CRN Honors Overland Storage Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing as a 2013 Channel Chief

CRN Honors Overland Storage Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing 
as a 2013 Channel Chief 
Jillian Mansolf Recognized as One of the Most Influential and
Powerful Leaders in IT Channel 
SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 --  Overland Storage
(NASDAQ: OVRL), the trusted global provider of effortless data
management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle,
today announced that Jillian Mansolf has been named one of CRN's 2013
Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and
powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives
directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within
their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance
of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry. This is the third
consecutive year that Mansolf has been recognized by CRN as a channel
Since joining Overland Storage in 2009, Mansolf has been responsible
for spearheading the company's initiative to sell branded data
management and data protection solutions exclusively through the
worldwide channel. Under her leadership, Overland launched its first
globally integrated channel program, the FastTrack Partner Program,
which now has over 4,600 registered partners worldwide. Dedicated to
boosting the success of its partners, the Overland FastTrack Partner
Program offers integrated video training and in-person educational
events to help partners stay on top of storage industry trends. To
help partners increase sales and grow revenue, the program provides
online sales and marketing tools, as well as automated deal
registration and guaranteed margin protection. During the past year,
Mansolf lead the launch of Overland's SnapSAN products and Overland's
first clustered NAS product, SnapScale X2. In addition to launching
these innovative enterprise solutions, Mansolf headed the development
of lead generation and lead sharing programs, as well as an
initiative to make global strategic end-user account sales teams
available to premiere partners. This effort has opened up additional
markets, totaling over $20 million in new opportunities for Overland
partners in the second half of 2012.  
"The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated
to driving channel programs in the I
T marketplace," said Kelley
Damore, Senior Vice President, Editorial Director, CRN. "Our annual
Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers
evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These
are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution
provider needs to know. We congratulate this year's Channel Chiefs
for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for
their continued dedication to the partner community." 
For over ten years, Channel Chiefs have been selected by the CRN
editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations,
channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT
Channel Sales. 
"It's an honor to be recognized as a CRN 2013 Channel Chief, among
such an influential group of IT leaders, for the third year in a
row," said Jillian Mansolf, SVP Global Sales and Marketing. "This
recognition highlights Overland's continued dedication to providing
partners with innovative solutions, as well as the best resources and
out-of-the-box programs to help partners grow their business." 
Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is
featured in the 2/25/13 issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured
online at 
About Overland Storage
  Overland Storage is the trusted global
provider of effortless data management and data protection solutions
across the data lifecycle. By providing an integrated range of
technologies and services for primary, nearline, offline, archival,
and cloud data storage, Overland makes it easy and cost effective to
manage different tiers of information over time. Whether distributed
data is across the hall or across the globe, Overland enables
companies to focus on building their business instead of worrying
about data growth. Overland SnapScale, SnapServer, SnapSAN, NEO
Series and REO Series solutions are available through a select
network of value added resellers and system integrators. For more
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