2017 Solution Provider 500: The Top 100
2017 Solution Provider 500
Rapid changes in the are reflected in the 2017 edition of the Solution Provider 500, CRN's annual ranking of the largest solution providers by revenue in North America.
Collectively the companies that make up the 2017 Solution Provider 500 generated more than $318.8 billion in revenue in 2016.
Here we present the top 100 solution provider companies landing on the 2017 Solution Provider 500.
2016 Rank: 96
Top Executive: Daniel Adamany, President & CEO
The Chicago-based consulting specialist helps enterprises transform how and where they run applications and infrastructure. AHEAD creates tailor-made cloud solutions while providing implementation and ongoing manages services. The company owns AHEAD Lab where customers and engineers receive hands-on experience testing new technologies.
99. Infinite Computer Solutions
2016 Rank: 94
Top Executive: Amit Srivastav, President, IT Services
Location: Rockville, Md.
Infinite Computer Solutions provides mobility and business process solutions as well as product engineering services. The company focuses on the healthcare, financial, telecommunications and media industry, specifically targeting Fortune 1000 companies.
98. Rolta Advizex Technologies
2016 Rank: 91
Top Executive: C.R. Howdyshell, President
Location: Independence, Ohio
Rolta Advizex Technologies was named VMware's 2016 Global Professional Services Program Partner of the Year. The 41-year-old solution provider is a top certified channel partner for the likes of EMC, VMware, HPE and Symantec, with over 2,500 customers across North America.
97. Bell Integrator
2016 Rank: 98
Top Executive: Andrey Korobitsyn, CEO
Location: San Jose, Calif.
Global consulting and technology services solution provider Bell Integrator specializes in IT Helpdesk, IT Staffing Services, Managed Security, Network Operations Center, Patch Management, Software License Management and Telco Services. In May, the San Jose, Calif.-based company launched Bell.One, a global marketplace featuring services such as augmented reality, IoT and big data for accelerating digital monetization.
2016 Rank: 105
Top Executive: Robb Allen, CEO & Founder
Location: Jersey City, N.J.
Datapipe offers a complete hosting solution complemented by partnerships with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. In August, the solution provider acquired one of the United Kingdom's fastest-growing MSPs, Adapt. The purchase beefed up Datapipe's overseas capabilities, skill sets and talent around cloud services.
95. Scalar Decisions
2016 Rank: 112
Top Executive: Paul Kerr, President & CEO
The Toronto-based solution provider has significant expertise in IT infrastructure, cloud computing and security. Scalar Decisions provides solutions and services to clients in the media and entertainment industry. The company recently launched a new cloud-based Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution allowing customers to copy backups of their data to AWS or Microsoft Azure data centers that can be restored in case of an attack.
2016 Rank: 103
Top Executive: Jeff Gau, CEO
Location: Saint Cloud, Minn.
St. Cloud, Minn.-based IT services company Marco boosted its managed IT capabilities by acquiring Infinity Technology in late 2016. Infinity was the 15th acquisition Marco completed within the past four years. Marco specializes in IT Helpdesk, Lifecycle/Asset Management, Managed Security and VoIP, Software License Management and Mobile Device Management.
93. Groupware Technology
2016 Rank: 76
Top Executive: Mike Thompson, CEO
Location: Campbell, Calif.
Groupware Technology focuses on data center infrastructure and cloud computing solutions, as well as rack integration. It also offers an array of project-based services, including system assessment, design, testing and migration, as well as 24/7 IT support services. Earlier this year, the company hired industry veteran Steve Rogers as its new VP of solutions and alliances.
92. OneNeck IT Solutions
2016 Rank: 88
Top Executive: Terry Swanson, President & CEO
Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based solution provider specializes in hybrid IT solutions that include cloud and hosting solutions, managed services, ERP application management, IT hardware and professional services. OneNeck recently hired marketing veteran Corey Livingston as VP of Marketing, tasked with spearheading the company's marketing strategy and campaign activation.
91. RoundTower Technologies
2016 Rank: 158
Top Executive: Stephen West, Mass.naging Partner
RoundTower Technologies provides end-to end data center solutions and an array of services, including storage, routing, virtualization, monitoring and automation. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based company, which partners with vendors like AWS, Aurba Networks, Cisco and Dell, also offers enterprise IT security services.
90. Masergy Communications
2016 Rank: N/R
Top Executive: Chris MacFarland, CEO
Location: Plano, Texas
Masergy Communications offers software-defined solutions for three key areas – hybrid networking, such as network function virtualization and managed SD-WAN; managed security, like unified enterprise security; and cloud communications services. The Plano, Tex.-based company said it owns and operates the largest independent Software Defined Platform in the world.
