SAN JOSE, CA – Feb 24, 2014 — / — Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), a leading provider of flash-optimized hybrid storage solutions, announced today that Kristin Carnes was named one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs. CRN’s Channel Chiefs is a prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel. The list recognizes those directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales.

Having more than 15 years experience leading worldwide channel sales, Carnes has been a key contributor to the growth of Nimble Storage’s channel program. In the past calendar year, Carnes has played an integral role in adding nearly 400 partners to Nimble Storage’s ecosystem. Nimble Storage’s partner community has grown significantly not only in the U.S., but internationally as well expanding partnerships in countries such as France, Ireland, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand as well as continued growth in Australia and New Zealand. To date, Nimble Storage has deep relationships with more than 900 partners worldwide.

“We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations. The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

“Our channel partners are, and will continue to be, very important to the success of Nimble Storage. For that reason, we’ve integrated new and innovative initiatives to the channel program which were well received by partners,” said Carnes. “We’ve enabled our partners to efficiently promote, configure and transact Nimble products and solutions through the growth of our Partner Relationship Management (PRM) portal, as well as inviting partners to hosted events that educate partners on the specifics of our products. Our approaches have helped us transition from a more traditional model and has allowed our program to nearly double in numbers.”

The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at

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About Nimble Storage
Nimble Storage believes enterprises should not have to compromise on performance, capacity, ease of use, or price. Nimble has developed a hybrid storage architecture engineered from the ground up to seamlessly integrate flash and high-capacity drives. Our customers enjoy fast application performance, enhanced backup and disaster recovery, and stress-free operations—all while lowering their TCO. Nimble Storage solutions are available through a global network of world-class channel partners. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

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About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. 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. Learn more at

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