Katie Nielsen of STORServer, Inc. Recognized as One of CRN’s 2017 Women of the Channel

STORServer, Inc., a leading provider of proven enterprise data backup solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Katie Nielsen, senior channel manager, to its prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list. The executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers, and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision, and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

STORServers Katie NielsenCelebrating her fifteenth year with STORServer, Nielsen brings more than two decades of experience to the company’s partner program. In the past year, her responsibilities expanded to include becoming the senior channel manager for the STORServer partner program that spans the United States. Through her efforts to support the company’s existing partners and grow STORServer’s appliance sales, Nielsen is dedicated to providing customers with the best built-to-order solution to meet the specific needs of each customer.

“These extraordinary executives support every aspect of the channel ecosystem, from technical innovation to marketing to business development, working tirelessly to keep the channel moving into the future,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “They are creating and elevating channel partner programs, developing fresh go-to-market strategies, strengthening the channel’s network of partnerships, and building creative new IT solutions, among many other contributions. We congratulate all the 2017 Women of the Channel on their stellar accomplishments and look forward to their future success.”

“Katie brings an incredible amount of data protection knowledge and experience to every partner and customer we serve,” said Bill Smoldt, president, and CEO of STORServer. “We are pleased to see her receive this renowned industry recognition for the valuable contributions she makes on a daily basis to our customers, partners, and company. Her commitment to helping our customers solve their unique data backup challenges through our tailored solutions is reflected in the strength of our relationships with our valued partners.”

The 2017 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at https://wotc.crn.com/wotc2017.htm.


STORServer is a leading provider of data protection solutions and offers the only enterprise data backup appliance that is built to order. Each backup appliance solution is tailored to the customer’s unique environment to simplify the management of complex backup, archive, and disaster recovery needs. STORServer’s appliances feature enterprise-class data backup, archive and disaster recovery software, hardware, services, and U.S.-based customer support. STORServer is proud to now offer IBM SoftLayer containers and DRaaS in SoftLayer virtual machines. Companies of all sizes trust in STORServer’s proven appliances to solve their most complex data protection problems. For more information on STORServer, please visit the company’s website at STORServer.com.


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