2016 Rank: 90
Top Executive: Doug Hall, CEO
Location: Richmond, Va.
Whitlock offers enterprise management and strategy services for customers. The company's target vertical markets include the energy, financial, government, and healthcare sectors, to name a few. Whitlock also offers an array of virtual solutions for meeting rooms, including V-Concert, a cloud-based suite of video collaboration and management services.
88. Ergonomic Group (EGI)
2016 Rank: 86
Top Executive: Kim Girards, President
Location: Westbury, N.Y.
The Ergonomic Group offers solutions spanning the desktop to the data center – including storage, security, mobility and networking services – to help companies with logistics, professional services and workflow management. The company, which partners with vendors like Cisco and Dell, also has a customer interaction center where clients can explore and test potential solutions for their businesses.
87. Long View Systems
2016 Rank: 85
Top Executive: Don Bialik, CEO & Founder
Long View Systems specializes in hybrid IT solutions – including cloud, IT infrastructure, managed services and end user support – for customers. The company partners with Cisco, Dell, Microsoft and HPE, and also offers managed services, including full operational support on subscribed devices, IT management and monitoring services.
85. SMS | CURVATURE
2016 Rank: 84
Top Executive: John Wozniak, CEO
Location: Santa Barbara, Calif.
Systems Maintenance Services pairs with vendors like Dell, Intel and Oracle to offer solutions in the healthcare, retail and financial industries. The company offers data center migration, strategic sourcing, and deployment services. In January, SMS entered into a merger deal with Curvature to form SMS | Curvature.
2016 Rank: N/R
Top Executive: Mike Sheldon, President & CEO
Location: Santa Barbara, Calif.
Curvature offers network equipment solutions for the data center, VoIP, virtualization and advanced technical services, as well as managed services for network monitoring. Curvature pairs up with vendors like Juniper, Dell, Brocade and Cisco to offer networking products. In January, Curvature entered into a merger deal with Systems Maintenance Services (SMS) to form SMS | Curvature.
84. Broadview Networks
2016 Rank: 87
Top Executive: Michael Robinson, President & CEO
Location: Rye Brook, N.Y.
Rye Brook, N.Y.-based Broadview Networks offers cloud-based communications services for the healthcare, financial services, education and retail markets. The company recently invested in its channel presence across the U.S. by hiring new channel managers and expanding its involvement with master agents.
83. Denali Advanced Integration
2016 Rank: 92
Top Executive: Majdi Daher, CEO & Founder
Location: Redmond, Wash.
Denali Advanced Integration specializes in enterprise mobile solutions such as mobile device management, data center solution design and configuration, managed services and global services in an array of vertical markets, including healthcare, retail and education. The Redmond, Wash.-based company partners with vendors like Cisco, Zebra, Intel, Apple and HPE.
2016 Rank: 82
Top Executive: Andy Jones, CEO
MCPc provides solutions including technology logistics, security and workspace transformation. One area of specialty is in management services for endpoint devices, such as securing, selecting, deploying, maintaining and retiring endpoint devices. MCPc serves a variety of industries including healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and education.
81. Computer Design & Integration (CDI)
2016 Rank: 83
Top Executive: Trish Bakker, CEO
Location: Teterboro, N.J.
Computer Design & Integration is a specialist in hybrid IT solutions, with services for architecting, deploying and managing solutions for traditional IT, public, private and hybrid clouds. In May, CDI announced that it has achieved the AWS Advanced Tier Consulting Partner status in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network.
2016 Rank: 89
Top Executive: Chad Carlson, President & CEO
Location: Greenwood Village, Colo.
StarTek offers business process outsourcing services focused on customer engagement -- including engagement over the phone, online and in person. StarTek's offerings include technical support solutions ranging from from basic troubleshooting to advanced technical support. Over the past year the company has been hiring significant numbers of employees for its engagement centers in locations including Colorado, South Carolina and Ohio.
79. NWN Corporation
2016 Rank: 68
Top Executive: Skip Tappen, President & CEO
Location: Waltham, Mass.
NWN designs and delivers solutions for data center, networking, unified communications, collaboration and end-user computing. The firm also offers security solutions, along with custom applications. In November, NWN announced that it had acquired Collabramind LLC, a highly respected Cisco contact center specialist.
