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Read Fenner Recognized on CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs List for Nexsan, a StorCentric Company

Vice President of Global Sales Acknowledged for Demonstrating Exemplary Leadership, Influence and Innovation, as well as Helping to Drive Growth for the IT Channel

Thousand Oaks, CA – February 10, 2020 – StorCentric’s Nexsan, a global leader in unified storage solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Read Fenner, Vice President of Global Sales of StorCentric, to its 2020 list of Channel Chiefs. This annual list recognizes the top vendor executives who continually demonstrate exemplary leadership, influence and innovation, as well as help to drive growth for the IT channel.

CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list honors the distinguished leaders, like Fenner, who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies and partnerships. The 2020 Channel Chiefs have shown outstanding commitment, an ability to lead, and a passion for progress within the channel through their partner programs. The Channel Chief honorees were chosen by the CRN editorial staff for their dedication, industry prestige and exceptional accomplishments in driving the channel agenda and evangelizing the importance of channel partnerships.

“The IT channel is undergoing constant evolution to meet customer demands and changing business environments,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Channel Chiefs work tirelessly, leading the industry forward through superior partner programs and strategies with a focus on helping solution providers transform and grow. Our team here at The Channel Company congratulates these outstanding individuals for their dedication to the channel.”

“I am honored to have been recognized by CRN, one of the most highly respected voices in the channel community, and believe it is a testament to Nexsan’s well-known commitment to aligning with our channel partners to ensure they are able to deliver on their end customer requirements in a highly successful and lucrative manner,” Fenner said.

“Indeed, working closely with our channel partners to maintain a deep understanding of the current and evolving needs of both new prospects and current end customers remains priority number one,” Fenner continued. “Then, with this critical information in hand, we have the ability to address every type of data and business challenge – from high transaction processing requiring extreme performance and low latency, to backup and active archive, and everything in between. I am extremely pleased with our recent Assureon® 8.3 announcement with RDMA and our new QLC flash-based E-Series 18F solution, as these new releases provide performance enhancements for customers. ”

CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2020 issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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About Nexsan

Nexsan® is a global enterprise storage leader, enabling customers to securely store, protect and manage critical business data. Established in 1999, Nexsan has built a strong reputation for delivering highly reliable and cost-effective storage while remaining agile to deliver purpose-built storage. Its unique and patented technology addresses evolving, complex enterprise requirements with a comprehensive portfolio of unified storage, block storage, and secure archiving. Nexsan is transforming the storage industry by turning data into a business advantage with unmatched security and compliance standards. Ideal for a variety of use cases including Government, Healthcare, Education, Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, and Call Centers. Nexsan is part of the StorCentric family of brands. For further information, please visit:

About StorCentric

StorCentric provides world-class and award-winning storage solutions. Between its Drobo, Nexsan, Retrospect and Vexata divisions, the company has shipped over 1M storage solutions and has won over 100 awards for technology innovation and service excellence. StorCentric innovation is centered around customers and their specific data requirements, and delivers quality solutions with unprecedented flexibility, data protection, performance and expandability. For further information, please visit:


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