PALO ALTO, Calif., February 12, 2019 — 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 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization through their channel partners.

Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs have demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

In September 2018, Rubrik announced the Rubrik Velocity Partner Program, the Company’s first global program for resellers. The tiered program empowers partners with a framework for differentiation, more sales and technical enablement to build expertise, plus new rewards to support and recognize partners who invest in their business with Rubrik. Program benefits went into effect on February 1st, 2019.

Schirman is focused on leading Rubrik’s Managed Service Provider offerings and building sales in this high-growth vertical. His team launched the Rubrik Service Delivery Partner Program in 2018 and has driven tremendous growth in Rubrik’s Service Provider ecosystem.

“We are honored that Bertrand and Randy’s dedication and leadership are being recognized by CRN once again,” said Mike Tornincasa, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Rubrik. “Rubrik’s unprecedented growth is due in large part to our phenomenal partner ecosystem and our 100% channel go-to-market approach.”

“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”    

Earlier in February, CRN named Rubrik to its 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Companies of 2019. This annual list recognizes the most advanced cloud technology suppliers in five categories: infrastructure, platforms and development, security, storage, and software.

The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.

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About Rubrik
Rubrik delivers a single software platform to manage and protect data in the cloud, at the edge, and on-premises. Enterprises choose Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management software to simplify backup and recovery, accelerate cloud adoption, and enable automation at scale. As organizations of all sizes adopt cloud-first policies, they rely on Rubrik’s Polaris SaaS platform to unify data for security, governance, and compliance. For more information, visit and follow @rubrikInc on Twitter.

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