Commvault’s Ralph Nimergood Named a CRN Channel Chief for the Third Year in a Row

-- Recognition indicative of Nimergood’s leadership in making Commvault Software easier for its global partners to sell and drive revenue --

Tinton Falls, N.J. – March 7, 2017 - Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Ralph Nimergood, vice president, worldwide channels and alliances, to its exclusive 2017 list of the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs. This marks the third year in a row that Nimergood has been recognized as a CRN Channel Chief, and the second consecutive year that Nimergood has been recognized as one of CRN’s 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs.

The executives on the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs list are part of an elite group drawn from the larger pool of Channel Chief honorees each year and represent the cream of the IT channel crop - leaders who drive the channel agenda and evangelize the importance of channel partnerships. This distinguished group is recognized for outstanding achievement in driving growth and revenue in their organizations, as well as extraordinary leadership in the channel as a whole.

Expanding the Commvault Data Platform Partner Ecosystem

Nimergood drove several channel business development, marketing, enablement, pricing, rewards and other initiatives in 2016 that have further strengthened and expanded Commvault’s partner ecosystem. These initiatives have made it easier and even more profitable for Commvault’s channel partners to use the Commvault Data Platform to help their enterprise clients implement powerful holistic data management strategies that enable them to protect, control and activate their data – be it on the cloud, on-premises or on device -- for competitive advantage.

In 2016 Nimergood’s leadership helped Commvault grow its business through the VAR community at a double digit rate. Cloud growth was particularly strong and a key component of the company’s revenue, with more than 90 percent of all enterprise deals involving cloud.

“The executives on our 2017 Channel Chiefs list have distinguished themselves by building strong partner programs, developing and executing effective business strategy and helping to advance the channel as a whole,” said Bob Faletra, CEO of 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 achievements and look forward to their successes in the coming year.”  

“We take great pride in the strides our global channel and alliances program has made to make it easy for our partners to develop and deliver comprehensive, cost-effective data protection and management solutions through the power of the Commvault Data Platform,” said Nimergood. “By working on innovative channel programs and key sales initiatives together with our alliance partnerships, we were able to drive differentiated offerings and monetization opportunities for our common ‘sell through’ partners. This recognition would have not been possible without the tireless work of our channel and alliances team around the world. I am pleased to see their efforts recognized here. We look forward to building on this momentum moving forward, with a particular focus on initiatives that help our partners evolve their business models to be the ‘cloud builders and cloud brokers’ of the future.”

The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.

Additionally, visit CRN to read recent interviews with Nimergood and N. Robert Hammer, Commvault's Chairman, President and CEO, to learn more on how Commvault is delivering enterprises the powerful platform, extensive services and dynamic partner ecosystem they need to protect, manage and activate their data, whatever it may be or wherever it may reside.

All 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 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding partner programs. However, only 50 of these were selected for the Most Influential list, each singled out for his or her prominent role in guiding and shaping the IT channel itself.

 About Commvault

Commvault is a leading provider of cloud data management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform modern data environments. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry’s leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share. Commvault has earned accolades from customers and third party influencers for its technology vision, innovation, and execution as an independent and trusted expert. Without the distraction of a hardware business or other business agenda, Commvault’s sole focus on data management has led to adoption by companies of all sizes, in all industries, and for solutions deployed on premise, across mobile platforms, to and from the cloud, and provided as-a-service. Commvault employs more than 2,700 highly skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States. To learn more about Commvault — and how it can help make your data work for you — visit www.commvault.com.

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