2016 Rank: 77
Top Executive: Peter Aquino, President & CEO
Internap is a provider of Internet infrastructure with high performance, leveraging a hybrid model and a broad network of data centers. The company offers solutions for co-location, cloud (virtual and physical), bare metal and network services. In September, Internap announced the debut of CloudOption, a high-speed connection for directly accessing Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
2016 Rank: 72
Top Executive: Paul Dillahay, CEO
Location: Reston, Va.
NCI provides IT solutions to defense, intelligence, health and civilian agencies in the U.S. government, with a focus on areas including agile development and integration, cybersecurity, data analytics and infrastructure optimization. In October, NCI announced Paul Dillahay, formerly of CACI International, as its new president and CEO.
76. Computer Task Group (CTG)
2016 Rank: 65
Top Executive: Cliff Bleustein, President & CEO
Location: Buffalo, N.Y.
CTG is an IT solutions and services provider that in May consolidated a number of its services into a comprehensive solution called Application Advantage. The solution brings together enterprise application services such as assessment and roadmap, application management and help desk. Last July, the company's board appointed Arthur "Bud" Crumlish, a longtime CTG executive, as its new president and CEO.
75. Technology Integration Group (TIG)
2016 Rank: 70
Top Executive: Bruce Geier, President & CEO
Location: San Diego
Technology Integration Group is a systems integrator with 24 branch locations serving customers in enterprise, SMB and education, as well as government agencies. The company's solutions include software and hardware procurement, strategic planning, data center optimization, cloud computing and IT asset management.
74. Strategic Products and Services (SPS)
2016 Rank: 80
Top Executive: Edward Nalbandian, CEO
Location: Parsippany, N.J.
SPS is a systems integrator and managed services provider focused on the areas of communications, networking and collaboration. The firm specializes in communication systems such as telephony, video and mobility. In April, SPS announced executive appointments including the promotion of Ed Nalbandian, a former Avaya executive, to CEO from his previous position as chief operating officer.
73. Force 3
2016 Rank: 78
Top Executive: Mike Greaney, CEO
Location: Crofton, Md.
More than a year ago, this solution provider that does most of its business with the federal government was acquired by Sirius Computer Solutions. As a Sirius subsidiary, Force 3, based in Crofton, Md., continues leveraging its engineering capabilities to build a practice around software-defined networking, secure collaboration, secure wireless and secure data center solutions.
2016 Rank: 124
Top Executive: Jerry Kent, Chairman & CEO
Location: St. Louis
Cloud and managed services provider TierPoint has greatly increased its footprint over the last two years by scooping up data center assets, with acquisitions from companies like Windstream and Cosentry. In October, it forged a relationship with Amazon Web Services through which it began offering partners and customers dedicated network connectivity to the leading public cloud provider.
2016 Rank: 62
Top Executive: Sudarshan Venkatraman, CEO
Location: Edison, N.J.
This solution provider specializes in cloud migrations and cloud enablement solutions. The company offers industry aligned expertise in implementing enterprise platforms like Microsoft's SharePoint and Dynamics. ZSL's SmartPrise Cloud Manager is a centralized console that integrates tools from leading vendors for managing applications, storage and disaster recovery operations across public and private cloud providers.
2016 Rank: 69
Top Executive: Rick Cantu, President & CEO
Location: Redmond, Wash.
Redapt focuses on integrating cutting-edge technologies for enterprise clients undergoing digital transformation. Redapt offers integrated reference architectures across multiple platforms, from Kubernetes to OpenStack to VMware. The systems integrator is a leading implementer of application container technology, working with Docker and several other emerging container-tech startups.
69. ThunderCat Technology
2016 Rank: 66
Top Executive: Thomas Deierlein, CEO
Location: Reston, Va.
The systems integrator based in Reston, Va. offers data center solutions across storage, networking, security and applications through partnerships with best-of-breed manufacturers. ThunderCat consults both large enterprises and the federal government, including defense and intelligence agencies. The company takes its name from its founder and CEO's call-sign during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
68. Lasalle Solutions
2016 Rank: 74
Top Executive: Steven Robb, President
Location: Rosemont, Ill.
LaSalle helps enterprises manage the lifecycle of their physical assets, including keeping maintenance contracts up to date, records in sync, tracking equipment leases and disposal. The company offers LAMP, a toolset that aggregates management of IT infrastructure across locations and organizations that integrates with existing infrastructure.
67. Sterling Computers
2016 Rank: 73
Top Executive: Jean Moore, CEO
Location: Dakota Dunes, SD
This South Dakota-based solutions provider focuses on simplifying the IT experience for government agencies and educational institutions by providing a single point of contact across solutions architecture and technology adoption. The company develops SmartXD, a platform that allows applications and data to be integrated across IT environments. Sterling partners with enterprise giants like Dell, HPE, IBM and Oracle.
