MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – February 23, 2015 — / — Tintri, the leading producer of smart storage for virtualization and cloud environments, announced today that John Schwan, VP of Americas Channel, has been named to The Channel Company’s prestigious list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs. The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel. They hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.

Since joining Tintri in 2014, Schwan has helped execute a comprehensive Global Partner Strategy. Under Schwan’s leadership, Tintri has grown the company’s depth of relationship with strategic partners, increased investment to support partner go to market activities and incentive programs, and expanded the Tintri partner sales team for more engagement with partners.

The Tintri Partner Program is a major component of Tintri’s global go-to market strategy, as the company scales to accommodate its rapid growth in demand for its smart storage. Enterprise customers collectively run more than 300,000 virtual machines on Tintri and nearly 70 percent of Tintri customers make repeat purchases within 18 months of buying their first Tintri VMstore. The success of Tintri partners has contributed to the company’s growth of 140 percent year over year.

“Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

“I am thrilled to be recognized by CRN as one of the 2014 Channel Chiefs,” said Schwan “I am proud of the results our team is achieving in deepening relationships with our partner community along with adding new focused partners. Unlike many other storage vendors, our goal is not to sign up every reseller- instead we focus on building business partnerships that are strategic and long lasting. We take pride in our ability to attract top partners through our channel-driven model and our highly differentiated products. I look forward to continuing to improve and grow our partner business and program.”

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at

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, with all flash performance for virtualized environment and the cloud. 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: @Tintri.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships.

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The Channel Company

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Source: Tintri


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