Kirk Horton, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Nautilus Data Technologies Recognized as 2016 CRN® Channel Chief

Posted on February 22, 2016

Pleasanton, California, February 22, 2016 – Nautilus Data Technologies, a next generation data center company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kirk Horton, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, 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.

“Kirk Horton is a remarkable leader and we’re pleased to see his visionary accomplishments recognized by this organization of esteemed channel industry experts,” said Arnold Magcale, CEO and Co-Founder of Nautilus Data Technologies. “Through Mr. Horton’s exemplary leadership, Nautilus Data Technologies successfully launched the innovative Admiral Partner Program – a channel program that is helping Nautilus set new standards for next generation data center management. Mr. Horton earned his place on the prestigious CRN 2016 Channel Chief list for his inspiring ability to chart a new course, and we applaud his achievements along with his fellow Channel Chiefs.

“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.”

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

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About Nautilus Data Technologies

Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, Nautilus Data Technologies is the first company to successfully launch a waterborne data center prototype, pioneering a new standard for data center efficiency, environmental sustainability and global scalability. The company was co-founded in 2013 by Arnold Magcale and Daniel Kekai, two recognized technology industry experts with decades of experience in data centers and cloud management. CEO Arnold Magcale is also a U.S. Navy Special Forces veteran and a certified dive master. 

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