66. Digital Intelligence Systems (DISYS)
2016 Rank: 63
Top Executive: Mahfuz Ahmed, CEO
Location: McLean, Va.
One of the country's largest IT staffing companies, DISYS, offers enterprises around the world looking to modernize their infrastructure and better leverage technology an army of trained IT professionals with subject matter expertise. The firm has a research and development division and offers technical support services. DISYS has partnerships with major enterprise technology vendors including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, SAP and Oracle.
2016 Rank: 71
Top Executive: Tom Ray, President & CEO
Headquartered in Denver, CoreSite operates 17 data centers in eight US cities that offer colocation services to business customers with a wide variety of capacity requirements. Customers can lease equipment ranging from small racks to entire data centers. Those facilities come with dense connectivity to network providers, onramps to public cloud providers and CoreSite's Any2Exchange Internet peering exchange.
64. Quality Technology Services (QTS)
2016 Rank: N/R
Top Executive: Chad Williams, Chairman & CEO
Location: Overland Park, Kan.
Data center services provider QTS offers co-location, cloud and managed services and connectivity through its worldwide network of 13 owned and eight leased or partner data centers. The Overland Park, Kansas-based provider in 2017 achieved Advanced Consulting Partner status with cloud giant AWS.
2016 Rank: 67
Top Executive: Harry Zarek, President
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
Canadian solution provider Compugen offers a variety of managed services, including IT support, and hardware and software management. The company also offers cloud, security, and communication and collaboration solutions. Compugen is a top partner to several large IT vendors, including Cisco and HP. The company was named Citrix's partner of the year for 2016, and received NetApp's Top Growth Partner Award for 2016.
62. Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
2016 Rank: 81
Top Executive: Maurice B. Tose, President & CEO
Location: Annapolis, Md.
Telecommunications equipment provider Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs and develops produces products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions and network operation centers. The company has landed more than eight multi-million dollar government contracts for new orders during 2017 so far.
61. Carousel Industries
2016 Rank: 64
Top Executive: Jeff Gardner, CEO
Location: Exeter, R.I.
One of the largest privately-held IT services firm located in Rhode Island, Carousel Industries specializes in IT consulting, management and integration services. Carousel in 2016 acquired fellow RI-based solution provider Atrion for its successful Cisco Practice and managed services focus. Combined, Carousel now has annual revenues topping $525 million and more than 1,400 employees in 27 locations nationwide.
2016 Rank: 97
Top Executive: Fred D'Alessandro, President & CEO
Location: Kenilworth, N.J.
Diversified is a managed network provider and integrator of digital communication solutions based in Kenilworth, N.J. The company specializes in the use of audiovisual technology for professional broadcast purposes, corporate communications, and digital signage networks. In 2017, Diversified added a consulting services arm, its Business Consulting Group, that pairs IT specialists partner with business customers.
59. Continental Resources (ConRes)
2016 Rank: 59
Top Executive: Mary Nardella, CEO
Location: Bedford, Mass.
ConRes is a Bedford, Mass.-based company that was founded in 1962. The company provides test equipment, IT products, and professional services and support to business, education, and government customers through its partnerships with large IT vendors, including Cisco, DELL/EMC, HPE, IBM, and Vmware.
58. Meridian Group International
2016 Rank: 56
Top Executive: Brad Ihlenfeld, CEO, CFO
Location: Deerfield, Ill.
Global technology and financial solutions provider Meridian Group International is a nearly 40-year old provider that is based in Deerfield, Ill. Meridian Group International specializes in equipment leasing, cloud, and call center, communication and collaboration solutions, as well as mobility, security and data management.
2016 Rank: 61
Top Executive: Jeff Davis, President & CEO
Location: St. Louis
Perficient offers IT consulting services to large enterprise customers. The firm has been on an acquisition roll over the past two years. At the beginning of 2017, Perficient purchased RAS & Associates, a 40-person management consultancy for $9 million to bolster its investment in areas such as systems integration, data reporting and analytics.
2016 Rank: 54
Top Executive: Tyler Beecher, CEO
Location: Irvine, Calif.
Trace 3 offers cloud computing, big data solutions, Internet of Things (IoT) consulting, and data center solutions to business customers. The solution provider also offers managed services. In 2016, Trace3 launched a security practice which the company intends to make its largest business unit by the end of 2017.
55. Red River
2016 Rank: 52
Top Executive: Jeff Sessions, CEO
Location: Claremont, N.H.
