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MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Feb 22, 2016 -- SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Liz King, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations 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 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

King has more than two decades of global sales, business development and leadership experience. She has established strong enterprise channel partner relationships and increased sales to further SGI's position as a leader in the high-performance computing and technology markets.

"We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year."

"Liz has grown our channel considerably over the past two years and through these partners her teams have closed many strategic deals for SGI," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO at SGI. "She continues to develop our global channel program, working with key technical and go-to-market partners to enable our joint success. We look forward to continuing these efforts and expanding SGI's global footprint in the HPC and in-memory markets."

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at

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About SGI
SGI is a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management that enable customers to accelerate time to discovery, innovation, and profitability. Visit ( for more information.

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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.

CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. The Channel Company logo is a trademark of The Channel Company, LLC (registration pending). All rights reserved. SGI is a trademark or registered trademark of Silicon Graphics International Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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Liz King Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales SGI Recognized 2016 CRN(R) Channel Chief


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