Top 20 Fast Growth VARs

Growth Was In the Cards

Posting revenue growth of any sort is a big achievement in a recession. The following companies grew -- but did so at a phenomenal rate. Here are the top 20 companies ranked by revenue growth starting at #20, with more than 120 percent growth between 2007 and 2009.

Novacoast, #20

President & CEO Paul Anderson

Two-year growth rate: 122.22 percent

Novacoast is an IT Professional Services and Product Development company that offers customers its technological expertise, so they can make informed decisions and avoid costly IT mistakes. Novacoast combines the customers' experiences with its staff's technical knowledge to rapidly deploy customized, fixed-cost solutions.

Netarx, #19

CEO Duane Tursi

Two-year growth rate: 124.85 percent

Netarx was founded in 1996 as a network security company. Today, the company also provides wide area networking along with many other network services. Netarx helps customers transform and accelerate their business through collaboration and data center technologies. It recently was designated one of "Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" for the sixth consecutive year by the Michigan Business & Professional Association.

Vision Technologies, #18

President & CEO John Shetrone

Two-year growth rate: 136.56 percent

Founded in 2000, Vision Technologies is a professional IT services company that provides solutions for commercial and federal environments. Service offerings range from on-site IT support to IP Convergence Technologies in Security and AV, to the design and installation of low-voltage voice and data cabling systems.

BlueWater Communications Group, #17

CEO Robert Cagnazzi

Two-year growth rate: 137.5 percent

Last year's #1 company saw impressive growth this year. BlueWater was founded in May 2006 to fill a niche overlooked in the market place: the development of unified communications solutions, based upon objective business metrics such as return on investment, lower total cost of ownership and increased productivity. These solutions are delivered via a life cycle services model.

Check out CRN Community's Fast Growth Group for Bob Cagnazzi's blog, starting the week of Oct. 4.

Bird Rock Systems, #16

General Manager Jim Matteo

Two-year growth rate: 139.48 percent

Since 2003, Bird Rock Systems has built a solutions business centering around enterprise business, Fortune 500, academic, and government organizations. Its customers include Kyocera International, Lockheed Martin, Peregrine Semiconductor, and the San Diego Super Computer Center. Bird Rock's expertise is in deploying the latest network switching, routing, traffic management, WAN acceleration, wireless and storage area networking solutions.

ASI System Integration, #15

Chairman & CEO Sonny Chabra

Two-year growth rate: 148.23 percent

Founded in 2005, ASI focuses on providing IT solutions built on innovation, expertise, independence and flexibility. ASI certifications include the ITIL Service Framework, MCSE, CCIE, CISSP and PMI, among others. Fast growth is not new to Chabra: In 1992, well before forming ASI, Chabra bought AMC Computers; after six months under his leadership, he increased the company's revenue by more than 100 percent.

Carahsoft Technology, #14

President Craig Abod

Two-year growth rate: 155.89 percent

Carahsoft combines technological expertise with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process to help federal, state and local government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. Its partners include Symantec, Storage Solutions, VMware, Adobe, Open Source, HR, HP Software, Intelligence, and SAP.

Five Nines Technology Group, #13

CEO & Co-founder Nick Bock

CIO & Co-founder James Bowen

Two-year growth rate: 157.41 percent

Five Nines focuses on delivering a consulting-led methodology to provide more than simple answers to IT problems. Its approach offers solutions from situations including challenges with end-user devices, to developing a plan for outsourcing support to managing day-to-day security.

VMD Systems Integrators, #12

CEO Deepti Malhotra

Two-year growth rate: 168.99 percent

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Vienna, Va., VMD is an IT services company focused on enterprise security, software development, and infrastructure support for the Federal government. VMD is a small, woman-owned firm that has been certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration in the 8(a) program.

Datatech Enterprises (dba Acolyst), #11

CEO & President Ellie Nazemoff

Two-year growth rate: 172.32 percent

Acolyst is a 8(a), woman-owned small business that has delivered quality technology solutions to government agencies for the past 20 years. Acolyst delivers solutions that leverage customer investment to its greatest value -- first optimizing assets already in place, and then introducing new technologies and processes that meet customer needs and streamline business processes. Its experienced business and technical analysts have extensive Project and Program Management experience, including PMI or equivalent certifications.