Red River is looking to kick off a massive M&A strategy, moving longtime CEO Rick Bolduc into the executive chairman role to lead C-suite hiring efforts and then acquisitions around security, application development, hybrid cloud, and IoT. Red River President Jeff Sessions is now the company's CEO, with a focus on internal operations.
54. Intelligent Decisions
2016 Rank: 53
Top Executive: Joe Armstrong, President & CFO
Location: Ashburn, Va.
Intelligent Decisions looks to bring technology and services to the federal government, with a focus on development, deployment, and maintenance of cutting-edge technology and professional services. The company has practice areas around security, cloud, mobility, network convergence, application development, and simulation and training.
2016 Rank: 59
Top Executive: Kris Canekeratne, CEO
Location: Westborough, Mass.
Formed in March through the acquisition of Polaris Consulting & Services by Virtusa Consulting Services Private Limited, the Indian subsidiary of the Virtusa Corporation, VirtusaPolaris provides end-to-end IT solutions and services for the banking and financial services verticals. The company said it hopes the acquisition will allow it to expand its market presence and drive revenue synergies.
52. Applied Computer Solutions (ACS)
2016 Rank: 58
Top Executive: Kurt Steinhauer, President
Location: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Applied Computer Solutions, part of the Pivot Technology Solutions group, looks to be a one-stop shop for businesses' procurement, implementation, training services, and support needs. The company offers solutions around cloud, data center, software-defined data center, storage, security, networking and converged infrastructure.
2016 Rank: 51
Top Executive: John Zettel, CEO
Location: Tampa, Fla.
AVI-SPL is a red-hot systems integrator that is quickly approaching the $1 billion revenue mark. The unified communications specialist was acquired by private equity firm H.I.G. Capital in April 2016 and has since made multiple acquisitions, including that of broadcasting platform specialist VideoLink in January and of Anderson Audio Visual in November.
50. General Datatech (GDT)
2016 Rank: 48
Top Executive: JW Roberts, President & CEO
General Datatech (GDT) has been helping customers design, build and deliver technology solutions since 1996. The Dallas-based solution provider focuses on network, collaboration, mobility and data center technologies, and has also recently expanded into emerging areas such as the Internet of Things.
2016 Rank: 55
Top Executive: Michelle Clery, President
Location: Norcross, Ga.
ProSys, part of the Pivot Technology Solutions family, ProSys has more than 300 employees that look to bring together focused architectures, professional services, and different financial options for IT solutions. The company says it uses both propriety and manufacturer technologies to help businesses stay ahead of the technology innovation curve.
47. OnX Enterprise Solutions
2016 Rank: 46
Top Executive: Tom Signorello, CEO
Location: Thornhill, Ontario
OnX Enterprise Solutions is a global solution provider with a focus on the full technology lifecycle, from application-focused solutions all the way to managed services. The company put a big emphasis on services around the cloud, security and the datacenter with the August hiring of IT industry veteran Tom Signorello as CEO.
2016 Rank: 49
Top Executive: Dan Serpico, President & CEO
Location: San Francisco
FusionStorm develops data center, networking and vertical industry solutions with expertise in configuration/integration center services and building custom private cloud systems. Earlier this year the San Francisco-based solution provider was handpicked as one of just a handful of elite partners to join the Dell EMC Titanium Black program.
45. Consolidated Communications
2016 Rank: 44
Top Executive: Bob Udell, President & CEO
Location: Mattoon, Ill.
Consolidated Communications provides a range of broadband residential and business telecommunications services across 11 states, including voice, data and Internet, cloud, and managed/hosted services. The company is in the process of merging with FairPoint Communications.
44. Tyler Technologies
2016 Rank: 50
Top Executive: John Marr Jr., CEO
Location: Plano, Texas
Tyler Technologies is focused solely on the public sector, providing integrated software and IT services to state, county and city governments and school districts. The Plano, Tex.-based company's technology offerings range from municipal financial management and property taxes, to integrated systems for courts and justice agencies, to education administration applications. Tyler Technologies just acquired Modria, a developer of online dispute resolution software for government and commercial entities.
43. Iron Bow Technologies
2016 Rank: 42
Top Executive: Rene LaVigne, President & CEO
Location: Chantilly, Va.
Solution provider Iron Bow Technologies serves commercial and government customers with its core competencies in managed services, collaboration, data center, next-generation networking, cyber security and enterprise mobility. The company was named to this year's CRN Tech Elite 250 and MSP 500 lists.
