CRN recognizes CEO Kent Plunkett in the IT Channel
Boston, MA, November 29, 2011 – Intronis, the world’s leading cloud backup and recovery solution for the IT Channel, announced today that Kent Plunkett Chief Executive Officer was named one of the Top 100 Executives in the Channel by CRN. This annual list salutes individual channel executives for continuing to change the way the channel does business to increase partner sales while shaping their own organization’s future.
CRN’s 2011 Top 100 Executives list was based on nominations from solution providers who rated channel vendor executives based on influence, effectiveness and viability, as well as business and sales impact. The CRN Editorial team judged nominees based on sales volume, channel investment and advocacy, and performance in 2011 CRN research projects such as Channel Champs and the Annual Report Card.
Kent Plunkett was included on the list of Top 100 Channel Executives because he has guided Intronis Cloud Backup + Recovery to become a leader in the IT channel. Kent and the Intronis team have demonstrated that Intronis is not only a reliable solution, but a tremendous revenue builder. With his guidance, Intronis ensures that resellers can count on the company to be there every step of the way through the industry’s reliability leader, world class customer support, regional customer success team, and dedicated account managers.
Kent Plunkett, states “It is an honor to be recognized along with the other leading Channel Executives who also received this award. I am very proud of the team at Intronis, the value we give to the IT Channel, and being able to help each of our partners succeed in their businesses.
“From sales leaders and innovators to mavericks and up-and-comers, it takes different types of executives with different philosophies to drive continued success of the IT Channel,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director for UBM Channel. “We’re recognizing this year’s Top 100 Executives for their commitment to the channel, as well as their determination to adopt new strategies and policies that drive greater sales for partners, while positioning their own company for future growth. We salute these leaders for their hard work and devotion to the technology channel.”
Expanded coverage of the 2011 Top 100 Executives will be featured in the November issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.crn.com.
Intronis Cloud Backup + 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 and SQL backup on the market, U.S.-based customer support, and is also integrated to major solutions in the MSP ecosystem. The solution has been field tested by thousands of MSPs and the industry spoke by awarding Intronis the 2011 Vendor of the Year from ASCII. www.intronis.com
About UBM Channel: (www.ubmchannel.com)
UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com.
UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com