Commvault’s Owen Taraniuk Recognized As 2019 CRN Channel Chief

Tinton Falls, N.J., Feb. 14, 2019 - Commvault announced CRN® has named Owen Taraniuk, to its exclusive list of the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs for 2019.

— Taraniuk Helps Lead Charge for Product Portfolio Simplification, Competitive Pricing and Investments in Sought-After Industry Talent —

Tinton Falls, N.J. – Feb. 14, 2019 – Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a recognized global enterprise software leader in the management of data for cloud and on premises environments, today announced CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Commvault’s Head of Worldwide Partnerships and Market Development, Owen Taraniuk, to its exclusive list of the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs for 2019. The top executives on this annual list are part of an elite group of leaders who drive the channel agenda and evangelize the importance of channel partnerships. This distinguished group is recognized for outstanding commitment to driving growth and revenue in their organization through partners, as well as extraordinary leadership in the channel as a whole.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. According to CRN, each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding partner programs. However, only 50 of those were selected for the Most Influential list, each singled out for his or her prominent role in guiding and shaping the IT channel itself.

“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”

“Our global channel and alliances program has made great strides toward making it easy for our partners to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective data protection and management solutions by working with Commvault,” said Taraniuk. “We continue to develop innovative channel programs and key sales initiatives together with our alliance partners to drive differentiated offerings and opportunities for our common partners. It is an honor to be recognized by CRN and we look forward to building on our momentum to provide an even stronger foundation for the mutual success of Commvault and its worldwide partner network.”

Under Taraniuk’s leadership, Commvault has invested heavily in growing its core team of industry veterans hand-picked to accelerate the company’s partner-led go-to-market strategies. Recent appointments include Karen Falcone, Vice President of Worldwide Cloud and Service Providers, Worldwide Vice President of Route Services Carmen Sorice III, Rick Fairweather, Vice President of Americas Channels, Mark Fong, Vice President of Asia Pacific Channels and Alliances,and Wenceslao Lada, Vice President of Worldwide Alliances.

The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN. In addition to Taraniuk being named to the CRN Channel Chiefs list, Commvault was recently named by CRN as one of the 20 Coolest Cloud Storage Vendors of the 2019 Cloud 100. This annual lineup recognizes the most innovative cloud technology suppliers in each of five categories: infrastructure, platforms and development, security, storage and software.

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.

About Commvault

Commvault is the recognized leader in data backup and recovery. Commvault’s converged data management solution redefines what backup means for the progressive enterprise through solutions that protect, manage and use its most critical asset — its data. Commvault software, solutions and services are available from the company and through a global ecosystem of trusted partners. Commvault employs more than 2,500 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 visit

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