2016 Rank: 41
Top Executive: Chris Froman, President & CEO
Location: Hebron, KY
Pomeroy offers a range of IT infrastructure management services with a focus on end user/workplace, network, data center and cloud services. At the core of Pomeroy's business is its Optimized Infrastructure Framework, a process-centric approach to working with clients. Based in Hebron, Ky., Pomeroy was just awarded the Americas VMware Partner Innovation Award in the digital workspace category.
41. Slalom Consulting
2016 Rank: 47
Top Executive: Brad Jackson, CEO
A leading Microsoft Gold partner, Slalom is an IT professional services company with expertise in information and analytics, customer engagement, business transformation, the Internet of Things and other areas. The company was just named the vendor's Collaboration and Content Global Partner of the Year and a finalist for Microsoft Business Analytics Global Partner of the Year.
40. Black Box Network Services
2016 Rank: 37
Top Executive: E.C. Sykes, President & CEO
Location: Lawrence, Pa.
Black Box focuses on helping customers build, manage, optimize and secure their IT infrastructure. The solution provider offers solutions in unified communications and collaboration, security and risk, and fiber to the desktop. Black Box strengthened its hand in the desktop virtualization space last year when it acquired Cloudium, a specialist in kernel-based virtual machine technology.
39. DLT Solutions
2016 Rank: 39
Top Executive: Art Richer, President & CEO
Location: Herndon, Va.
DLT Solutions is a government technology solutions provider that offers a broad portfolio of IT solutions and services to the public sector, including business applications, big data software, cybersecurity technologies, application lifecycle management and IT consolidation services. The Herndon, Va.-based company recently partnered with Pure Storage to deliver all-flash-based cloud storage for public sector customers.
2016 Rank: 38
Top Executive: Rakesh Khanna, Interim CEO
Location: Troy, Mich.
Syntel is a provider of integrated IT solutions and knowledge process services. Partnering with such vendors as Microsoft, Salesforce.com and SAP, Syntel has positioned itself as a key provider of digital transformation services in such vertical industries as manufacturing, banking and financial services, retail, healthcare and life sciences.
2016 Rank: 33
Top Executive: William Brennan, President & CEO
Location: Skokie, Ill.
Data center, cloud and security strategy solution provider Forsythe was named Red Hat's Innovation Partner of the Year in May. The privately-held firm is employee owned and provides a wide array of data center, hosting and security solutions, as well as financial services options.
36. EPAM Systems
2016 Rank: 40
Top Executive: Arkadiy Dobkin, President & CEO
Location: Newtown, Pa.
Software engineering and consulting firm EPAM hired a new CFO, Jason Peterson, in March. Peterson takes over for Anthony Conte. Peterson comes to EPAM with 25 years of financial experience and was most recently vice president of finance at Cognizant.
35. ePlus Technology
2016 Rank: 34
Top Executive: Mark Marron, President & COO
Location: Herndon, Va.
ePlus has been on an acquisition tear. The firm in May acquired OneCloud Consulting, which came less than six months after ePlus acquired Consolidated IT Service as part of a strategy to expand its Cisco practice. The company says it expects to continue expanding and hiring additional staff in targeted market areas.
2016 Rank: 32
Top Executive: Vince De Palma, President & CEO
Early this year, Toronto-based Softchoice named Vince DePalma as its new president and CEO. DePalma took over for Dave MacDonald, who was credited for guiding Softchoice through a transition from software direct marketer to IT solution provider. DePalma was most recently the CEO of Shred-it, the international document shredding firm.
33. SS&C Technologies
2016 Rank: 36
Top Executive: William Stone, CEO
Location: Windsor, Conn.
A global, cloud-based provider of software solutions for financial services firms, SS&C has seen revenue growth in each of the last 20 quarters. In just the last few months, SS&C has notched customer wins with NY Green Bank, Acadian Asset Management and iCap Realty Advisors, among others.
2016 Rank: 31
Top Executive: Firoz Lalji, President & CEO
Location: Auburn, Wash.
Health care, public sector and retail solution provider Zones Inc. acquired managed services provider and 2016 CRN Triple Crown winner nfrastructure late last year as a way to make Zones a "services-led" solution provider. Zones offers solutions in cloud, data center, mobility, unified communications, security and IoT.
2016 Rank: 29
Top Executive: George Pedersen, Chairman & CEO
Location: Fairfax, Va.
Fairfax, Va.-based ManTech, No. 29 on last year's SP500, pulls in nearly 91 percent of its annual revenue from defense and intelligence agencies. The company specializes in security and logistics. Chairman and CEO George Pederson was recently awarded the CIA Officers' Memorial Foundation Patriots Award.
