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Wasabi Technologies’ Vilas Belagodu Recognized as One of CRN’s 100 People You Don’t Know But Should for 2021

September 27, 2021

BOSTON, MA, September 27, 2021 Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Wasabi Senior Director, Partner and Product Management Vilas Belagodu as one of the IT channel’s 100 People You Don’t Know But Should for 2021. Every year, this list honors the people working tirelessly behind the scenes to support not only their partners, but the broader channel ecosystem as well.

The CRN editorial team compiles the list each year to bring well-deserved attention to the best and brightest who may not be as visible or well-known as some channel executives, but whose roles are just as important. The selections are based on feedback from leading solution providers and industry executives.

Belagodu joined Wasabi in 2018 as the Director of Partner Engineering, making immediate valuable contributions to and helping to build Wasabi’s Technology Alliance Partner and channel ecosystem. Now as Senior Director, Partner Product Management, Belagodu not only manages Wasabi’s channel and architect team, he also leads a newly-established product management team focused on partner-built products. Prior to Wasabi, Belagodu spent five years with Oracle as a partner solutions architect and its Director of Strategic Alliances.

“Since coming on board with Wasabi, Vilas’ contributions to our channel program have been innumerable,” said Laurie Mitchell, Vice-President, Partner and International Marketing. “We are thrilled to see Vilas earn this well-deserved recognition from CRN, and we are confident that with his leadership, Wasabi will continue to take our channel solutions to new heights.”

“There are truly talented folks who make game-changing, creative, and strategic decisions every day behind the scenes,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “With the 100 People You Don’t Know But Should, we are excited to shine a light on this exceptional group and honor them for their remarkably important work on behalf of their partners and their contributions to the IT channel at large.”

The 100 People You Don’t Know But Should will be featured in the October issue of CRN Magazine and can be found online at

About Wasabi Technologies

Wasabi provides simple, predictable and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an unlimited amount of data at 1/5th the price of the competition with no complex tiers or unpredictable egress fees. Trusted by tens of thousands of customers worldwide, Wasabi has been recognized as one of technology’s fastest-growing and most visionary companies. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi has secured nearly $275 million in funding to date and is a privately held company based in Boston.

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