MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 29, 2014 — / — Tintri Inc., the leading producer of smart storage for virtualization and cloud environments, today announced the appointment of John Schwan as Vice President, North America Channel Sales. In this role, Schwan will lead the channel sales team to accelerate growth throughout the region.

Schwan joins Tintri at a time of significant growth and further reinforces Tintri’s commitment and focus on the Channel Program. With recent channel training and certifications program enhancements, the company is earning more revenue driven by partners. Tintri recently achieved major milestones in the channel including approaching 100 percent indirect sales, the launch of a global partner program and a reseller sales and sales enablement certification program. Schwan will be responsible for educating and enabling the right partners so Tintri’s business relationships are effective both internally and externally.

“We are excited to have John join our executive field leadership team,” said Tom Ellery, senior vice president worldwide sales at Tintri. “His business experience and exceptional reputation within the channel community further supports Tintri’s expanding investments with channel partners across the Americas. With our heavy focus on the channel, John’s arrival helps us grow our business and underscores our commitment to partners.”

Schwan’s prior experience spans both strategic partner sales and business and partner development. He has held multiple roles at VMware, where he was most recently responsible for field engagement and sales success between VMware and top tier Solution Providers across North America. With over 20 years of IT experience and a proven track record for growing revenues, Schwan is an asset to Tintri’s business expansion efforts.

“I am thrilled to join the Tintri team. The company has quickly emerged as the go-to smart storage solution for both virtualization and the cloud and already has a strong Channel culture in place,” said Schwan. “I look forward to helping further develop the network of channel partners so that we can continue to drive expansion and growth to meet customer needs.”

Schwan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and History from Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana.

Additional Resources

  • Read the IDC Report on Application-Aware Storage for Virtual Environments and Cloud Deployments
  • Download the Tintri VMstore Technology Validation by the Taneja Group
  • View the Tintri “Virtualize More with Less” Infographic
  • Follow Tintri on Twitter
  • Follow Tintri on LinkedIn

About Tintri
Tintri builds smart storage that sees, learns and adapts, enabling IT organizations to focus on virtualized applications and business services instead of managing storage infrastructure. Tintri application-aware storage eliminates planning and complex troubleshooting by providing VM-level visibility, control, insight and agility. Tintri powers hundreds of thousands of virtual machines running business critical databases, enterprise apps, desktops and mobile apps, and private cloud deployments. Tintri helps global enterprises such as AMD, F5 Networks, GE, NEC, NTT, MillerCoors and Time Warner maximize their virtualization and cloud investments. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter: @TintriInc.

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Source: Tintri