SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 -- Overland Storage (NASDAQ: OVRL), the trusted global provider of effortless data management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle, today announced that Jillian Mansolf has been named one of CRN's 2013 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry. This is the third consecutive year that Mansolf has been recognized by CRN as a channel chief.
Since joining Overland Storage in 2009, Mansolf has been responsible for spearheading the company's initiative to sell branded data management and data protection solutions exclusively through the worldwide channel. Under her leadership, Overland launched its first globally integrated channel program, the FastTrack Partner Program, which now has over 4,600 registered partners worldwide. Dedicated to boosting the success of its partners, the Overland FastTrack Partner Program offers integrated video training and in-person educational events to help partners stay on top of storage industry trends. To help partners increase sales and grow revenue, the program provides online sales and marketing tools, as well as automated deal registration and guaranteed margin protection. During the past year, Mansolf lead the launch of Overland's SnapSAN products and Overland's first clustered NAS product, SnapScale X2. In addition to launching these innovative enterprise solutions, Mansolf headed the development of lead generation and lead sharing programs, as well as an initiative to make global strategic end-user account sales teams available to premiere partners. This effort has opened up additional markets, totaling over $20 million in new opportunities for Overland partners in the second half of 2012.
"The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President, Editorial Director, CRN. "Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year's Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community."
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