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 10 of 10…
Ted Swanson, CEO, IT Solutions Consulting
Swanson has built and led one of the leading MSPs in the United States for more than 17 years Through a combination of organic growth, acquisition, and operational expertise, IT Solutions has grown 20% per year for most of the last decade.
Todd Thibodeaux, CEO, CompTIA
Thibodeaux arrived at CompTIA in 2008. Soon after, he reorganized the staff and focused the organization on four key areas: Education, Certification, Advocacy and Philanthropy, or ECAP for short. CompTIA is investing $4 million in channel education for 2011.
James Thomason, Chief Architect, Gale Technologies
A 16-year technology executive, Thomason was most recently CTO and founder of Virtiv where he was instrumental in acquiring the infrastructure and writing the software. Previously, he led the technical architecture and operations efforts at Ning, the third largest social network website, managing a budget in excess of $15 million per year; there he was able to renegotiate Ning's CDN and bandwidth agreements to achieve a $1.5 million reduction in operating expenses in FY 2010, while simultaneously increasing network capacity from 2Gbps to 20Gbps. As Chief Architect of Gale Technologies, James is accelerating growth and driving the company's vision in developing the latest cloud computing technologies, such as new cloud scheduling and turnkey cloud technology.
Erik Thorsell, President, Success Computer Consulting
Thorsell has built one of the five fastest-growing MSP companies in HTG Peer Groups -- a networking organization for VARs and MSPs. He facilitates a peer group within HTG, and provides coaching and support to MSPs across the United States.
Jason Tierney, VP, Product Development, Corporate Network Services Inc.
Tierney recently refreshed his company's sales techniques and strategies, reducing overall sales cycle by 80%. Further, Tierney has re-defined his role at CNS to focus more on the overall development of our MSP programs and ensure they are always cutting-edge.
Vince Tinnirello, CEO, Anchor Network Solutions Inc.
Tinnirello grew Anchor from $1 million in 2009 to $1.4 million in 2010, with 2011 projections of $1.7 million. He is a respected MSP community leader and active participant as an Autotask MVP. He is currently building another consulting practice based on advanced Autotask deployments for MSPs who don't know how to take the product and adapt it to their business. This will evolve into other consulting opportunities on establishing a service desk, project desk, and overall best practices procedures for MSPs of about 15 employees and less. Since being founded in 2002, Anchor has grown from one to 8 people and utilizes Synnex for NOC and Dove for help desk services.
- Web: http://www.anchornetworksolutions.com
- Blog: http://www.anchornetworksolutions.com/blog/
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Vtinnirello
Jay Tipton, CEO, Technology Specialists
Since starting an MSP practice in 2004, Tipton has constantly shown growth of 25% year over year. He has also helped customers to reduce IT support expenses by more than 35 percent.
Ashutosh Tiwary, Chairman & CEO, Doyenz
Tiwary has positioned Doyenz away from the traditional cloud backup market, instead focusing Doyenz on business continuity and disaster recovery (BDR) services for MSPs and VARs in the cloud.
- Web: http://www.doyenz.com
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/doyenzinc
- FastChat Video: Tiwary spoke with Talkin' Cloud in April 2011 about the shift from backup-centric storage to recovery-centric cloud solutions:
Paul Tomlinson, Founder, Mirus IT Solutions
Tomlinson has built a managed services practice in the UK that's expected to generate 50% growth in turnover this year. He's also a leading voice within the Autotask and Kaseya communities.
- Web: http://www.mirus-it.co.uk
- Blog: http://paultomlinson.me.uk
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/mirusit
Eric Townsend, Director of SMB & MSP Marketing, Intel Corp.
Townsend has helped scores of MSPs to reduce their remote support costs and truck rolls through education and best practices. He hasl also helped Intel to communicate vPro's value to SMB customers and IT service providers that want 24x7 remote support capabilities while reducing PC power consumption and utility expenses.
- Web: http://msp.intel.com
Richard Tubb, IT Business Consultant, Independent Consultant
After selling his MSP business, Netlink IT, in December 2010, Tubb has become a consultant, mentoring many top MSPs in the UK. In May 2011, Tubb was elected by his peers as chair of the CompTIA UK Channel Community, and alongside his role as Microsoft UK Partner Area Lead for the Small Business Specialist Community, has established himself as a noted builder of strong peer communities. His blog, focusing on Small IT Business, was nominated for the Computer Weekly Blog Award in the IT Consultant Category.
Ronny Tunfjord, IT Automation Expert, Upstream
With more than 15 years experience in the IT-services field, Tunfjord has moved from being a technical support and pre-sale engieer to take on the role of educator and coach. During the last four years, Tunfjord has helped Upstream to distribute Kaseya to the Nordic region.
