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


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 laurie.condon@ubm.com.

Related: See how 3 Next-Gen VARs Mastered Mobility

Company
URL
Location
Top Executive
Agile IT
agileit.com
San Diego
John Gilham, Founder & CEO
Allied Technology Group
alliedtechgroup.com
Little Rock, Ark.
Matthew Humphries, Managing Partner
Ardham Technologies
ardham.com
Albuquerque, N.M.
Brian Swainston, President & CEO
Atlantic Metro Communications
atlanticmetro.net
Montclair, N.J.
Matthew Lombardi, CEO
Blue Chip Consulting Group
bluechip-llc.com
Independence, Ohio
James Filicko, Managing Partner & Founder
Blue Range Technology
bluerangetechnology.com
Morrisville, N.C.
Jeff McFarlane, President
Blue River IT
blueriverit.com
Virginia Beach, Va.
David McLaughlin, Owner
Boyer Technologies
boyertech.com
Indianapolis
Terry Boyer, CEO
Bravura Networks
bravuranetworks.com
San Diego
Michael Kaiser, CEO & Principal
BrightPlanIT
brightplanit.com
Buffalo, N.Y.
Skip Gould, President & CEO
Broadview Networks
broadviewnetworks.ca
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Michael Orloff, President & Owner
CATS Technology Solutions Group
catstechnology.com
East Brunswick, N.J.
Darrin Gonchar, President
Ceryx
ceryx.com
Toronto
Gus Harsfai, President & CEO
ColdCypress
coldcypress.com
Bridgeville, Pa.
Suzanne Previte, Owner
Computer Solutions East
computersolutionseast.com
New Rochelle, N.Y.
Daniel Hiremath, General Manager
Datotel
datotel.com
St. Louis
David Brown, President
eFrame
goeframe.com
Omaha, Neb.
James Folsom, President
Emineo Group
emineogroup.com
Waverly, Neb.
Randy Barger, Owner
E-Ternity Business Continuity Consultants
e-ternity.ca
Mississauga, Ontario
Greg Onoprijenko, Managing Director
F3 Technology Partners
f3partners.com
West Hartford, Conn.
Donald Bogrette, Owner
F1
f1computersolutions.com
Warrenton, Va.
Mary Lieb, President
Five Nines Technology Group
gonines.com
Lincoln, Neb.
Nick Bock, CEO & Co-Founder
independenceIT
independenceit.com
Allentown, Pa.
Tony Whitton, CEO
Indigo IT
indigoit.com
Reston, Va.
Denise Garcia Van Wyngaardt, Managing Member
Infinit Consulting
infinitconsulting.com
San Jose, Calif.
Audrey Olsen, Founder & Principal
Infinity Technology Solutions
ibsfl.com
Tampa, Fla.
Terry Hedden, CEO
Infracore
infracore.net
San Diego
Chris Eakin, Principal
INTRUST GROUP
intrustgroup.com
Cincinnati
Tim Rettig, President
IT Authorities
itauthorities.com
Tampa, Fla.
Jason Caras & Jason Pollner, Co-CEOs
ITIQ Solutions
itiqsolutions.com
Murrieta, Calif.
Jon Dessel, President & CEO
iTMethods
itmethods.com
Toronto
Paul Goldman, Founder & CEO
Janalent
janalent.com
Las Vegas
Anne Chahal, CEO
Jolera
jolera.com
Toronto
Alex Shan, CEO
K & R Network Solutions
krns-inc.com
San Diego
Jeremy Kurth, CEO
Kazmarek Technology Solutions
kazmarek.com
San Diego
Danny Kazmarek, Principal
LANStatus
lanstatus.com
Trumbull, Conn.
Brian Diamond, CEO
Marathon Consulting
marathonconsulting.com
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Bill Stucklen, President
Mirazon Group
mirazon.com
Louisville, Ky.
Karen Albers, John Ross, Barry Martin & Craig Stein, Partners
Mytech Partners
mytechpartners.net
Minneapolis
Lyf Wildenberg, Co-Founder & President
N'compass Solutions
ncompass-inc.com
Minneapolis
Gerald Hansen, Co-Founder & CEO
Net Cyclops (NCI)
nci.ca
Mississauga, Ontario
Dan Timmins, CEO
NetServe365
netserve365.com
Pittsburgh
Jake Mitchell, Owner & CEO
Network Doctor
networkdr.net
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Paul Hilbert, Partner
New Signature
newsignature.com
Washington, D.C.
Christopher Hertz, CEO
Ngenx
ngenx.com
Evansville, Ind.
Robert Bye, President
Ntiva
ntiva.com
McLean, Va.
Steven Freidkin, President
Palmetto Technology Group (PTG)
palmettotg.com
Anderson, S.C.
Reed Wilson, Owner
Precision IT Group
precisionitgroup.com
New York
David D'Arcy, President & Owner
Providyn
providyn.com
Atlanta
Hamish Davidson, Co-Founder & President, Operations
Saratoga Technologies
saratogaus.com
Johnson City, Tenn.
David Temple, President
SecurElement
securelement.com
Malvern, Pa.
Patrick Baird, President & CEO
Spirinet
spirinet.com
Framingham, Mass.
Alexandric Ho, Owner
TBL Networks
theblinkylight.com
Glen Allen, Va.
Alan Sears, President & CEO
The Lanair Group
lanairgroup.com
Los Angeles
Wayne Forester, CEO
Third Octet
thirdoctet.com
Mississauga, Ontario
Marc Toste, Director of Sales & Co-Founder
Third Wave Technology Services
thirdwaveit.com
El Segundo, Calif.
David Wroan, CEO
Three Wire
threewiresys.com
Vienna, Va.
Dan Frank, Owner
Transformyx
transformyx.com
Baton Rouge, La.
Claude Bethea, CEO
UltraLevel
ultralevel.com
Detroit
Michael Butz, President
Uncommon Solutions
uncommonsolutions.com
Greenwood Village, Colo.
Brad Leiby, CEO
V&C Solutions
vncsolutions.com
San Jose, Calif.
Brandon Christensen, CEO & Founder
ValorIT
valorit.com
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Simer Mayo, President
Worksighted
worksighted.com
Holland, Mich.
Mat Nguyen, President
Xceptional Networks
xceptionalnetworks.com
San Diego
Chris McKewon, CEO & President
Xylotek Solutions
xylotek.ca
Kitchener, Ontario
Doug Grosfield, CEO