Nick Ganio of ExaGrid Recognized as a 2011 Channel Chief by Everything Channel's CRN

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Ganio Recognized for Driving ExaGrid's Channel Growth and Growing Field Channel Organization

Westborough, MA, February 21, 2011 – ExaGrid Systems, Inc. today announced that Nick Ganio has been named a 2011 Channel Chief by the Everything Channel's CRN. Channel Chiefs are leaders in creating effective channel programs for solution providers. They consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.

Since joining ExaGrid in 2007, Ganio has demonstrated leadership driving channel growth through his focus on recruiting and enabling resellers to drive channel partner sales. Ganio and the ExaGrid team have developed a channel program offering the best product, margins, incentives, and field support, helping to double the number of channel partners engaged with ExaGrid over the past year.

For the eighth consecutive year the Channel Chiefs were chosen based by Everything Channel editorial on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities.

"We are thrilled to see Nick recognized as a channel leader as he furthers ExaGrid's commitment to developing strong channel relationships that ultimately drive sales," said Bill Andrews, president and CEO of ExaGrid Systems. "Through his leadership, we've enabled our channel partners to provide the very best disk-based backup solutions with deduplication to their customers. We are thankful to our channel for their continued dedication, and look forward to another successful year."

"Being named a Channel Chief is one of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry. This year's Channel Chiefs offers tremendous insight into the who's who of the Channel," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "Top channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel's voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships. We applaud the 2010 Channel Chiefs for their successful partner programs and strategies."

For additional information on the CRN Channel Chief list, visit The Channel Chief list was published in the February 22, 2010 issue.

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