Intronis’ Neal Bradbury Named One of the Top 50 Channel Chiefs; Rob Merklinger Recognized as an Industry Channel Chief; Intronis Partner Program Earns 5 Stars
CHELMSFORD, MA – April 4, 2014 – Intronis, Inc., an award-winning provider of world-class cloud backup solutions exclusively for the IT channel, today announced it has earned three distinct industry honors from CRN for its executive leadership and partner program excellence.
Neal Bradbury, Co-Founder and VP of Channel Development for Intronis, was named one of CRN Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Leaders on the 2014 Channel Chiefs list. Noted among the channel’s “movers and shakers,” Bradbury joins an elite list of the IT channel’s top executives and vendor brands. Intronis’ Rob Merklinger, VP of Sales, was also recognized as one of this year’s CRN Channel Chiefs, marking his second year on the list.
Regarded as one this year’s “Best Channel Vendors,” Intronis was also selected for CRN’s 2014 Partner Program Guide and awarded an elite 5-Star Partner rating for its focus on delivering channel enablement and success to its managed service provider (MSP) partners. CRN’s listing for Intronis’ 2014 Partner Program can be viewed online.
“Ensuring the success of our channel partners is top of mind in all we do, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing the IT channel’s best-performing, cloud-based backup and data recovery solutions, enablement tools and sales support,” says Rick Faulk, Chairman and CEO, Intronis. “It’s a great honor to see Neal and Rob recognized again by CRN for their ongoing channel advocacy, leadership and relentless focus on partner success, and we are extremely proud of our ranking as a 5-Star Partner.”
In 2013, under the guidance of Bradbury and Merklinger, Intronis exceeded its sales targets by growing its business with existing partners and welcoming new Intronis partners. The company also made significant investments to better support and enable its channel partners’ success. Among these achievements, the company created a Partner Success Organization, completed its first State of Cloud Backup Study, and made several enhancements to its cloud backup solution and resources including support for virtualized environments and new usability enhancements to its partner portal.
“Investing in the business resources that will help our partners be more successful is a top priority at Intronis,” says Jasmine Lombardi, Vice President of Partner Success, Intronis. “We take great pride in empowering our partners and will be introducing even more enablement resources and support offerings in the weeks ahead.”
About the CRN Channel Chiefs
For more than 10 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. The 2014 Channel Chiefs list was featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.
About the CRN Partner Program Guide
The CRN 5-Star Rating and Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that deliver products and derive sales through the IT channel. Intronis sells exclusively through the MSP community and is recognized as one of the IT industry’s most friendly channel vendors. The 2014 Partner Program Guide is now featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star Partners listing is also highlighted in the April 2014 issue of CRN.
Intronis is an award-winning provider of world-class cloud backup solutions exclusively for the IT channel. Intronis offers the deepest Exchange and SQL backup on the market, securely protects physical and virtual data with native support for VMware, Hyper-V, and physical system images, and easily integrates with top RMM and PSA tools. Intronis’ complete data protection platform has been field tested by thousands of MSPs and is centrally managed from a single console that can be customized and rebranded. In 2014, the company was recognized as a “Best Channel Vendor” by Business Solutions Magazine and one of the “Top 100 Cloud Computing Vendors” and “Top 20 Coolest Cloud Storage Vendors” by CRN Magazine. Learn more at barracudamsp.com.