CRN, a media brand of The Channel Company, has named Don Lopes, VP Marketing & Channels at storage company Nexenta, to its prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.
As a provider of Open Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), Nexenta currently serves nearly 6,000 customers around the world, with 300 partners, 50 patents, and more than 1,500 petabytes of storage under management at the moment.
As the VP of Marketing & Channels for Nexenta, Don Lopes serves the channel in a multitude of ways. Don drives Nexenta’s go-to-market strategy, which is entirely channel driven, by managing the Nexenta Partner Program. Through this program, Nexenta provides distributors, resellers, system integrators, and service providers with innovative software-defined storage solutions to streamline the transition to a software-defined enterprise.
Don Lopes would combine excellent sales, support and marketing skills to ensure Nexenta‘s channel partners have everything they need to make their businesses successful and continue to build and grow strong partnerships.
“I am beyond grateful to be honored by CRN with this prestigious award again this year,” said Don Lopes, Vice President, Marketing & Channels, Nexenta. “CRN strives to cultivate the channel and initiate important relationships across the IT industry, and this recognition reflects Nexenta’s continuous commitment to our customers and partners in the same regard.”
The executives on this annual list from CRN would represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners. Each of the CRN 2017 Channel Chiefs would have demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.