Nimble Storage Channel Executives Named for Fourth Consecutive Year

SAN JOSE, CA – February 22, 2016 — / — Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the flash storage solutions company, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Leonard Iventosch, vice president of worldwide channels, and Alvin DaCosta, sr. director of channel marketing, 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.

“We recently surpassed the 7,500 customer milestone in just under six years of shipping our first adaptive flash storage products, and the strength of our channel relationships has proven invaluable in achieving our incredible growth. We’re thrilled to be recognized by CRN for the strength of our partner programs and relationships,” said Leonard Iventosch. “Nimble is committed to providing partners with the support and resources they require to pursue new business opportunities and differentiate our expanding portfolio of flash storage solutions with current and prospective customers.”

As Vice President of Worldwide Channels, Leonard Iventosch leads the Nimble worldwide channel organization in supporting go-to-market sales initiatives. Through his leadership, Nimble has focused on broadening and deepening its channel partnerships, including recruiting new partners from around the world to accelerate business growth and deliver on the company’s value proposition for current and prospective customers.

As Sr. Director of Channel Marketing, Alvin DaCosta leads the development and execution of the global Nimble Storage Partner Program, encompassing new certification levels, incentives and enablement tools in a comprehensive approach for authorized partners who resell Nimble flash storage solutions. As part of this program, Nimble introduced joint programs in alignment with its technology alliance partners, such as a blueprint that includes go-to-market quarterly business plans that are tailored to accelerate strategic solution selling opportunities. Partners can also take advantage of the Nimble Loyalty Incentive Program, which is a growth-focused allotment of marketing development funds, targeted sales performance incentive funds, along with a trade-in program, discounts, and a deal registration program designed to reward partners for new sales opportunities.

“The key to our success in the channel is that we continuously network and listen to our partners to gain a clear perspective of their priorities and motivations so that we can accelerate our collective go-to-market opportunities,” DaCosta said. “We’re happy to see that our networking with a diverse set of partners is paying dividends and showing tangible business results for our partners from the channel programs we’ve developed and executed.”

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.

“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.”

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

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About Nimble Storage
Nimble Storage, Inc. (NYSE: NMBL) is redefining the storage market with its Adaptive Flash platform. Nimble’s flash storage solutions enable the consolidation of all workloads and eliminate storage silos by providing enterprises with significant improvements in application performance and storage capacity. At the same time, Nimble delivers superior data protection, while simplifying business operations and lowering costs. At the core of the Adaptive Flash platform is the patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL) architecture and InfoSight, an automated cloud-based management and support system that maintains storage system peak health. More than 7,500 enterprises, governments, and service providers have deployed Nimble’s flash storage solutions across more than 50 countries. For more information about Nimble Storage, visit and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

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The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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