Curvature CEO On Helping Aggressive Partners, Interest Among 'Disruptive' Vendors And Future Of White Box


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An Independent Juggernaut Emerges

Six months since completing a pivotal merger in January with fellow infrastructure solution provider Systems Maintenance Services (SMS), third-party maintenance powerhouse Curvature sees itself as a potential go-to partner for aggressive channel players and forward-thinking vendors looking to disrupt the market.

Known as SMS | Curvature prior to a global rebranding it revealed Monday, Curvature – No. 85 on the CRN Solution Provider 500 – has emerged in 2017 as a $550 million heavyweight that provides support services, hardware replacement and data center lifecycle management - all within one contract. The Santa Barbara, Calif.-based company also boasts a broad global footprint, with more than 2,200 employees, 15,000 strategic partnerships and a support network that features over 100 staffed service centers.

As Curvature seeks to build on its momentum under the new brand, CEO John Wozniak discussed his company's unique position in the market - underscored by its diverse portfolio of offerings - and where he sees the IT industry trending for vendors and solution providers.

Click through to read an edited excerpt from Wozniak's conversation with CRN.



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