SOURCE: Virtual Iron

Virtual Iron

February 23, 2009 08:17 ET

Virtual Iron Executive Recognized as 2009 Channel Chief

Bill Simpson Recognized for Leadership and Record Breaking Channel Sales Efforts

LOWELL, MA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2009) - Virtual Iron Software Inc., a provider of enterprise-class server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management software, announced today that Bill Simpson, Vice President of Global Channel Sales, has been named a 2009 Channel Chief by the Everything Channel's Computer Reseller News (CRN). CRN chooses Channel Chiefs annually from among those influential executives who consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.

Simpson, a 20 year veteran of channel selling, was specifically selected for his leadership in moving Virtual Iron to a 100% channel-based selling environment while simultaneously driving record revenues for the company.

"Bill's broad knowledge of how the channel works, and more importantly his understanding of how the channel makes money, allows him to effectively deliver value and programs that can be measured in increased revenue, new opportunities and profit," stated Dan Jamieson, Vice President & General Manager for Lifeboat Distribution, a key channel partner of Virtual Iron's.

"Recognition for Bill as an international channel leader is well deserved," stated John R. McCarthy, Senior Vice President of Sales for Virtual Iron. "Bill's deep experience in the channel coupled with his team's intense focus on developing strong relationships with our partners have set us apart from competitors and resulted in solid revenue growth for both Virtual Iron and our channel."

"Effective channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel's voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships," said Robert C. DeMarzo, SVP/Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "This year's Channel Chiefs are strong channel advocates and we applaud them for their successful partner programs and strategies."

About Virtual Iron Software, Inc. -- True Server Virtualization for Everyone

Virtual Iron provides server virtualization software that reduces the cost and complexity of operating and managing IT infrastructure for organizations of all sizes. Leveraging industry standards, open source, and built-in hardware-assisted acceleration, Virtual Iron provides a complete and cost-effective solution including VI-Center, an intelligent virtual infrastructure management platform. Where cost is the enemy and full functionality the expectation, over 2,000 customer organizations worldwide leverage Virtual Iron today to support a broad range of data center initiatives including server consolidation, virtual server management, dev/test optimization, business continuity and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) enablement. The software is available exclusively through Virtual Iron's Channel One partner network. Trial versions of the software are also available for free download at For more information, visit or e-mail

About Everything Channel (,

Everything Channel is the one-stop shop for accessing, enabling, managing and accelerating technology sales channels. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

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