2016 Rank: 26
Top Executive: Richard Leeds, Chairman & CEO
Location: Port Washington, N.Y.
Industrial technology and computer equipment retailer Systemax sells to customers ranging from large corporations, to VARs, government agencies, and consumers. The company recently reported increases in quarterly sales, margins and profits a year into a major effort to streamline the business and exit underperforming business units.
29. TELUS Corporation
2016 Rank: N/R
Top Executive: Darren Entwistle, President & CEO
Telus recently surprised analysts and investors with a nearly 17 percent increase in profits year-over-year. The Vancouver-based internet television firm credited a rapidly expanding subscriber base for the increase, which came amid brutally competitive market competition.
2016 Rank: 30
Top Executive: Vince DeLuca, CEO
Location: New York
Logicalis, based in New York City, looks to bring together expertise in different technology areas with market vertical expertise – especially around financial services and healthcare - to drive what it calls digital enablement services. The $1.5 billion solution provider has continued to expand that expertise in recent months through executive additions, acquisitions, and technology investments.
2016 Rank: 24
Top Executive: Adam Warby, CEO
An Accenture-Microsoft joint venture, Avanade provides a range of services to help businesses push ahead into the digital area, including application development and modernization, process automation, and managed services for Microsoft shops. Earlier this year, Avanade acquired Infusion, a software engineering, design and digital strategy firm that helps businesses with their digital transformation undertakings.
2016 Rank: 25
Top Executive: Dan Burns, CEO
The Denver-based cybersecurity solutions provider offers an array of services: cybersecurity strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, and integration and architecture services, as well as security technology. The company partners with over 350 security vendors. Earlier this year, it acquired Comm Solutions, a security and networking solutions provider with a strong presence in the Northeastern U.S.
26. Sirius Computer Solutions
2016 Rank: 27
Top Executive: Joe Mertens, President & CEO
Location: San Antonio
The San Antonio-based systems integrator has over 4,000 professional and technical certifications among its staff of close to 2,000. The privately held firm said it took in $1.9 billion in sales in 2016, a two-year jump of more than 35 percent. Earlier this year, Sirius launched FiveOut, a digital agency that helps business transformation and customer engagement efforts.
2016 Rank: 28
Top Executive: Frank Khulusi, Chairman & CEO
Location: El Segundo, Calif.
The growing solution provider ended 2016 by shelling out close to $3 million to buy Microsoft Gold partner Stratiform, of Calgary, Alberta, to help strengthen its offerings around cloud strategy, migration and management services. And in April, PCM announced it will launch a new United Kingdom and European practice, naming Donavan Hutchinson, formerly with CDW, to lead the operation.
24. West Corporation
2016 Rank: 23
Top Executive: Tom Barker, CEO
Location: Omaha, Neb.
The telecom service provider is weeks away from being sold to private equity behemoth Apollo Global Management in a deal valued at about $5.1 billion. The deal, announced in May, also includes West's debt of more than $3 billion. The acquisition will also end West Corp.'s four years of being a public company. It was privately held from 2006 to 2013 under the stewardship of Thomas H. Lee Partners and Quadrangle Group.
23. Windstream Enterprise
2016 Rank: N/R
Top Executive: Tony Thomas, President & CEO
Location: Little Rock, Ark.
Communications services provider Windstream has been busy over the past several months, completing a $1.1 billion merger with EarthLink in February, then following that up two months later by announcing an agreement to buy Broadview Networks in an all-cash transaction valued at $227.5 million as Windstream seeks more business from the small and medium-sized business market.
2016 Rank: 21
Top Executive: Timothy McGrath, President & CEO
Location: Merrimack, N.H.
Formerly PC Connection, the company shortened its name last September to better reflect its capabilities, which cover everything from the data center and networking to software and security. In its most recent quarter, Connection said net sales in its SMB business grew 5 percent, while revenue from public sector customers soared 30 percent.
2016 Rank: 22
Top Executive: Bob Cagnazzi, President & CEO
Location: New York
The New York-based solution provider began trading as a public company in March, and its CEO, Bob Cagnazzi, said Presidio expects to make more "tuck in" channel acquisitions, especially in the U.S. Midwest and West, as it looks to pick up clients in what Cagnazzi sees as "underserved markets."
20. Unisys Corporation
2016 Rank: 19
Top Executive: Peter Altabef, President & CEO
Location: Blue Bell, Pa.
