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ChannelE2E 100 – 2016 Edition

Welcome to the ChannelE2E 100 – 2016 Edition. The list identifies and honors the top entrepreneurs, startups and exits across the IT channel. Featured companies include VARs, managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs) and technology companies that achieved specific milestones in the past year.

Various milestones can include — but aren’t limited to — company launch, seed or venture funding, mergers, acquisitions and channel partner program launches. The ChannelE2E 100 – 2016 edition is based on a Q4 2015 readership survey. Now, onto the honorees…

ChannelE2E 100 — 2016 Edition


1. 43Tc

Julie McDermott

CEO Julie McDermott

2015 Milestone: Company founded/launched.
HQ: Columbia, Missouri.
Focus: 43Tc is a leading IT service provider dedicated to helping small and medium sized businesses achieve their objectives by providing them with the same level of IT service and support that large enterprises enjoy.
Employees: 1-19. Specialty: IT Service Provider.


 2. AHEAD

Daniel Adamany

CEO Daniel Adamany

2015 Milestone: Acquired by Court Square Capital Partners, a private equity firm.
HQ: Chicago, Illinois.
Focus: AHEAD helps simplify IT through innovation. We enable enterprise clients to rapidly deliver applications and services by providing a Cloud Delivery Platform and Innovation Framework for execution.
Specialty: IT services provider, DevOps specialist.


3. Alvarez Technology Group  Inc.

Luis Alvarez

CEO Luis Alvarez

2015 Milestone: Major revenue milestone disclosed confidentially to ChannelE2E.
HQ: Salinas, California.
Focus: In addition to its horizontal SMB service, Alvarez Technology Group has over a decade’s experience providing IT support for a wide range of healthcare practices. The company’s established assessments determine if healthcare customers comply with HIPAA, HITECH and HIPAA Omnibus laws.
Employees: 20-249.
Specialty: IT Service Provider.


4. Auvik Networks Inc.

Marc Morin

CEO Marc Morin

2015 Milestone: First paying customer.
HQ: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Focus: Auvik provides RMM (remote monitoring and management) focused on network infrastructure, such as switches, routers, firewalls, and Wi-Fi controllers. The cloud-based software provides insight into client networks and automates tasks for MSPs.
Employees: 20-249. Specialty: ISV.


5. BillHero

Dan Holt

CEO Dan Holt

2015 Milestone: Company founded/launched and received seed funding.
HQ: Fort Collins, Colorado.
Focus: BillHero, launched by a former MSP executive, improves the financial lives and relationships through split bill pay. Users can now split and “pay” any bill, rent, or IOU rather than just pay each other back. Through BillHero users can pay any bill securely through bank, debit card, or credit card either individually, from a sponsor/parent, or as a group.
Employees: 1-19.
Specialty: ISV.


6. BlackBerry

John Chen

CEO John Chen

2015 Milestone: Acquired Good Technology.
HQ: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Focus: BlackBerry has shifted from its classic cellphone focus toward securing a connected world — all end points , from cars to smartphones. BlackBerry expects to realize approximately $160 million in GAAP revenue from the acquisition of Good Technology in the first year, including the impact of an expected write-down of certain deferred revenue of Good.
Specialty: Endpoint security.


7. Brainstorm

brainstorm2015 Milestone: Raised $6.4 million in Series A funding.
HQ: Salt Lake City, Utah.
Focus: The Microsoft partner, focused on change management, raised $6.4 million in Series A funding and launched the BrainStorm Partner Program information.
Key Executives: Eric Farr and John Wade, principals.
Specialty: End-user training.


8. Buffalo Computer Help (a.k.a. Globalquest)

Aaron Fox

CEO Aaron Fox

2015 Milestone: Acquired Globalquest Solutions, a 14-year-old IT services provider.
HQ: Buffalo, New York.
Focus: Buffalo’s team has over 25 years experience in helping businesses large and small leverage practical and innovative IT solutions. The company focuses on learning each customers’ unique needs, and then delivering the most appropriate IT and data solutions.
Employees: 1-19.
Specialty: IT Service Provider.


9. Business Complete Solutions

bcs2015 Milestone: Acquired StarPoint Advantage.
HQ: San Diego, California.
Focus: Business Complete Solutions (BCS) is an office equipment reseller in the San Diego area. Neighboring StarPoint Advantage is an MSP. The duo confirmed BCS’s buyout of StarPoint in December 2015.
Specialty: IT service provider.


10. Carbonite

Mohamad Ali

President and CEO Mohamad S. Ali

2015 Milestone: Acquired EVault for midmarket business continuity push.
HQ: Boston, Massachusetts.
Focus: Carbonite is pushing beyond its consumer-centric cloud backup service and building a channel ecosystem to reach small and midsize businesses. Several major executive and channel team hires could fuel that effort.
Specialty: Cloud services provider.

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