Julie Parrish, NetApp
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Partner Sales
Years in channel: 28
Years in position: 3
Highlights of the past year: Parrish oversaw 50 percent year-over-year growth in the distribution business, as well as an increase in channel revenue from 74 percent to 79 percent of NetApp total. Led the GetSuccessful Cloud Services Program.
Goals: Parrish will focus on driving FlexPod (and other architectures), further enabling cloud capabilities and driving profitability with partners. She and her team will continue to extend the reach and ease of selling FlexPod globally by partnering closely with distributors. They will extend the GetSuccessful Cloud Services Program as well as connect VAR partners with cloud service providers, and help them develop the right business models to take advantage of the market shift to cloud.