronis. “Ensuring the success of our channel partners is top of mind in all we do – from engineering and development, to marketing and sales execution. It’s great to see Neal and Rob honored by CRN for their ongoing channel advocacy, leadership and relentless focus on doing right by our partners.”
“The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel sales excellence and growth in the IT marketplace,” said Kelley Damore, senior vice president, editorial director, CRN. “A must-read for the savvy IT solution provider, our annual Channel Chiefs issue identifies the people, products and programs that they need to know. We congratulate this year’s Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community.”
For over ten years, Channel Chiefs have been 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. Selected by CRN’s editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 25, 2013 issue of CRN Magazine and is available online at www.crn.com. The complete CRN Channel Chief profiles for Neal Bradbury and Rob Merklinger are also available online.
Intronis Cloud Backup and Recovery is a world-class cloud backup solution for the IT channel. Intronis provides the industry’s easiest-to-use secure data solution for offsite and local backup, which generates a monthly recurring revenue stream to add to your business. Intronis offers the best, deepest Exchange, SQL backup on the market, supports virtualized environments with native VMware backup and is integrated to major solutions in the MSP ecosystem. Partners receive expert customer support from our U.S.-based team. The solution has been field tested by thousands of MSPs, and the company has been named Best Revenue Generator seven times and Best Customer Support three times by members of ASCII. barracudamsp.wpengine.com.