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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Joe Pannone, CEO and President, Forza Technology Solutions
Pannone led Forza to 30 percent revenue growth in 2011, and the company is on track to grow about 55 percent this year, positioning Forza as a top MSP in Connecticut.
Rick Pleczko, President and CEO, idera
Pleczko has built Idera into one of the leading providers of application and server management tools, helping more than 10,000 small businesses to maintain SQL Server, SharePoint, Linux, Windows and data backup systems. He previously held executive positions at LBMS, Platinum Technology, Mission Critical Software, and NetIQ.
Erich Pletsch, CEO, Integratechs
Pletsch founded Integratechs in 2003 and has generated an average annual revenue growth rate of 60 percent. Growth has included five acquisitions since 2006 including DirectPointe in 2011.
David Powell, VP of Managed Services, TekLinks
Powell has worked for three of the leading MSPs ranked on the MSPmentor. He has spent the last three years at TekLinks where monthly recurring revenue has tripled and a thriving, nationally recognized, cloud services practice has been developed. Powell speaks regularly at conferences and is featured weekly on the local CBS affiliate in "Tech Tuesdays with David Powell."
Jeremy Przygode, CEO, Stratalux
Przygode founded Stratalux in 2010 when he saw the need for managed services for Amazon Web Services. Since its inception Stratalux has been focused solely on providing managed and professional services for public cloud infrastructures. Company revenue has grown about 167% in 2012. As of 2011 Stratalux has partnerships with Amazon, Rackspace, RightScale and Opscode. Additional partnerships are planned for the remainder of 2012. Moving into 2013 Stratalux plans to bring various cloud management tools to market via a traditional SaaS model.
Denes Purnhauser, Managing Director and CEO, iSolutions Ltd.
Purnhauser restructured his company from scratch, implemented MSP best practices, and doubled the company's customer base in two quarters. The company has also raised prices 170 percent while retaining all existing customers. Based in Hungary, Purnhauser says he's living a "happy and balanced life" with three kids and a fourth on the way.