SOURCE: NetApp, Inc.

NetApp, Inc.

August 27, 2009 08:00 ET

NetApp's Julie Parrish and Debbie Medal Recognized by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine as Two of Top 100 Women in the Channel

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - August 27, 2009) - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that Julie Parrish, vice president, Global Partner Sales, and Debbie Medal, senior director, Marketing, Worldwide Channel Programs, have been recognized by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine as two of the Top 100 Women in the Channel. The Top 100 Women in the Channel were chosen by the editors of the magazine based on their achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel.

Parrish is responsible for NetApp's global channel sales revenue for all partner types, overall go-to-market channel strategy, and the company's global NetApp Partner Program. Medal is responsible for developing NetApp's execution strategy for all worldwide channel communications and channel marketing. Parrish and Medal each possess more than 20 years of experience in the channel and were driving forces behind the strategy and execution of the company's recently enhanced NetApp Partner Program. Under Parrish's leadership, this year the NetApp Partner Program also received certification as a Five-Star Partner Program from Everything Channel, recognition that shows the strength of the partner relationships NetApp has built as well as its dedication and commitment to its partner community.

"NetApp is honored that Everything Channel selected two women from the company to receive the Top 100 Women in the Channel recognition," said Julie Parrish, vice president, Global Partner Sales. "Debbie and I are proud to be included in the company of such intelligent, hard-working women as those named to the Everything Channel Top 100 Women in the Channel list. Being named to this list is a real accomplishment for NetApp. It indicates the strength of our channel program and the mutually beneficial relationships we have built with our partners. We are committed to investing in our partners and helping them maximize their revenue opportunities."

"We are very pleased to see women executives reaching the highest levels in a wide range of dynamic companies. It is with great pleasure that we honor the women that have made a profound impact in the technology marketplace. We offer our congratulations to Julie and Debbie for their significant contributions to our industry," Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel.

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