Duane Tursi, Principal, Netarx LLC
Tursi's MSP organization grew revenues 60 percent from 2009 to 2010, with a total revenue in 2010 of $63.22 million. Netarx was ranked No. 21 in this year's MSPmentor 100 list.
Ron Unger, CEO, WorkSmart
Unger has grown monthly recurring revenue every quarter since inception. In addition to supporting WorkSmart's CFO Ricky Ayers and its COO Clay Harris, Unger leads strategy, sales, marketing and mergers and acquisitions, and between 2008 and 2011 has doubled WorkSmart's monthly recurring revenue, which is 70% of WorkSmart's total revenues. Unger led the expansion into Greensboro and Charlotte, N.C., and Philadelphia, Pa., through organic growth and by negotiating and closing the acquisitions of two MSP firms in the last two years.
Joseph Vaccone, President, Excel Micro
Vaccone has helped to build Excel Micro into one of the leading cloud distributors, and one of Google's top cloud channel partners.
Jonas Vachal, Principal, Vertex Consulting Group
Vachal launched the managed services division of Vertex Consulting Group in 2007 and has grown monthly revenue an average of 23% year over year for the last 12 months. This year, 2011, is expected to be a record setting-year for Vertex Consulting Group with the launch of their private cloud and virtual desktop services.
Kevin Valadez, Co-president, Consuro
Valadez c0-founded Consuro in 2008. The company offers managed IT services, with an emphasis on Windows-based services across desktop, server, and network management. The services include on- and off-site support, disaster recovery and data center solutions, free systems audits, predictable billing, and 24/7 monitoring. All technicians are Microsoft certified at a minimum. Consuro is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas and also has offices in San Antonio and San Angelo.
Jim Van, Partner, Logicomm
Van continues to develop and promote support services for small and microbusiness clients. His development and promotion of support and virtual desktop solutions for the iPad and other tablet computers, as well as his continued service on various boards at MSPAlliance and Computer Security Institute make him a strong influence in this industry.
Ken Vanderweel, Marketing Director, Service Providers, Nimsoft, a CA Technologies Company
Vanderweel has provided consistency and focus within Nimsoft, which was acquired by CA Technologies in early 2010. His guidance ensures Nimsoft's core messages -- built around monitoring and service desk solutions -- remain focused on the MSP midmarket. Nimsoft revenues have grown roughly 80 percent since CA acquired the company, according to Forrester Research.
Steve Vickerage, Director, Pavliks Group
Vickerage has delivered strategic IT solutions to customers for the past 14 years. He has been earned three Gold Competencies in the new Microsoft Partner Network Program. He also sits on the Level Platforms Partner Council.
Tommy Wald, CEO, White Glove Technologies
Wald heads an MSP that has grown through six acquisitions across Texas. Total sales will almost double from $8.8million in 2010 to a projected $16 million in 2011. Along the way, White Globe has developed expertise in the legal and healthcare verticals
Eric Webster, Chief Revenue Officer, Doyenz
Webster was promoted from his VP post to the chief revenue officer slot in 2011. He's known for building aggressive, engaging marketing campaigns that help MSPs to discover the power of cloud computing, business continuity and disaster recovery. Webster previously held a VP position at Intronis.
Dan Wensley, VP, Partner Development and Marketing, Level Platforms
Wensley is one of the MSP industry's top road warriors, offering strategic guidance to MSPs, vendors, distributors and educational alliance partners. His work at Level Platforms has helped the firm to land on the Deloitte Fast 50 as the 3rd fastest growing technology company in Canada in both 2008 and 2009. Level Platforms has also earned a 5 Star Partner Program designation from Everything Channel.
Dan Wilson, President & CEO, Waypoint Solutions Group
Wilson has continued to build Waypoint with 70% growth year after year for the past four years. He's expanded Waypoint into two additional states, and he continues to serve on the MSPAlliance's board of directors.
Phil Worms, Director of Marketing, iomart Group plc
Worms continues to seek innovate campaigns to bring the key messages of cloud and greener IT to a wider audience as evidenced by the Racks 4 Acres campaign launched last year. A simple yet effective correlation between carbon emissions, rain forest conservation and cloud computing has helped to lift iomart's visibility.
- Web: http://www.iomart.com
- Blog: http://philworms.sys-con.com/
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/iomarthosting
David Wright, Founder and CEO, SolidFire
Wright's previous company, Jungle Disk, was sold to Rackspace in 2008. His new company, SolidFire, closed $11 million in funding in January 2011 from top investors: NEA, Valhalla, and Novak Biddle, and has already started an Early Access Program with well-known cloud providers.
- Web: http://www.solidfire.com
- Blog: http://solidfire.com/blog/
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/jungledave
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