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Backup Firm, STORServer Hires New V.P. of Worldwide Marketing

Cliff Boodoosingh on January 20, 2010
 

Kevin Burns, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Brings More Than 20 Years of Business Building Experience to Company

January 19, 2010- COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--STORServer®, the leading provider of proven data backup solutions for the mid-market, is announcing that Kevin Burns has joined the company as the new vice president of worldwide marketing. Burns has 20 years of successful start-up, mid-market and global experience in the storage management, value added reseller (VAR), computer networking, software development and telecommunications industries. He is responsible for all aspects of STORServer’s marketing efforts.

“Kevin gets it. In his very short time serving as vice president of worldwide marketing for STORServer, he is already delivering more channel momentum, more corporate awareness, more team productivity and more business clarity than we have ever had,” said Laura Buckley, president and COO of STORServer. “His energetic leadership and hands-on approach is positively impacting all facets of our business.”

Among his chief achievements since joining the STORServer team, Burns spearheaded the creation of the soon to be announced new STORServer Partner Program, which helps channel partners more effectively market and sell the STORServer line of data backup solutions. Included in the program is comprehensive training, enhanced lead generation tools, ROI calculators, multimedia offerings, new telemarketing services, a revamped partner portal complete with downloadable collateral materials and quarterly incentives programs.

“I’ve worked with marketing people for 20 years now, and I can say that Kevin Burns is the real deal,” said Craig Short, president of Advanced Data Recovery Systems. “I’ve successfully grown my business with STORServer and with the channel improvements that Kevin is making I see my business growing even faster.”

Burns has also created a first-of-its-kind social networking community for the data backup industry, called storFORCE. This online community is a destination for those seeking knowledge in the data backup space by offering whitepapers, case studies, data sheets, as well as a blog by STORServer’s CTO and a live Twitter feed.

“The STORServer team is a group of remarkable individuals who truly have a passion for what they do, and it has been a great experience joining the company,” said Burns. “I am excited to work closely with the entire STORServer team and our partners as we continue building the world’s most trusted brand in the large and growing data backup market.”

Previously, Burns served in executive level positions at several industry leading companies including Hitachi, MCI and McDATA. He is also co-founder of Intelliden, Inc. and a graduate of Georgetown University.

About STORServer®

STORServer, Inc., headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a leading provider of data backup solutions for the mid-market. The company offers a complete suite of appliances, software and services that solve today’s backup, archive and disaster recovery. STORServer sells exclusively through a nationwide network of partners who have established themselves as industry-leading backup experts. For more information on STORServer, visit http://www.storserver.com/.

 

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