Welcome to the 2012 MSPmentor 250, a list of the top managed services provider (MSP) experts, entrepreneurs and executives. The MSPmentor 250 helps you to rapidly build a Rolodex of MSP leaders from across the globe. Now, onto the list.
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Matt Nachtrab, CEO, LabTech Software
Nachtrab has built LabTech into one of the MSP industry's fastest-growing software providers. The initial growth spark involved ConnectWise Capital funding. More recently, LabTech has successfully extended its RMM software beyond an on-premises base into the cloud and onto mobile systems. Nachtrab hosted the company's first dedicated partner summit, Automation Nation, in early 2012. As of mid-2012, LabTech has roughly 2,600 MSP partners. Nachtrab launched and shaped the company based on his own hands-on experience building an MSP.
Christian Nagele, CEO, CentraStage
Nagele, together with his co-founders at CentraStage, has driven the business from start-up to a disruptive player in the RMM space. With revenues growing 300 percent over the past 12 months, CentraStage has won deals with the London Grid for Learning. That deal will see CentraStage deployed to 300,000+ devices across 2,500 schools.
Keith Nelson, VP, Vistem Solutions, Inc.
Nelson started Vistem Solutions over 16 years ago with his business partner. Vistem was chosen by four major companies to provide the Dispatch System for the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Vistem pioneered "managed services" by creating all contracts as prepaid quarterly billing against multi-year agreements. Nelson also is active in a range of community outreach programs -- including Special Olympics (State Championships and Coach for Team USA); Board of Directors, Ability Counts; Adviser to the ARC of Riverside; and Chair, Commission on Disabilities.
Robert Norman, CEO and Founder, Vnetrix
Under Norman's leadership, Vnetrix grew annual revenues by more than 70 percent from 2008 to 2011. The company, launched 10 years ago, was one of the UK's first MSPs. Vnetrix now offers a range of public and private cloud services including virtual private data center, PaaS and IaaS. Norman also is an MSPAlliance board member.