Cohesity’s Todd Palmer Recognized as 2019 CRN® Channel Chief

Vice President of Worldwide Channels Recognized as Channel Chief for
Fourth Consecutive Year

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cohesity, the leader of hyperconverged
secondary storage
, announced today that CRN®,
a brand of The
Channel Company
, has named Todd Palmer, vice president of worldwide
channels at Cohesity, to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs.
The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to
drive growth and revenue in their organization through their channel
partners. This marks the fourth consecutive year Palmer has been
recognized as a CRN Channel Chief, a testament to his experience and
expertise at building world-class channel programs and organizations
that drive explosive sales and customer growth.

Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership,
vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief
honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their
professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the
channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and

Palmer has over a decade of experience in driving channel programs for
enterprise data center and cloud technology leaders including Palo Alto
Networks, NetApp, Endace, and Computer Associates. At Cohesity, Palmer
helped drive the company’s recently
300 percent increase in revenue, with over 75 percent of
its partners growing their Cohesity business by more than 200 percent.

To help Cohesity meet the exploding demand for its modern web-scale data
platform for backup and recovery and other secondary workloads, Palmer
significantly expanded the Cohesity
partner program
to give partners new ways to empower their customers
to do more with their backup data, freeing it from being just an
expensive insurance policy. The program now includes comprehensive free
training, sales tools, aggressive marketing initiatives, and incentives
for companies to market and sell their own services.

“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special
recognition for their contribution and support in the development of
robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant
influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley,
CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable
record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued

“It’s an honor to have the outstanding success of Cohesity’s channel
recognized again,” said Palmer. “Together with partners, we have an
incredible opportunity to empower enterprises to protect, store and
manage secondary data – starting with backups and extending to disaster
recovery, testing and development, and analytics – while overcoming the
challenge of mass
data fragmentation
. With our partners, we are enabling customers to
extract new insights from their data that can fuel competitive

The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential
Channel Chiefs, is featured online at
and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.

About The Channel Company

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innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we
connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end
users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we
draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for
ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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About Cohesity

Cohesity makes your data work for you by consolidating secondary storage
silos onto a hyperconverged, web-scale data platform that spans both
private and public clouds. Enterprise customers begin by radically
streamlining their backup and data protection, then converge file and
object services, test/dev instances, and analytic functions to provide a
global data store. Cohesity counts many Global 1000 companies and
federal agencies among its rapidly growing customer base and was named
to Forbes’ “Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017,” LinkedIn’s “Startups:
The 50 Industry Disruptors You Need to Know Now,” and CRN’s “2017
Emerging Vendors in Storage” lists. For more information, visit our
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Channel Company

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Director of
Corporate Communications

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