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.
MSPmentor 250, 2012 Edition: Last Name A
Mona Abutaleb, President, mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc.
Abutaleb facilitated the industry-changing sale of mindSHIFT to Best Buy in 2011 and is now leading mindSHIFT's aggressive growth plans toward first and best national MSP status. Abutaleb directs mindSHIFT's day-to-day operations, leading the company's 600 employees. Within the halls of mindSHIFT, she's known for a tireless work ethic.
Vikas Aggarwal, Founder and CEO, Zyrion
Aggarwal has successfully positioned Zyrion as a key developer of IT management software for MSPs. Zyrion provides integrated IT Infrastructure and Cloud Monitoring software solutions using ITIL Business Service Management (BSM) technology for distributed and complex datacenter environments. He previously held management positions at NetScout, Network General, Fidelia and Verio.
Robb Allen, CEO, Datapipe Inc.
Allen founded Datapipe in 1998 with a vision to set his company apart from competitors by putting customers first. Robb has used this simple principal to grow Datapipe into a global service provider, with a staff of 350 working on three continents. In 2011 Allen expanded Datapipe in all markets with Europe and Asia -- both growing more than 50 percent. Allen was recently named a finalist for the 2012 Ernst & Young New Jersey Entrepreneur of the Year.
Luis Alvarez, President & CEO, Alvarez Technology Group, Inc.
Alvarez grew his business more than 20 percent in 2011 and is poised to expand at a better than 30 percent rate in 2012. ATG was selected as an Inc. 5000 growth company as well as a VAR 500 Fast Growth company in 2011. A pioneer in the MSP space, Alvarez is on the advisory council for several vendors, including Axcient and Level Platforms. He writes regularly about technology issues for local and national publications and hosts two radio segments, including the syndicated show The Costa Report.
Chris Amori, President, Virtual Administrator
Amori has helped over 500 MSPs grow from the startup phase into stable businesses by showing them proven MSP practices. Amori has positioned Virtual Administrator as an on-ramp for MSPs that want to rapidly leverage monitoring, management, storage, security and other technology platforms.
Jennifer Anaya, VP Marketing, North America, Ingram Micro Inc.
Anaya re-joined Ingram Micro in 2012 after successful tours of duty at NetEnrich and consulting for such companies as Autotask. She now oversees marketing services, customer communities, two solutions centers and the Ingram Micro Experience Center. Anaya also plays a key role in Ingram Cloud Services marketing and promotion efforts to VARs and MSPs.
Scott Anderson, CEO, Core Business Technology
Anderson has grown his Fortinet revenue over 100 percent this year and leads Southern Oregon in Fortinet sales and devices under management.
Chris Andreozzi, President, KnowledgeCentrix
Andreozzi has built KnowledgeCentrix into one of the top IT service providers in Southern California. Founded in 2002, the company now has deep relationships with Citrix, Cisco and VMware.
Larry Andrus, CEO, Trivalent Group
During Andrus's tenure as CEO, Trivalent Group has grown from $3 million in sales and 18 employees (2003) to more than $22 million in sales and more than 65 employees today. June 2012 was Trivalent's 85th consecutive month of profitability. Trivalent is a perennial member of the MSPmentor Global Top 100 List, ranking 54 in 2012.
Erin Arnold, President, NextStep Networking
Under Arnold's leadership, NextStep Networking was named 2011 Women Owned Business of the Year from the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. She has increased profits by over 200 percent since 2009 and consistently increased revenue by more than 5 percent per year, while maintaining a company culture in which employees thrive.
Sam Attias, Managing Partner, Technology Capital Investors
Attias is the founder and Managing Partner at Technology Capital Investors. TCI focuses on managing and building a portfolio of interconnected MSPs with a unifying cloud delivery platform. Attias and team have completed over 10 MSP acquisitions to date as well as several series A financings in cloud technology firms. TCI and Attias play an active role in the MSP community and have partnerships with companies across the industry.