PALO ALTO, Calif., February 12, 2018 — Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Bertrand Yansouni, VP of Worldwide Channel, and Randy Schirman, VP of Service Providers, to its list of 2018 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent the top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organization through channel partners.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2018 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

Yansouni, who joined Rubrik from Google Cloud in January, is responsible for developing and leading the global vision and strategy for Rubrik channel partners. Since joining Rubrik in May 2017, Schirman has driven tremendous growth with Rubrik’s Managed Service Provider ecosystem. He is focused on leading Rubrik’s MSP offerings and building sales in this high-growth vertical.

“We are honored that Bertrand and Randy’s dedication and leadership are being recognized by CRN,” said Bipul Sinha, Co-Founder and CEO of Rubrik. “From day one, Rubrik has pursued a 100% channel driven go-to-market strategy. This award is a great example of our consistent and continued dedication to our partners.”

“The executives on CRN’s 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel,” said Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. “These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief’s impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes.”

The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured online at and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN.

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About Rubrik
Rubrik delivers instant application availability with data protection, search, analytics, archival and copy data management. Hybrid Cloud enterprises benefit from Rubrik’s market-leading Cloud Data Management platform with simplicity, instant data access, app-mobility, policy-driven automation, Ransomware protection, and analytics at scale. The company has been honored with a CRN 2017 Tech Innovator Award and named to the Forbes Cloud 100 and LinkedIn’s Top Companies: Startups. For more information, visit and follow @rubrikInc on Twitter.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.