Lifeboat Appoints Brian Gilbertson as Senior Director, New Vendor Business Development

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Distribution veteran to accelerate strategic expansion of Lifeboat solution set portfolio and to drive reseller growth within new lines.

Lifeboat Distribution, an international value added distributor for virtualization, security, business continuity and other technically sophisticated products, today announced the appointment of distribution veteran Brian Gilbertson as Senior Director, New Vendor Business Development. He will take the lead in identifying new strategic vendor relationships, bringing their solutions into the Lifeboat portfolio, and driving reseller sales within the added lines.

“Brian Gilberston is very well respected in the business, and has worked for me in the past so is therefore a known and trusted staff member. I am excited to have him join our Lifeboat Distribution team,” said William R. Botti, Executive Vice President, Lifeboat Distribution. “Brian has many excellent reseller and vendor relationships in our industry and his expertise will be a tremendous asset in accelerating the strategic expansion of solutions we offer to our resellers — as well as in driving growth within the new vendor lines.”

Brian has held sales leadership positions in distribution and high-tech vendor companies throughout his career. Most recently, as Senior Director of Sales at Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, he directed their Virtualization Business Unit.

About Lifeboat Distribution
Lifeboat Distribution, a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG), is an international value added distributor for virtualization/cloud computing, security, application and network infrastructure, business continuity/disaster recovery, database infrastructure and management, application lifecycle management, science/engineering, and other technically sophisticated products. The company helps vendors recruit and build multinational solution provider networks, power their networks, and drive incremental sales revenues that complement existing sales channels. Lifeboat Distribution services thousands of solution providers, VARs, systems integrators, corporate resellers, and consultants worldwide, helping them power a rich opportunity stream, expand their margin+ services revenues, and build profitable product and service businesses.

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