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Actifio’s Mike McClurg Recognized as 2018 CRN® Channel Chief

February 20, 2018

Third Consecutive Year; Actifio’s Channel Partner Commitment Highlighted As Cloud Momentum Builds

Waltham, Mass. – February 20, 2018 – Actifio, the Data-as-a-Service company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Mike McClurg, VP of Velocity Sales at Actifio, to its prestigious list of 2018 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organization through channel partners.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2018 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

In 2017, as demand rose for Actifio’s cloud-agnostic data-as-a-service platform, McClurg contributed to Actifio’s success in several key areas, including accelerating partner success with customers migrating to cloud environments, expansion of its global presence (adding additional coverage across Asia Pacific and Europe), enhancement of Actifio Certified Engineer and Actifio Certified Sales education programs, and investment in integrating Inside Sales capability into partners’ demand generation processes.

“The executives on CRN’s 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel,” said Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. “These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief’s impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes.”

“This promises to be another big year for Actifio’s growth, as organizations speed up their digital transformaton by embracing the multi-cloud IT strategies that the Actifio platform can uniquely enable,” said Dave Dyer, Chief Revenue Officer at Actifio. “Our channel partners are central to that success. Mike’s deep sales experience has proven crucial in growing Actifio’s global channel business and a major part of the company’s success over the years.”

“I’m honored to be included on the CRN Channel Chiefs list for the third consecutive year as an executive committed to driving channel growth for Actifio,” said Mike McClurg, VP of Velocity Sales at Actifio. “We saw great success in expanding our channel program this past year and we are thrilled to be recognized for it. We plan to keep up the momentum with significant channel investments in 2018.”

The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN.


About Actifio
Actifio is the world’s leading Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform. It enables thousands of users around the world to deliver their data just as they deliver their applications and infrastructure… as a service available instantly, anywhere. An enterprise-class software platform powered by patented Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology, Actifio frees data from traditional infrastructure to accelerate adoption of hybrid cloud, build higher quality applications faster, and improve business resiliency and availability. For more, visit or follow us on Twitter @Actifio.


About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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