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Nexsan’s Russ Johnson, Chief Revenue Officer, Recognized as 2016 CRN(R) Channel Chief

Under Johnson’s Leadership, Excelerate Partner Program Has Enabled Channel Partners to Compete and Win in New Markets, Dramatically Increase Deal Size and Enjoy Double Digit Margin Growth

CAMPBELL Calif. – March 9, 2016Nexsan™, a global leader in secure storage, backup and data management solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Russ Johnson, Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

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. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

CRN singled out Johnson based upon the successful launch and ongoing leadership of the company’s enhanced Nexsan Partner Program, which has enabled strategic channel partners to participate in markets in which they were previously boxed-out, dramatically increase deal size, and enjoy double-digit margin growth — all without compromising any current revenue streams. The robustness of the Nexsan Partner Program, in combination with Nexsan’s unified storage solutions family, has led to the addition of over 200 new partners since its launch.

“We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”

“We have remained steadfast in our mission to engineer and deliver unified storage solutions that exceed end user expectations,” said Johnson. “Which, when combined with our deep commitment and investment in providing world-class partner enablement tools, as well as pricing models that ensure the greatest revenue opportunities, it’s not surprising that our strategic partner roster has grown as it has and includes a virtual who’s who of the channel community.” He continued, “We are of course gratified and honored to have our commitment and accomplishments recognized by one of the greatest voices of the channel community — CRN.”

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The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at

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About Nexsan

Nexsan™ is leading the way in redefining unified storage. The company has been at the forefront in developing world-class storage technologies that are focused on the critical needs of our customers. Nexsan Unity™ is one of the first enterprise-class unified storage solutions to incorporate secure file sync and share in a single platform. Nexsan Assureon™ delivers secure archive storage for the most compliant of industries and our renowned E-Series is the storage backbone of many data centres around the world due to its high performance, reliable, high density storage. Nexsan is headquartered in Campbell, CA. For more information, please visit:

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