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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Joseph Vaccone, President and CEO, Excel Micro
Vaccone has built Excel Micro into a leading cloud distributor, working closely with Google Apps and other major SaaS providers. His hands-on leadership approach guided his team at Excel Micro to another successful year raising recurring revenue approximately 25 percent and maintaining a 95 percent customer retention rate. Vaccone has continued to expand the company's core offerings of hosted Email Security and also partnered with more market leading SaaS providers to give Excel Micro's 3,500 resellers a more diversified product offering.
Jonas Vachal, CEO, Vertex Consulting Group
Vachal has increased the Vertex client base by over 100% and nearly doubled Vertex's gross revenue in the last 12 months. He is positioned Vertex Consulting Group as the premier MSP in Montana.
Kevin Valadez, Co-President, Consuro Managed Technology
Valadez and his business partner Ben Tiblets have grown Consuro, a Dell Premier Partner, from two employees to 22 since its start in 2008. They have expanded the company from its headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, to offices in Dallas, San Angelo and San Antonio -- and Houston is coming in 2012. Sales have grown exponentially with a 2,732 percent growth in 2010 and 3,603 percent in 2011.
Paul VallÌe, Founder, Executive Chairman, The Pythian Group, Inc.
VallÌe founded Pythian at the age of 25. From two employees and a couple of laptops, the company has grown to a team of over 200 with offices around the globe, generating in excess of $17 million in revenue and turning a profit every year since its inception. Today, Pythian provides a utility-based model for operational database support delivered by the top 5% database talent in the world specializing in Oracle, Oracle Apps, MySQL and SQL Server.
Martijn van der Schaaf, CEO, Computication BV
van der Schaaf started and grew an MSP business from scratch to a 20 FTE profitable operation in just six years. The company was in the Deloitte Fast 50 list two years in a row with 933 percent and 766 percent growth in five years. Computication is still considered one of the leading MSP's in The Netherlands.
Michael Vanderslice, CEO, MD Tech Pro
Vanderslice has been part of growing two national IT service organizations. At Geeks On Call from 2001 through 2005, Vanderslice helped grow the company from start-up to over $75 million in sales with offices throughout the country. Currently, Vanderslice is leading a healthcare IT company with offices throughout the country and is planning nationwide growth.
Raju Vegesna, Evangelist, Zoho
With an assist from Vegesna, Zoho has emerged as one of the top SaaS application providers to small businesses. The company is one of Google Apps' top rivals -- but also one of Google's top Google Apps Marketplace partners. That balancing act has allowed Zoho to successfully promote productivity, business management and automation applications to SMB customers.
Bill Veghte, Chief Strategy Officer, Autonomy, an HP Company
Veghte took over Autonomy in May 2012, working to ensure the company meets parent HP's growth and business management goals. Autonomy develops software that manages structured and unstructured data. Plus, the company offers cloud-oriented backup services that are catching on with MSPs.