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Cirrus Data Supports Channel Growth With New Hires

PRESS RELEASE — SYOSSET, N.Y.–()–Cirrus Data Solutions (CDS), a leader in data migration, data acceleration and data protection, today announced it significantly expanded its channel leadership team in North America with the addition of several enterprise technology channel industry veterans, anchored by the new channel specific functionality unveiled in the latest version of the flagship Data Migration Server (DMS).

“Data is the lifeblood of nearly all businesses today and it continues to grow at an unparalleled rate,” said Wayne Lam, CEO, Cirrus Data Solutions. “When businesses, of any size, need to strengthen their storage environment, they need to move quickly without disrupting business continuity. With the advancements to the DMS and new additions to the team, we are executing our strategy to bring the advantages of non-disruptive data migration to businesses of all sizes.”

The new leaders will help guide Cirrus Data’s overall strategy to support customers looking to simplify their block level data migration needs including local, remote, physical or virtual, to or from the cloud. The team now includes Stacy Desrosiers who was appointed Director of Channel Marketing, Jeffrey Gray as the Western Region Channel Sales Manager and Steve Lurie as the Central Region Channel Sales Manager. The newly added regional Sales Managers, combined with the Eastern Region Sales Manager Art Demirjian, complete our national coverage of the US from coast to coast.{ad}

“We are pleased by the strong support our North American channel partners have provided in our business growth,” added Ron Croce, Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Cirrus Data Solutions. “Stacy, Jeff, and Steven bring exemplary track records and extensive channel experience to Cirrus Data. We are confident that these industry veterans will enable our partners to further extend their reach and bring the benefits of the DMS to more businesses.”

Stacy Desrosiers brings over 20 years of channel management and channel marketing expertise to her role as Director of Channel Marketing at Cirrus Data. Over the years, Stacy has led her own channel marketing consulting firm as well as held senior marketing and channel positions at a variety of technology companies including CTERA Networks, Nasuni, Compuware, Application Security Inc. (Acquired by Trustwave), Virtual Iron (acquired by Oracle) and Akorri Networks, Inc. (acquired by NetApp). Stacy also serves on the Board of Advisors for Channeltivity, a leading Partner Relationship Management (PRM) solution. In 2015, Stacy was named a Channel Chief by CRN and is a noted “Women of the Channel.”

Jeffrey Gray is a seasoned IT Sales Executive with a history of delivering measurable results and increased revenues. Over the course of his career Jeffrey has held senior sales management positions at Oracle, X-IO, QLogic Corporation, Brocade, and Cisco. Jeffrey’s expertise in executive relationship management and business development along with his ability to communicate highly technical solutions to customers and partners will aid in Cirrus Data’s channel growth.

Steve Lurie is a highly accomplished channel sales professional who has a successful track record of generating leads, partner program maximization, and building and maintaining both new and existing customer and partner relationships. Steve’s career has spanned executive positions at X-IO, Rocket Software, Hitachi Data Systems, and Laurus Technologies. In addition, Steve’s technical expertise and training background will help to establish Cirrus Data’s technical credibility with customers and partners and provide an interface between Cirrus Data Solutions and its partner and customer base.

About Cirrus Data
Cirrus Data Solutions, Inc. (CDS) is leading provider of next-generation solutions for data migration, data acceleration, and data protection. The company distributes its solutions through systems integrators, managed services providers, channel resellers, and partners including IBM, Datalink, Fujitsu, ePlus, SHI, Mainline, Sirius, WWT and others. CDS is headquartered in Syosset, New York, with sales and support offices worldwide.


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