PR Newswire | May 22, 2023
ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS – news) today announced that it has been named the winner of Rubrik's 2023 Global Partner Award for Public Sector Partner of the Year. Rubrik also recognized an ePlus account executive as its North American Partner Sales Champion of the Year. The Rubrik Global Partner Awards highlight partners that have demonstrated excellence in delivering Rubrik's data security solutions and innovation to their customers.
"We are excited to receive this recognition and are proud of the work our teams are doing with Rubrik to make the world a more secure place," said Ken Farber, president of software, and leading partnerships, marketing and strategy at ePlus. "As the threat landscape continues to rapidly evolve, ePlus is committed to helping our customers achieve peace of mind around the safety and security of their data. Knowing what to protect and how to protect it is critical to the successful operations of every organization, and our work with Rubrik can help customers navigate the best options for their environment."
Winners of the Global Partner Awards were announced at the Partner Forum on May 17. The Forum brings together Rubrik leadership with its top partners to explore how organizations across a range of industries have implemented data security and cyber resiliency to address cyberattacks and the ever-evolving threat landscape.
"We are excited to unveil and congratulate the winners of this year's Rubrik's Global Partner Awards," said Ghazal Asif, Vice President, Global Channels & Alliances at Rubrik. "Rubrik is on a mission to secure the world's data and we're thrilled to recognize the outstanding work of our partner ecosystem that brings this mission to life. Together, we are helping organizations around the world become cyber resilient in the face of ever-evolving cyber threats."
For more information on ePlus' partnership with Rubrik, please visit our Rubrik partner page.
About ePlus inc.
ePlus has an unwavering and relentless focus on leveraging technology to create inspired and transformative business outcomes for its customers. Offering a robust portfolio of solutions, as well as a broad range of consultative and managed services across the technology spectrum, ePlus has proudly achieved more than 30 years of success, carrying customers forward through adversity, rapidly changing environments, and other obstacles. ePlus is a trusted advisor, bringing expertise, credentials, talent and a thorough understanding of innovative technologies, spanning security, cloud, data center, networking, collaboration and emerging solutions, to organizations across all industry segments. With complete lifecycle management services and flexible payment solutions, ePlus' more than 1,700 associates are focused on cultivating positive customer experiences and are dedicated to their craft, harnessing new knowledge while applying decades of proven experience. ePlus is headquartered in Virginia, with locations in the United States, UK, Europe, and Asia–Pacific. For more information, visit www.eplus.com, call 888-482-1122, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with ePlus on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. ePlus, Where Technology Means More®.
GlobeNewswire | May 26, 2023
Think On Inc., a Channel First cloud solution provider (CSP) with a global data center footprint, is proud to announce it has been selected as the 2022 Rising Star Partner of the Year by Veeam® Software, the leader in data protection and ransomware recovery
Veeam has announced the winners of the Veeam Partner of the Year Award for 2022 in North America. The awards are held annually to reward the outstanding success and commitment of Veeam ProPartner Value-Added Resellers (VAR) and Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partners. With a 100 percent channel ecosystem, Veeam recognizes partners who have not only demonstrated success providing Veeam solutions to joint customers but who have also surpassed expectations in delivering industry-leading solutions and services that keep businesses running. Winners were celebrated during VeeamON 2023, the community event for data recovery experts of the year, in Miami, FL, May 22–24.
“The ThinkOn team is honored to receive the North American Rising Star Partner of the Year Award from Veeam,” says Craig McLellan, founder and chief executive officer of ThinkOn. “Veeam’s recognition of our continued commitment to its software and our potential as a partner means a great deal. Our two companies are unified in their visions to deliver modern solutions and services that keep data resilient and secure while being actionable and searchable.”
The Veeam Rising Star Partner of the Year award celebrates the partner who shows the most progress, growth, and dedication toward Veeam business. A dedicated partner is defined as selling Veeam on a consistent quarterly basis, achieving certification requirements as set forth by the ProPartner Program and staying engaged with Veeam channel sales and marketing teams through quarterly business planning, joint lead-generation activities, and pipeline development.
“Business leaders are facing increased challenges in this era of heightened cyberattacks and ransomware,” says Kevin Rooney, vice president of the Americas channel at Veeam. “We believe the combination of great technology and strong partnerships is what can help organizations protect themselves from these threats and, if the worst happens, enable them to rapidly recover and keep their business running. I’m extremely proud of our 2022 Veeam Partner of the Year Award winners and am excited to celebrate their achievements this week as part of VeeamON 2023.”
ThinkOn is a Veeam Platinum Cloud & Service Provider. Their service levels and infrastructure follow Veeam’s best practices and support seamless integration and provisioning for all the latest Veeam technologies—and they have a slew of Veeam-certified experts on staff to support their Veeam-powered portfolio. Combine Veeam’s market presence and data protection prowess with ThinkOn’s cloud delivery engine, and you get robust, secure solutions that make resellers and customers very happy.
