Skelley is an “immensely talented person” who will be missed in the Dell channel, said Paul Clifford, president of Davenport Group, a St. Paul, Minn.-based solution provider and Dell channel partner.
“If he has found a great opportunity to build something for someone new, good for him,” Clifford told CRN. Skelley also is a channel advocate, Clifford said, adding that he “balances partner and vendor needs.”
Davenport Group has been looking at working with another developer of storage performance technology that is competitive with Infinio’s and is sold via Dell, Clifford said. “Now we’ll consider looking at Infinio because of Bob,” he said. “Where smart people go, we want to see what’s happening.”