Winners will be honored at the 2016 SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner in San Francisco on June 27

MELVILLE, NY – May 17, 2016 — / — Gary Quinn, president and CEO of FalconStor Software ® Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), a 16-year innovator of software-defined storage solutions, has been announced as a gold winner in the prestigious CEO World Awards® in the category CEO of theYear. The coveted annual CEO World Awards program encompasses the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, CEO case studies, corporate social responsibility, and milestones from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.

Quinn, whom CEO World Awards dubbed “The Visionary,” has more than 15 years of executive experience in the rapidly evolving field of technology, specifically within the partner community, assisting in generating revenue streams and strengthening relationships. As FalconStor president and CEO, Quinn has guided the company’s evolution to a respected provider of software-defined storage that helps customers compete and prosper in today’s complex IT environment. FalconStor now serves more than 20 percent of the Global Fortune 500, and customers report that FalconStor’s support organization is second to none.  He first joined FalconStor in 2012 as vice president of sales and marketing for North America and was named executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) in 2013.

“This is a great honor that I share with a truly world-class talent on our team, who have helped drive our technology innovation and who help deliver it to the global market,” said Quinn “We thank CEO World Awards for this recognition and accept it as a reward for FalconStor’s increased global visibility, the rapid adoption of our flagship FreeStor software, and our vision for meeting the IT needs of the future.”

About the CEO World Awards
CEO World Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring CEOs and Companies of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America. The Annual CEO World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Info Security’s Global Excellence Awards, Network Products Guide’s IT World Awards, Pillar World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. Learn more about The CEO World Awards at

About FalconStor
FalconStor Software ® Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is a leading software-defined storage company offering a converged data services software platform that is hardware agnostic.  Our open, integrated flagship solution, FreeStor ® , reduces vendor lock-in and gives enterprises the freedom to choose the applications and hardware components that make the best sense for their business.  We empower organizations to modernize their data center with the right performance, in the right location, all while protecting existing investments.  FalconStor’s mission is to maximize data availability and system uptime to ensure nonstop business productivity while simplifying data management to reduce operational costs.  Our award-winning solutions are available and supported worldwide by OEMs as well as leading service providers, system integrators, resellers and FalconStor.  The Company is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

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