Technology Support, #10

CEO & founder Jack Brandt

Two-year growth rate: 179.48 percent

Technology Support has technical expertise in infrastructure, voice and data systems. Founded in 1994, it provides system installation and integration services, and manages complete information systems for business in a variety of industries. Technology Support's partners include Microsoft, Citrix, Cisco, Dell, HP, Altigen, Panasonic and others.

Model Metrics, #9

Founder & CEO Adam Caplan

Two-year growth rate: 207.5 percent

Model Metrics concentrates on bringing cloud computing technologies to the enterprise. Its mantra is that workplace applications should be as easy to use as Facebook or It has partnerships with cloud computing leaders including, Amazon Web Services, Google, Adobe and Apple.

Clearpath Solutions Group, #8

President Gary Vaughan

Two-year growth rate: 213.33 percent

Clearpath provides clients ’Infrastructure-as-a-Service,’ with on-demand hosting solutions that offer a trusted ’network cloud’ of computing infrastructure, and a 99.999 percent availability guarantee. Its vendor partners include VMware, EMC and Cisco. Clearpath uses its own combination of datacenters, enterprise class infrastructure and network connectivity to host elements of customers' IT infrastructure as an on-demand computing layer.

HTC Global, #7

President and CEO Madhava Reddy

Two-year growth rate: 215.34 percent

HTC provides IT Solutions and Business Process Outsourcing services, focusing on outsourcing and off-shoring. Its onsite-offshore delivery model provides customers significant cost savings. A certified Minority Business Enterprise, HTC is one of the 50 fastest growing Asian American companies in the U.S. and was recently awarded the 50 Fastest Growing Asian American Businesses Award presented by the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce.

Bedrock Technology Partners, #6

CEO Dean Cappellazzo

Two-year growth rate: 371.03 percent

Bedrock is a Certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise. It offers a suite of architecture services to help customers evolve their technology environments. Bedrock provides assessments, working with customers' existing tools as well as introducing new ones to identify recurring troublespots and then putting resolutions in place. Storage, servers, networks and virtualization are among its key areas of focus.

Nova Datacom, #5

CEO Min Cho

Two-year growth rate: 494.01 percent

Founded in 2004, Nova Datacom is a SBA Certified 8(a), SDB, Minority Woman owned solution provider focused on serving the needs of the public and private sectors. Nova Datacom’s approach to Mission Assurance Solutions is built on two requirements: Operational Planning and Technology Footprint. In addition, Cho is one of CRN's Women of the Channel. The company's corporate citizenship centers around two priorities: helping the nation’s wounded heroes and their families, and promoting product reuse and ethical recycling.

Check out CRN Community's Fast Growth Group for Min Cho's blog, starting the week of Oct. 4

Fedstore, #4

Director of Operations Chuck Spence

Two-year growth rate: 652.17 percent

Established in September 2001, FedStore is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. FedStore works closely with Civilian, Defense and Intelligence Agencies to ensure that technology investments support organizational mission. It also works in the SMB and Fortune 500 commercial markets in implementing new technology on a smaller scale and provides outsourcing to supplement downsizing in support staff.

Genesis Networks, #3

Founder & CEO James Goodman

Two-year growth rate: 663.16 percent

Goodman has served as CEO of Genesis Networks since he founded the company in 2001. Since that time, Genesis Networks has increased its revenue more than 17,000 times and now employs more than 700 employees in subsidiaries and offices worldwide. The company has expanded from its beginnings in software services to become a major provider of network, IT and supply chain solutions to the communications industry.

Varrow, #2

Co-Founder & CEO Dan Weiss

Co-founder & CTO Jeremiah Cook

Two-year growth rate: 875.63 percent

More than two years ago, Weiss Consulting Group merged with Cook Consulting Services, to form Varrow, an IT consulting organization with resources in Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh and Columbia, SC. The Varrow Vanguard Method draws from project management, ITIL, Six Sigma and Rapid Deployment techniques to save customers time and money in deploying an IT solution.

Microtech, #1

CEO Tony Jimenez

Two-year growth rate: 1,399.18 percent

MicroTech has grown in revenue more than 4,000 percent since its birth in 2004. MicroTech specializes in computing environments and manages more than half a million technology users daily. With 20-plus contract vehicles, MicroTech offers access to 300,000 tech products and services across the government. Check out CRN Community's Fast Growth Group for Tony Jimenez's blog, starting the week of Oct. 4.

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