Nimble Storage Names EMC, NetApp Vet Channel Chief

**Editor’s Note: Click here to see which channel people were on the move in July.**

Silicon Valley-based Nimble Storage has named Leonard Iventosch as its new vice president of worldwide channels.

Nimble Storage's Leonard IventoschIventosch has 30 years of channel experience, holding previous roles with EMC, NetApp, Isilon Systems, ExtraHop Networks and Data General. At EMC, he was vice president of sales for Americas channels, where he focused on helping partners succeed and make more money through a variety of growth-oriented initiatives. At Isilon, under his leadership, the company’s channel revenue grew from 25 percent of overall revenue to 65 percent in just two years.

Also “new” to Nimble is a familiar face. Mike Munoz returns after a nine-month leave of absence from his job as vice president of worldwide sales; he takes on the job of worldwide alliances VP. In this new assignment, Munoz will focus on driving sales with the company’s key technology alliances, with a special emphasis on advancing go-to-market sales strategies for SmartStack integrated infrastructure solutions.

“With the addition of Leonard and the return of Mike, we are fortifying our executive bench strength and taking a significant step forward toward realizing our vision of redefining and leading the storage industry,” said Denis Murphy, vice president, worldwide sales, at Nimble Storage. “The combined experience of both executives will be a force to reckon with as our competitors navigate the choppy seas of legacy product transitions, flash storage innovations and rapidly changing customer requirements.”

Nimble Storage earlier this year launched a new global channel program that enables partners to resell the Nimble Adaptive Flash platform. It includes three certification levels which offer incentives and enablement tools.

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