“Veeam has been a critical strategic partner since ThinkOn’s inception 10 years ago,” says Dan Timko, chief strategy officer at ThinkOn. “Our engagement with Veeam is at an all-time high, and we continue to work closely together to develop and deliver innovative and reliable services that our partners can bring to market. Veeam is the industry leader in data protection. ThinkOn is where data thrives. Together, we deliver solutions that let our partners and their clients do what they need to do with their data in a highly secure, reliable, and consistent way.”
ThinkOn is a cloud solution and managed infrastructure services provider with a global data center footprint, focused on empowering you to do whatever you need to do with your data. Consider ThinkOn your dedicated department of data-obsessed experts. They will protect your data like it’s their own, making it more resilient, secure, actionable, and searchable. ThinkOn is Channel First and works with a global network of value-add resellers and managed service providers to provide creative, turnkey Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), and Backup as a Service (BaaS) solutions and data management services that are fast, flexible, scalable, highly secure, and cost-effective with predictable pricing and no hidden fees.
GlobeNewswire | May 22, 2023
Riviera Partners, the leading global search firm specializing in executive leadership placements in technology, product, and design talent, has appointed Megan Martin as Vice President of Marketing, and Jeff Crowell and Kara Landon as Senior Directors of Partnerships and Business Development. Martin will oversee Riviera’s global marketing strategy and implementation of marketing programs. Crowell and Landon will be responsible for expanding channel partnerships with private equity and venture capital clients, helping to accelerate talent-driven growth and portfolio value creation.
Riviera is a partner at all private and public company growth stages and has completed thousands of searches globally, partnering with world-class venture capital and private equity firms to provide top technology and product leadership to their portfolio companies across all major technology hubs and brands.
VP of Marketing to scale Riviera’s global brand
Megan Martin joins Riviera as Vice President of Marketing, tasked with establishing a top-tier marketing organization and expanding the global brand presence of the company. Martin brings more than two decades of experience, joining Riviera from Accenture, where she supported the growth of Accenture’s Credit Services business across consulting, operations, and technology, and most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Marketing at Mortgage Cadence, an Accenture company specializing in mortgage technology solutions.
In 2022, Martin was recognized as one of the housing economy's most creative and influential marketing minds. The list featured leaders who have used their creativity, agility, and leadership skills to continuously grow and strengthen their brands. With her extensive background in building and executing successful marketing strategies, Martin is well-positioned to drive growth for Riviera.
"Megan is an accomplished marketing executive with a track record of driving revenue growth and market share. Her leadership, innovation, and strategic prowess will help continue to grow our business and build our brand awareness globally,” said Will Hunsinger, CEO at Riviera Partners.
Riviera’s expanded partnership team will accelerate talent-driven growth and portfolio value creation for PE and VC clientele
Jeff Crowell has more than 15 years of business development and sales experience across B2B tech-enabled market research and consulting services. Prior to joining Riviera, he spent over five years at GLG, the world’s largest insight network. Here he helped build and lead the firm’s new business effort in the Bay Area and West Coast before transitioning back to the East Coast, where he scaled the delivery of GLG’s commercial due diligence and value creation solutions to hundreds of private equity, growth equity, and venture capital firms, as well as family offices and hedge funds.
Before GLG, Crowell worked at Forrester, leading West Coast private equity and venture capital business development. At Forrester, he also partnered with B2B and B2C marketing, customer experience, product design, and technology executive teams at Global 1000, emerging and high-growth technology companies.
Kara Landon has 10 years of experience in financial services working with private equity sponsors and venture capital firms. She most recently worked as Senior Vice President, Client Services for Performance Improvement Partners. In this leading lower-middle market technology consulting company, she helped deliver diligence solutions and technology transformation projects to PE firms and their portfolio companies.
Before that, she served as Efficio’s Business Development Director for North America, helping scale their presence in the region, and prior to that as GLG’s Vice President of New Business, Private Equity. In these roles, she provided structure and leadership to nascent or high-growth teams as they embarked on a path of sales excellence while continuing to deepen her client relationships across the private equity market.
“Jeff and Kara are proven relationship-builders across VC and private equity ecosystems,” said Jack Gage, Riviera’s VP of Partnerships and Business Development. “They bring the consultative, long-term orientation that investors have come to expect from Riviera and will expand our dedicated coverage of talent-driven value creation needs within their portfolios.”
About Riviera Partners
Riviera Partners is a global driver of innovation for today’s most influential companies – expertly placing executive talent in the crucial areas of technology, product management, and design. Riviera combines over two decades of recruiting expertise with a proprietary platform that uses machine learning to score and predict the best candidate for a company's specific needs, driving successful outcomes. As a result, the company has become the go-to talent partner for leading private equity investors, venture capitalists, public companies, and technology innovators. Learn more about Riviera Partners at www.rivierapartners.com, and follow us on LinkedIn.