February 24, 2014 09:00 ET

Alison Ryan, Americas Sales Vice President of SGI Recognized as One of CRN's 2014 Channel Chiefs

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2014) - SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), the trusted leader in high performance computing and Big Data, announced today that Alison Ryan has been named one of CRN's 2014 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

CRN Channel Chiefs were 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.

Working as Vice President of Sales for the Americas, Alison leverages her extensive knowledge of the high performance computing (HPC) and Big Data markets to foster strong partner relationships and drive new business opportunities across sectors including federal/government, manufacturing, media, energy, financial services and research/life sciences.

"We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations. The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. 

"For the third year in a row, Alison has been recognized for her commitment to enhancing SGI's partnerships through our Channel Network Program while driving considerable global sales and revenue growth through our partners," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO of SGI. "As an advocate for the importance of the channel, Alison brings innovative product solutions to partners globally, helping them tackle some of today's most complex HPC and Big Data problems."

The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at

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About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. 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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