Press Release

Two Tegile Systems Executives Recognized as 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs

Newark, Calif. – February 23, 2015 –Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, announced today that Bill Cordero, vice president of worldwide channels, and Chris Noordyke, director of worldwide channels, have been named to the prestigious list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs. The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs have demonstrated their enduring support for the channel by consistently defending, promoting and executing effective channel partner programs and strategies.

Cordero earned honors for his role in successfully expanding the global presence of the company’s hybrid and all-flash systems beyond their existing market penetration throughout the United States and Europe. With more than 20 years of experience building and growing channel and strategic sales, Cordero previously held sales and channel management positions at Storwize, Data Domain, McDATA, VA Linux Systems and NetScreen Technologies.

This is the second straight year that Noordyke was recognized as a CRN Channel Chief for his contributions to the success of Tegile’s reseller partner eco-system. With nearly two decades of experience in the IT channel industry, Noordyke previously served as the regional sales director for Dell Compellent’s Central United States business, where he led and managed top channel partners and drove more than $100 million in annual storage revenue. Prior IT channel management experience included positions at Compellent, EMC and Xerox.

“Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success.”

 “Bill and Chris are both instrumental in helping to grow and support our global partner eco-system that has seen the successful implementation of our flash-driven enterprise storage arrays at organizations looking to solve their unique data storage needs,” said Rohit Kshetrapal, CEO of Tegile. “With Tegile remaining 100 percent focused on helping channel partners bring our product to market, we recognize that our success is directly tied to their success. This recognition of both Bill and Chris by CRN affirms that this approach is the right one to ensure customers continue to receive the best-in-class products and services that meet their IT infrastructure requirements.”

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 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 us on Twitter @tegile or visit us at

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at


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