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StorageCraft Hires ConnectWise Veteran Jeannine Edwards

StorageCraft has hired ConnectWise and Xcellerate veteran Jeannine Edwards as senior director of channel marketing. Her career move comes as StorageCraft continues a business continuity and data management push involving VARs and MSPs worldwide.

TA Associates, a private equity firm, acquired majority control of StorageCraft and named Dell-SonicWall veteran Matt Medeiros as its CEO in January 2016. The company since that time has hired extensive executive and channel leadership to further accelerate its business worldwide. TA Associates has also tucked acquisitions like Gillware Online Backup and Exablox into StorageCraft.

Jeannine Edwards’ Channel Partner Experience

So what does Edwards bring to the table? Plenty, in the form of channel expertise and partner know-how. Early in her career, Edwards played a key role at IPED — the Institute for Partner Education and Development — which helped to document best practices across the IT channel. Next up, she spent roughly a decade helping to build and shape IT Nation — the closely knit ConnectWise community of IT service providers. And most recently, Edwards was customer experience officer at Xcellerate, which helps MSPs to automate, scale and grow their businesses.

That experience should bode well for StorageCraft. I believe the company remains in growth mode, though the privately held firm doesn’t disclose financial figures for its business.

Meanwhile, competition also remains fierce. The backup and disaster recovery (BDR) market is now packed with dozens of channel-focused competitors — particularly Veeam in the CSP partner sector, Datto in the MSP portion of the partner market, and numerous upstarts and potential disrupters vying for additional market share.

We’ll be watching to see where StorageCraft heads next.

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    Tom Fox:

    Storagecraft is INCREDIBLY lucky to have Jeannine on their team. There isn’t a more passionate advocate for the channel. Plus she’s awesome.

    Lloyd Wolf:

    Congratulations Jeannine. Good luck in your new role . As a StorageCraft partner, I am excited to have you on the team at StorageCraft!

    Mark S A Smith:

    A great woman, a great company. Good times ahead.

    Jock Breitwieser:

    We’re incredibly excited to have Jeannine join our team to further accelerate and expand our work with the channel.
    Stay tuned and watch this space.

    Welcome, Jeannine, from all of us at StorageCraft!

    Best,
    Jock Breitwieser
    Sr. Dir. MarCom & PR at StorageCraft
    jock.breitwieser@storagecraft.com
    408-800-5625 [JOCK]

    Rex Frank:

    Great move by StorageCraft! I’ve always admired Jeannine and her ability to understand the community and then make the right things happen inside the company. StorageCraft would be well advised to embrace her beliefs and allow her the latitude to drive change both inside the company and in the Community.

    Congratulations Jeannine!

    Rex Frank
    Sea-Level Opertions
    Rex@SeaLevelOps.com

    Jeannine Edwards:

    Thanks so much for the words of encouragement, support and congrats friends!! I’m super excited to be joining the StorageCraft team, stellar technology and so much growth opportunity for partners…and great people.
    Jeannine 🙂

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