Intronis Executives Honored for IT Channel Leadership

CRN recognizes Neal Bradbury and Rob Merklinger as 2015 Channel Chiefs

CHELMSFORD, Mass.Feb. 23, 2015Intronis, Inc., a provider of world-class backup and data protection solutions for the IT channel, today announced that Neal Bradbury and Rob Merklinger have been named to the prestigious 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list.

Bradbury, Intronis’ co-founder and vice president of Channel Development, and Merklinger, who serves as Intronis vice president of Sales, are among the influential executives on this annual list who represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel, and 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. CRN recognized Bradbury and Merklinger for the pivotal role they have played over the past year in driving sales and expanding channel partnerships for Intronis.

“Neal and Rob are firmly committed to the ongoing success and development of our channel program,” says Rick Faulk, CEO of Intronis. “We are both proud and honored to see them recognized by CRN for their channel advocacy and the contributions they are making toward helping our solution provider partners successfully market and sell Intronis’ cloud-based backup and recovery solutions as part of their IT service delivery models.”

During 2014, Intronis launched several new products and services that are available exclusively for resale by IT channel partners. They include Intronis ECHOplatform, which delivers the industry’s most secure, scalable, and comprehensive cloud backup and data recovery solution and is available at fixed-fee storage pricing per SMB account, and Intronis ECHOshare, which is a cloud-based file sync and collaboration solution that is designed to secure and simplify data sharing for SMBs. Intronis also continued to invest in the development of business-building resources for channel partners with the launch of the Intronis Partner Guide.

“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 of The Channel Company. 

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN and online at

About Intronis
Intronis provides world-class data protection solutions for small businesses, delivered exclusively through the IT channel. The Intronis ECHOplatform securely protects physical and virtual data with native support for physical imaging, VMware, Hyper-V, Exchange, and SQL, all through a re-brandable central management console that integrates with major RMM and PSA tools. With Intronis’ unlimited and fixed-fee storage pricing per SMB account, IT service providers are able to rapidly grow revenue and scale profit. Through Intronis ECHOshare, channel partners can easily expand their IT services portfolio to include tightly integrated business-grade file sync and share. Learn more at

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, they have leveraged their 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

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