Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Jillian Mansolf at Overland Storage recognized as one of the top 100 women in the channel

SAN DIEGO - August 26, 2009 - Overland Storage, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVRL) today announced that Jillian Mansolf, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, has been recognized by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine as one 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 the women’s achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel. The Top 100 Women in the Channel represent a changing trend in what traditionally has been an all-male industry.

“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 who have made a profound impact in the technology marketplace,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel. “We offer our congratulations to Jillian Mansolf for her significant contributions to our industry."

For the past 13 years, Mansolf has leveraged her significant channel sales and marketing expertise to execute highly successful global channel programs for a variety of high-technology organizations. Most recently, she joined Overland to lead the company’s sales organization and expand its strategic marketing efforts worldwide. Overland continually reinforces its channel commitment through the ongoing development of customer-centric resource and lead-generation programs designed to help its channel partners accelerate sales cycles while driving increased revenue and profitability.

“It’s an honor to join this group of inspirational leaders who are being recognized for making an indelible mark on the channel,” said Mansolf. “At Overland, our unwavering’ dedication to building and sustaining long-term channel relationships is reinforced by a constant focus on providing innovative products, sales tools, training and the educational resources our partners need to address their customers’ ever-increasing business requirements.”

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Overland Storage appoints new VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing

Overland Storage, Inc. today announced the appointment of Jillian Mansolf as vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. In this position, Mansolf will leverage her extensive sales and channel marketing experience to lead the company's global sales and marketing teams.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Jillian to our executive team as the head of worldwide sales and marketing,” said Eric Kelly, chief executive officer of Overland Storage. “Jillian is a storage industry veteran with a strong track record of success, including her tenure as an officer and executive at Snap Appliance. Her unique industry perspective as well as significant sales and marketing expertise will prove instrumental in leading the Overland sales organization while broadening our strategic marketing efforts worldwide.”

Previously, Mansolf served as senior vice president of sales and marketing at Data Robotics, where she spearheaded the company's global sales and marketing initiatives. Prior to that, she held various executive positions at Motion Computing, Maxtor and Dell. At Snap Appliance, Mansolf played a pivotal role in doubling sales and establishing the company as the worldwide NAS volume market leader.

Ravi Pendekanti will take on a new role as vice president of business development and solutions. This executive position, which reports to Kelly, reflects the importance of integrated solutions as a major growth driver in Overland's business. “Our strengthened executive team is well positioned to accelerate growth across all major lines of business and geographic areas,” added Kelly. “This will ensure Overland continually delivers compelling end-to-end solutions that effectively meet our customeers' requirements.”