October 1, 2018

Jonathan Calmes Named to ‘100 People You Don’t Know But Should’

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – October 1, 2018 – Aparavi, a Silicon-beach startup in SaaS solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Jonathan Calmes, Vice President of Business Development at Aparavi, as one of 100 People You Don’t Know But Should in the IT channel for 2018.

This annual list is compiled by the CRN editorial team, using feedback from solution providers and industry executives, to acknowledge channel management team members from the industry’s top vendors and distributors. Those recognized on this list work diligently to drive innovation, profits, and successful partnerships, keeping the IT channel growing and their firms thriving.

Calmes has spent the past 13 years in software sales, marketing and business development at technology startups in storage and nonprofit industries.  With his unique knowledge of software-as-a-service and data protection, Calmes has helped increase revenue by building and expanding distribution channels, including service providers looking to grow their solutions portfolios. He is active in the community volunteering for Harvest Home, a transitional home for at risk mothers and moms to be, as well as leading his softball team to league championships.

“There are few things I’m more passionate about than talking to clients and building relationships with those around me,” said Calmes.  “It’s very satisfying to see people realize that they can get a better handle on their unstructured data growth, as well as have our channel partners realize new revenue streams in helping their customers achieve that goal.  Thanks to CRN for including me on their annual list of people you should know and hopefully by this time next year more people will have heard of my efforts regarding the great work that Aparavi is doing in the channel.”

“This outstanding group of unsung channel heroes work tirelessly to create, promote, and manage programs and policies that support their partners and the advancement of the channel overall,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company.  “We are honored to bring these individuals into the spotlight with CRN’s 2018 list of 100 People You Don’t Know But Should and to recognize them for their undeniable contributions to the channel.”

The 2018 list of 100 People You Don’t Know But Should will be featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com/100people.

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Aparavi, the world’s leading SaaS-based Active Archive helps organizations master out of control unstructured data growth. Delivering both on-premises and multi-cloud mobility, Aparavi provides intelligent data management with true storage independence, and together with an open-data format removes vendor lock-in, forever. Aparavi delivers huge savings by slowing secondary storage growth by 75 percent, with guaranteed availability regardless of how long data is retained. A pay-as-you-go model based on usage eliminates up-front expenditures for a better total cost of ownership. For more information visit https://www.aparavi.com.

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