Press Release

Tegile Cements Channel Leadership as Third Executive Named to CRN’s List of Channel Chiefs in Two Years

VP of channel sales Charles Bass recognized for leading strategy and execution of Tegile’s channel program

Newark, Calif. – February 22, 2016 – Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced that Charles Bass, vice president of channel sales, has been named to CRN’s prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

The 2016 Channel Chiefs represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at leading growth and revenue in their organizations through channel sales. Bass was recognized for his contributions to expanding Tegile’s global reach and dedication to the company’s partner community. The recognition comes on the heels of Tegile announcing 350 percent year-over-year growth in systems delivered in 2015. To support the company’s growth trajectory, Bass will maintain his focus on increasing Tegile’s channel sales and incorporating new qualified partners into the Tegile ecosystem in 2016.

“At Tegile, we pride ourselves in our 100 percent channel-focused sales strategy and are constantly striving to bring the most innovative storage solutions and go-to-market programs to our resellers,” said David Bangs, senior vice president of sales of Tegile. “This recognition is a testament to Tegile’s dedication to equipping its channel partners with the dedicated sales and technical resources to succeed.”

Bass joined Tegile in August 2015, bringing over 25 years of sales, channel, marketing and business development experience at companies including Promark Technology, Hewlett Packard and LeftHand Networks. Since joining Tegile, he has helped grow Tegile’s partner community over 50 percent. The company also eliminated legacy direct sales transactions to become an entirely channel-driven organization.

“We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”

About the Channel Company

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

The full list of 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at

About Tegile Systems

Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of flash-driven enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. With Tegile’s line of all-flash and hybrid storage arrays, the company is redefining the traditional approach to storage by providing a family of arrays that accelerate business critical enterprise applications and allow customers to significantly consolidate mixed workloads in virtualized environments.

Tegile’s patented IntelliFlash™ technology accelerates performance and enables inline deduplication and compression of data so each array has a usable capacity far greater than its raw capacity. Tegile’s award-winning solutions enable customers to better address the requirements of server virtualization, virtual desktop integration and database integration than any other offerings. Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, Tegile arrays are easy-to-use, fully redundant and highly scalable. They come complete with built-in snapshot, remote-replication, near-instant recovery, onsite or offsite failover, and VM-aware features. Additional information is available at Follow Tegile on Twitter @tegile.

Media Contact:
Leigh Ann Benicewicz, Bateman Group