Channel Up-And-Comers: CRN's Next-Gen 250

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CRN's Next-Gen 250

CRN has been in existence for almost 30 years, covering the evolution of the IT industry and channel and the players who make it all happen. This year, we are also turning our focus to the next generation of the channel -- what we call the Next-Gen 250.

All of the companies on our list have only been in business since 2000. Some have transformed their business to meet the demands of a changing market. Others didn't have the baggage of transitioning from hardware to services to recurring revenue and have been able to build a business on an entirely new model and leverage new technology platforms.

The channel is constantly evolving as existing models are being tested and new ones are created. This Next-Gen 250 list is a snapshot of solution providers who are zeroing in on lucrative and emerging technologies, among them cloud computing, mobility, virtualization, unified communications, business analytics and business intelligence.

A portion of the list is published here and focuses on those companies specializing in cloud, virtualization and mobility solutions. Others on the full Next-Gen 250 list offer one of those technologies or other emerging services. That list, including the certifications and verticals these solution providers serve, is available for purchase by sending an e-mail to

Related: See how 3 Next-Gen VARs Mastered Mobility

Top Executive
Agile IT
San Diego
John Gilham, Founder & CEO
Allied Technology Group
Little Rock, Ark.
Matthew Humphries, Managing Partner
Ardham Technologies
Albuquerque, N.M.
Brian Swainston, President & CEO
Atlantic Metro Communications
Montclair, N.J.
Matthew Lombardi, CEO
Blue Chip Consulting Group
Independence, Ohio
James Filicko, Managing Partner & Founder
Blue Range Technology
Morrisville, N.C.
Jeff McFarlane, President
Blue River IT
Virginia Beach, Va.
David McLaughlin, Owner
Boyer Technologies
Terry Boyer, CEO
Bravura Networks
San Diego
Michael Kaiser, CEO & Principal
Buffalo, N.Y.
Skip Gould, President & CEO
Broadview Networks
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Michael Orloff, President & Owner
CATS Technology Solutions Group
East Brunswick, N.J.
Darrin Gonchar, President
Gus Harsfai, President & CEO
Bridgeville, Pa.
Suzanne Previte, Owner
Computer Solutions East
New Rochelle, N.Y.
Daniel Hiremath, General Manager
St. Louis
David Brown, President
Omaha, Neb.
James Folsom, President
Emineo Group
Waverly, Neb.
Randy Barger, Owner
E-Ternity Business Continuity Consultants
Mississauga, Ontario
Greg Onoprijenko, Managing Director
F3 Technology Partners
West Hartford, Conn.
Donald Bogrette, Owner
Warrenton, Va.
Mary Lieb, President
Five Nines Technology Group
Lincoln, Neb.
Nick Bock, CEO & Co-Founder
Allentown, Pa.
Tony Whitton, CEO
Indigo IT
Reston, Va.
Denise Garcia Van Wyngaardt, Managing Member
Infinit Consulting
San Jose, Calif.
Audrey Olsen, Founder & Principal
Infinity Technology Solutions
Tampa, Fla.
Terry Hedden, CEO
San Diego
Chris Eakin, Principal
Tim Rettig, President
IT Authorities
Tampa, Fla.
Jason Caras & Jason Pollner, Co-CEOs
ITIQ Solutions
Murrieta, Calif.
Jon Dessel, President & CEO
Paul Goldman, Founder & CEO
Las Vegas
Anne Chahal, CEO
Alex Shan, CEO
K & R Network Solutions
San Diego
Jeremy Kurth, CEO
Kazmarek Technology Solutions
San Diego
Danny Kazmarek, Principal
Trumbull, Conn.
Brian Diamond, CEO
Marathon Consulting
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Bill Stucklen, President
Mirazon Group
Louisville, Ky.
Karen Albers, John Ross, Barry Martin & Craig Stein, Partners
Mytech Partners
Lyf Wildenberg, Co-Founder & President
N'compass Solutions
Gerald Hansen, Co-Founder & CEO
Net Cyclops (NCI)
Mississauga, Ontario
Dan Timmins, CEO
Jake Mitchell, Owner & CEO
Network Doctor
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Paul Hilbert, Partner
New Signature
Washington, D.C.
Christopher Hertz, CEO
Evansville, Ind.
Robert Bye, President
McLean, Va.
Steven Freidkin, President
Palmetto Technology Group (PTG)
Anderson, S.C.
Reed Wilson, Owner
Precision IT Group
New York
David D'Arcy, President & Owner
Hamish Davidson, Co-Founder & President, Operations
Saratoga Technologies
Johnson City, Tenn.
David Temple, President
Malvern, Pa.
Patrick Baird, President & CEO
Framingham, Mass.
Alexandric Ho, Owner
TBL Networks
Glen Allen, Va.
Alan Sears, President & CEO
The Lanair Group
Los Angeles
Wayne Forester, CEO
Third Octet
Mississauga, Ontario
Marc Toste, Director of Sales & Co-Founder
Third Wave Technology Services
El Segundo, Calif.
David Wroan, CEO
Three Wire
Vienna, Va.
Dan Frank, Owner
Baton Rouge, La.
Claude Bethea, CEO
Michael Butz, President
Uncommon Solutions
Greenwood Village, Colo.
Brad Leiby, CEO
V&C Solutions
San Jose, Calif.
Brandon Christensen, CEO & Founder
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Simer Mayo, President
Holland, Mich.
Mat Nguyen, President
Xceptional Networks
San Diego
Chris McKewon, CEO & President
Xylotek Solutions
Kitchener, Ontario
Doug Grosfield, CEO

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