Mountain View, Calif., – Feb. 25, 2014 — / — Tintri Inc., the leading producer of storage for virtualization and cloud environments, announced today that Derek Dal Ponte, Senior Director of Channel Marketing at Tintri has been recognized on the CRN 2014 Channel Chiefs list and has been named as one of this year’s 20 Channel Chiefs To Watch. The prestigious Channel Chiefs list showcases those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT industry. The 20 Channel Chiefs To Watch In 2014 list recognizes an elite subset of these channel executives who are poised to make their mark on their channel organizations and on the industry at large this year.

The 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. The executives on the 20 Channel Chiefs To Watch were chosen based on their potential to drive exciting changes and new strategies within their companies this year.

“Not only does Derek’s selection as a CRN Channel Chief reflect his success of putting partners at the forefront of our go-to-market strategy, it also validates our focused model of emphasizing quality over quantity of partners with whom we drive deep engagements,” said Ken Klein, Chairman and CEO at Tintri.

“As we approached 100 percent channel business in the past year, our partners saw increased opportunities, larger deals and more repeat business,” said Dal Ponte. “In 2014, we expect the growth to accelerate as we increase our investment and focus on partners.”

“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. To be named to the 2014 list of 20 Channel Chiefs To Watch signifies that these honorees have the potential to make a real difference in driving channel strategy for their companies and to step into thought leadership roles within the channel community. The 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.

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

About Tintri
Tintri Zero Management Storage™ helps IT organizations eliminate storage complexity, and minimize costs and scale their virtualized environments. Designed from the ground up for virtualization and cloud, Tintri addresses the mismatch between storage and virtualization with the industry’s first VM-Aware Storage architecture. Tintri VMstore™ and Tintri Global Center™ together improve performance by as much as 10x, make virtualization predictable and easily scalable, and enable higher IT productivity—all while slashing costs. Production-proven in hundreds of global enterprises, Tintri helps customers such as AMD, F5 Networks and Kawasaki Motors maximize their virtualization investments. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter: @tintriinc.

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

Additional Resources

  • Download the Tintri VMstore Technology Validation by the Taneja Group
  • View the Tintri “Virtualize More with Less” Infographic
  • Follow Tintri on Twitter
  • Like Tintri on Facebook
  • Read the Tintri blog

Press Contacts:
Betzi-Lynn Hanc
The Channel  Company

Katie Halloran
SHIFT Communications

Source: Tintri