Ron Croce, CDS VP Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Named a 2017 CRN Channel Chief


SYOSSET, N.Y., March 15, 2017 – Cirrus Data Solutions (CDS), a provider of non-intrusive storage migration solutions for enterprise and cloud data centers, announced today that CRN, a brand of the Channel Company, has named Ron Croce, Vice President Worldwide Sales and Marketing, to its esteemed list of 2017 Channel Chiefs. The executives acknowledged on this list represent the top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organization through channel partners. Honorees are selected based on professional achievements made while strategizing for future growth, innovation and dedication to the channel partner community.

“Ron has been instrumental in growing our channel partner program and we are thrilled to see him recognized as a 2017 Channel Chief,” said Wayne Lam, Chief Executive Officer, Cirrus Data Solutions. “His leadership has been invaluable in our increased global presence and we look forward to seeing what he can accomplish in 2017.”

Ron Croce joined Cirrus Data Solutions in March 2016 to launch the company’s first channel program. The Data Migration Accelerator Partner Program pulls together all the benefits and opportunities partners have from working with CDS including joint marketing, training, licensing and support. This program has built a framework to attract and retain new partners globally who are focused on delivering superior data migration services to their customers. In 2016, Ron’s top tier channel team increased activity with existing partners and expanded the partner base by recruiting top tier VARs and service providers from around the world. These partners are market leaders in data migration services who share a common goal to reduce risk and downtime for their clients as they move to new storage solutions and the cloud. In 2017, Ron is focused on adding more qualified partners, improving partner profitability and increasing the number of new accounts generated through the partner channel.

The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is available online at Ron Croce’s interview is available here.

About Cirrus Data
Cirrus Data Solutions Inc. (CDS) is a leading technology provider of next-generation solutions for data migration, data acceleration, and data protection. The company distributes its solutions through systems integrators, managed service providers, channel resellers, and partners including HPE, IBM, Dell/EMC, Datalink, Pure Storage, Infinidat, Align, SHI, CDI, Computacenter, Mainline, Sirius, WWT and many others. CDS is headquartered in Syosset, New York and has offices located in Versailles, France, and Jiangsu Sheng, China with sales and support offices in Boston, Chicago, and Denver.