Each year, the MSPmentor 250 identifies the world’s top managed services experts, entrepreneurs and executives — including professionals who have mastered business leadership, marketing, sales, technology, coaching and other areas within the managed services market. For our 2011 edition, here’s page 6 of 10…
Wayne Kiphart, VP, Managed Services, Logicalis Inc.
Within a 12 month period, Kiphart and his team completed implementation of the Logicalis Enterprise Cloud infrastructure, created a HIPAA- and PCI-ready cloud environment, and integrated several clients on the infrastructure.
- Web: http://www.us.logicalis.com
- Blog: http://www.hypeorripe.com/
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Logicalis
Peter Klanian, Sales Director, Channel Services, Dell
Klanian is a long-time veteran of the managed services market. He joined Dell when the PC giant acquired Silverback Technologies in 2007. Dell in late 2011 is expected to discuss some updates to its SaaS and managed services efforts for MSPs. We suspect Klanian will have a hand in the strategy.
- Web: http://www.dell.com
Phil Koen, CEO, Intermedia
Koen joined Intermedia in mid-2011. The company is doubling-down on hosted Exchange services for VARs and MSPs, while also introducing new channel services like hosted unified communications (hosted PBX) and encryption.
Varma Kunaparaju, Senior VP & CTO, NetEnrich Inc.
Kunaparaju cloud managed services. He's on a mission to help MSPs break into the data center and go after larger enterprises with their managed services expertise and managed cloud.
Phil LaForge, Executive VP & COO, Hosted & Managed Services, TDS Telecommunications
LaForge is helping TDS to pursue MSP mergers and acquisitions. He joined TDS in mid-2011 after successful runs at Nimsoft and CDW.
- Web: http://www.tdsbusiness.com/products/managed-services.aspx
- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/philiplaforge
Brian Laufer, VP, Aspire Technologies Inc.
Laufer works closely with MSPs and VARs, specifically with the Autotask and ConnectWise communities, to ensure that QuoteWerks is the most effective quoting and proposal tool for their changing businesses. He recently developed the new integration to Autotask.
- Web: http://www.quotewerks.com
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/BLaufer
- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/blaufer
Benjamin Lavalley, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Kaseya International Inc.
Lavalley helped to pioneer the Kaseya Third Party program. Launched in 2010, the program allows companies to build integrated modules to the Kaseya platform.
- Web: http://www.kaseya.com
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/benm3
- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/benlavalley
James Laszko, CTO, Mythos Technology
Over the past decade, Laszko has helped Mythos to serve hundreds of customers in southern California. He has accepted the invitation to sit on the Level Platforms Partner Council as he provides world-class service to end-customers.
Bob Leibholz, Senior VP, Sales & Business Development, Intermedia
Leibholz has helped Intermedia to successfully promote hosted Exchange to VARs and MSPs. He also played a key role in Intermedia's partnership with Ingram Micro.
Chuck Lennon, President, TeamLogic IT
Under Lennon's leadership, the TeamLogic IT MSP network has grown to more than 50 offices in the US as well as three in the Netherlands. TeamLogic IT's top offices have posted greater than 35% sales growth in the past 12 months. Lennon was also appointed Co-Vice Chairman of CompTIA. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Creating IT Futures foundation, the philanthropic arm of CompTIA.
- Web: http://www.TeamLogicIT.com
- Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TeamLogicIT
- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/Teamlogic-IT
Russ Levanway, CEO, TekTegrity Inc.
Levanway founded TekTegrity in 2003. The company grew to $2 million in revenue and 28 employees by the end of 2010. TekTegrity claims to be the largest MSP in the region, and nearly 60% of it's revenue is flat-fee managed services.
John Lewe, President, Aspire Technologies Inc.
Lewe is the founder, lead developer, and president of one the best-known quoting tools in the MSP industry. QuoteValet, his most recent product, gives MSPs insight into their sales process to close more sales.
Sheng Liang, Founder, Cloud.com
Citrix in mid-2011 acquired Cloud.com, adding the CloudStack IaaS platform for service providers.
- Web: http://www.Cloud.com & http://www.cloudstack.org
- Blog: http://cloud.com/main/company/blog
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/clouddotcom
Domenick Lionetti, VP of Sales, Americas, NTRglobal
NTRglobal develops remote control software for MSPs. Lionetti has been driving NTRglobal's relationships with software partners and MSPs in the Americas. The company has relationships with ConnectWise, N-able and BMC, among others.
Jim Lippie, President, Thrive Networks, A Staples Company
Lippie has built an MSP that tripled its revenue and doubled the employee base over the last six years. He sold Thrive to a Fortune 100 company, Staples, and continues to lead the managed services organization.
Charles Love, Director of Service Operations, Big Sur Technologies
Love was a key educator during the early 2011 Level Platforms Road Show Tour. He oversees professional services for one of the leading MSPs in Florida.
Adam Mahoney, President, Network Outsource
Under Mahoney's leadership, the company has recruited more than 100 managed services clients with a focus on the educational and non-profit sectors. Network Outsource has been listed on the Inc. 5000 three times.
- Web: http://www.networkoutsource.com
- Blog: http://www.networkoutsource.com/blog
- Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/netoutsource
Bruce Martin, Director, Migliori Consultancy Ltd.
Martin setup an offshore office of 21 people in order to deliver professional low cost back office support services, and a global NOC supporting a $20 million business in the UK. Martin now provides IT consultancy services on the use of MSP toolsets.
- Web: http://www.miglioriconsultancy.ltd.uk
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/bruce_martin
- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/brucem
Chad Massaker, CEO, Carceron
Massaker, a well-known managed services pro, was a finalist for the Metro Atlanta Chamber Small Business Person of the Year in 2010.
- Web: http://www.carceron.net
- Blog: http://www.massaker.me
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/chadmassaker
- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/chadmassaker
Adam Maurice, Managing Director, The Internet Group
As director for The Internet Group, Maurice has been recognized by Deloitte for developing one of the fastest growing companies in the region.
Robert May, Founder, Ramsac Ltd.
May launched Ramsac 19 years ago, and now has MSP-centric services on-premise and in the cloud. Ramsac ranks among Microsoft's top 10 gold partners for the South East of England.
Jay McBain, Senior VP, Strategy & Community Development, Autotask Corp.
McBain jumped from Lenovo to Autotask in December 2010. More recently he has been helping to build the Autotask community -- including the launch of a multi-city road show that includes technical training, peer-group education and more.
- Web: http://www.autotask.com
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/autotask or http://twitter.com/jmcbain
- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jaymcbain
- Blog: http://jaymcbain.blogspot.com
- FastChat Video: McBain in December 2010 explains his decision to jump from Lenovo to Autotask.
Brent McCasland, President & CFO, CalTech
McCasland has postioned CalTech as one of the top providers of managed services to the financial services market.
Colm McGoldrick, CEO, Maildistiller
McGoldrick has built on the leading SaaS providers in the UK. Maildistiller provides white label email security and anti-spam solutions to MSPs.
- Web: http://www.maildistiller.com/
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/colmmcgoldrick
- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/colmmcgoldrick
Todd McKendrick, Director of Business Development, Nimsoft
McKendrick has helped Nimsoft to accelerate momentum in 2011. The company's annual revenues have grown more than 80 percent since CA acquired Nimsoft in 2010. McKendrick previously held MSP-centric positions at Dell and Do IT Smarter.
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