CAMPBELL, Calif. – February 12, 2018 — / — Nexsan, a global leader in redefining unified storage systems, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Gregg Pugmire, Nexsan’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, to CRN’s prestigious list of 2018 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organization through channel partners.

Pugmire has 25 years of experience in high-tech sales and marketing. At Nexsan, he has lead the development of channel and OEM business in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the U.S. through a unique approach to worldwide channel sales, focusing on local culture and business etiquette. He has also led the product introduction along with the world-wide channel and OEM business development of all of Nexsan’s new products over the past 15 years.

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 2018 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

“Gregg has been an integral part of our leadership team,” said Danny Zheng, CEO, Nexsan. “His extensive knowledge of how channel sales works best in different parts of the globe has been a leading factor in Nexsan’s growing global success. We’re glad to see Gregg receiving the recognition he deserves from such a respected industry publication.”

“The executives on CRN’s 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel,” said Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. “These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief’s impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes.”

The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN.

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About Nexsan
Nexsan® is a global enterprise storage leader since 1999 delivering the most reliable, cost-effective and highly efficient storage solutions. Nexsan’s solution portfolio empowers enterprises to securely store, protect and manage valuable business data with a broad product line of unified storage, block storage and secure archiving. From its Unity unified hybrid storage that supports advanced block and file workloads as well as all-flash – to its Assureon secure archive storage – to its efficient, modular high density E-Series – to its Beast workhorse – Nexsan has the right solution to meet today’s exacting business, IT and budgetary requirements. Nexsan is headquartered in Campbell, CA. For more information, please visit:

About The Channel Company
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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