Turbonomic Chief Operating Officer, Mark Thurmond, Named to CRNs List of Top 100 Executives

the leader in workload automation for hybrid cloud, today announced that CRN®,
a brand of The
Channel Company, has named Turbonomic Chief Operating Officer (COO),
Mark Thurmond, to its 2018 list of Top 100 Executives. The annual list
recognizes leaders from the technology industry who have played an
integral role in shaping today’s IT channel, whether by driving huge
cultural shifts, creating rich new opportunities, or forging innovative
routes to success.

Thurmond joined as Turbonomic’s first COO in September of 2017. He has
been instrumental in growing and scaling Turbonomic’s global Channel and
Alliances Business, which the company expects to drive more than
75-percent of revenue in 2018. Notably, Thurmond spearheaded the launch
of a new
global partner program which increases partner profitability through
deal protection, margin protection, and incentives for new customers and
growth attainment. The program also focuses on new accreditation to
accelerate partner delivery of support and services. Turbonomic’s
partner ecosystem includes over 300 technology alliance and channel
partners, including Accenture, AHEAD, AWS, BMC, Cisco, CDW, DXC,
Kovarus, Microsoft, Presidio, RoundTower, RTP, Sirius, Trace3,
Technologent and many others.

“Visionary and strategic leadership can make the difference between just
surviving and excelling in this period of disruptive change for the IT
channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “In order for
technology suppliers and solution providers to thrive and stay ahead of
the competition, they need leaders who are able to envision both the
future of the channel and the role their organization needs to play in
order to create that reality. CRN’s 2018 Top 100 Executives embody these
qualities. They are change agents who deliver unwavering guidance to
their companies, always asking where are we headed and not being afraid
to take the necessary steps to get there.”

“All workloads will become self-managing across multiple customer
environments,” said Benjamin Nye, CEO at Turbonomic. “Mark’s global
leadership, go-to-market expertise and channel-first mindset are
instrumental to delivering this ‘SMART’ (self-managing, anywhere, in
real-time) workload vision to customers. I applaud Mark’s recognition as
it is well deserved. His focus on leveraging Alliances and the Channel
was essential to delivering last year’s $100 million in bookings and
achieving triple-digit growth in the first
quarter of this year.”

Thurmond has a track record of successfully scaling companies. Prior to
joining Turbonomic he was Executive Vice President at Qlik Technologies
where he led Worldwide Sales and Services. This followed a 15-year
career at EMC where he held multiple global sales and operations
leadership positions for several business units, including VCE, RSA and
the EMC Centera Business Unit. Prior to that, he was a senior sales
executive at PTC.

“It’s an honor to be named among those recognized by CRN. The channel is
central to Turbonomic’s growth strategy, and our investment in helping
partners and customers succeed during this time of massive IT
transformation is a top priority,” said Thurmond. “Thank you to our
talented Channel and Alliances team for their hard work and dedication
in building relationships with our strategic partners like Cisco, DXC,
Microsoft and many others.”

The Top 100 Executives list will be featured in the August 2018 issue of
CRN and online at www.crn.com/top100.

Additional Resources

About TurbonomicTurbonomic delivers workload automation for
hybrid cloud, thereby continuously assuring performance while lowering
cost and maintaining compliance with business policies. The Turbonomic
platform makes workloads SMART (self-managing, anywhere, in real-time),
matching workload demand to infrastructure supply, helping customers
maintain a continuous state of application health. Founded in 2009,
Boston-based Turbonomic is one of the fastest-growing technology
companies, trusted by thousands of enterprise organizations to activate
their hybrid cloud journey. To learn more about Turbonomic, visit turbonomic.com.

About The Channel CompanyThe 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 unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep
knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving
challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

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