Unisys made a couple of announcements this year aimed at data analytics and the future. It launched a machine-learning-as-a-service offering, designed to automate advanced analytics with minimal human intervention. The solution provider, a key federal government contractor, also unveiled an artificial intelligence "center of excellence" to give users access to online tools to help them develop advanced data analytics capabilities.
2016 Rank: 18
Top Executive: George Schindler, President & CEO
CGI is working to utilize long-term contracts across its business to help capture increased revenue from its business more quickly. The $7.8 billion company is looking to grow through acquisitions and invest in the business to drive more productivity improvements after completing a $42.7 million restructuring program. CGI also unveiled a platform that will offer clients a holistic view of all their IT services from one source while leaving the security and governance in the solution providers' hands.
2016 Rank: 20
Top Executive: Craig Abod, President
Location: Reston, Va.
Carahsoft inked an agreement with Virtustream to capitalize on U.S. government interest in migrating larger production environments to the cloud. The deal provided more government agencies with access to Virtustream as departments increasingly focus on moving strategic applications to the cloud. The $3 billion company also received authorization to sell Dell's Compellent storage line to federal customers. Prior to that, Carahsoft had been serving legacy EMC partners exclusively in the U.S. government space.
17. Xerox Managed Print Services
2016 Rank: 9
Top Executive: Jeffrey Jacobson, CEO
Location: Norwalk, Conn.
Xerox has set aside $100 million for mergers and acquisitions in 2017 to convert multi-brand dealers into Xerox-exclusive agents. The first shot came in May with the acquisition of MT Technologies, a dealer of multivendor office equipment and managed print services. Xerox is the largest company in the managed print services space today, according to CEO Jeff Jacobson, and is looking to expand its footprint from the large enterprise to the SMB market.
2016 Rank: 17
Top Executive: Kenneth Asbury, President & CEO
Location: Arlington, Va.
CACI acquired the government services group of L-3 Communications Holdings for $550 million to strengthen its intelligence services business and expand its pipelines throughout the national security space. Ken Asbury, CEO of the $3.7 billion company, said President Donald Trump's push for more border protection, national security spending, and regulatory and corporate tax relief will bolster some of CACI's leading practices.
15. Deloitte Technology
2016 Rank: 16
Top Executive: Cathy Engelbert, CEO
Location: New York
Deloitte teamed up with Apple in a new partnership aimed at expanding the use of iPhones and iPads within the business world. As part of the partnership, Deloitte launched a new Apple practice consisting of more than 5,000 strategic advisers. Deloitte also acquired top Amazon Web Services partner Day 1 Solutions. Day 1 had in recent years branched beyond the state, local and education space into servicing federal government customers.
2016 Rank: N/R
Top Executive: Larry Prior, President & CEO
Location: Falls Church, Va.
CSRA launched strategic relationships with Amazon Web Services, Docker and Racemi to help more U.S. government customers modernize apps and migrate to the cloud. CSRA hosted an emerging technology partner day, where the $5 billion company met with executives of 11 venture capital funds to discuss collaborative opportunities to work together and create offerings that address mission-critical challenges for customers.
2016 Rank: 15
Top Executive: Kenneth Lamneck, CEO
Location: Tempe, Ariz.
Insight Enterprises bought Datalink for $258 million to strengthen its data center services offerings around hybrid cloud, converged and hyper-converged infrastructure. The deal boosted the $5.5 billion company's services revenue by more than 50 percent and established relationships with next-generation data center vendors Pure Storage, Nimble Storage and Nutanix. Three of Datalink's top four executives – including CEO Paul Lidsky – left the company as part of the acquisition.
2016 Rank: 14
Top Executive: Neil Lomax, President, North America
Location: Waukesha, Wis.
SoftwareONE beefed up its support of Amazon Web Services (AWS) by rolling out transaction, billing, advisory and migration capabilities tied to its automated cloud platform. The $7 billion company already had close ties with Microsoft, but said customers were asking for more visibility into their AWS consumption. Just 3,500 of SoftwareONE 27,000 customers use the company's automated cloud platform for either cloud consumption or on-premise software lifecycle management.
11. DXC Technology
2016 Rank: 8
Top Executive: Mike Lawrie, President & CEO
Location: Tysons, Va.
DXC Technology was formed in April 2017 from the merger of $7.1 billion CSC and the Enterprise Solutions business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The newly-created company has 170,000 employees across more than 70 countries. DXC plans to expand its digital offerings by executing targeted, tuck-in acquisitions. The company also wants to achieve $1 billion of cost savings in its first year, with 70 percent of that coming from workforce optimization measures and finding supply chain efficiencies.
10. Dimension Data
2016 Rank: 11
Top Executive: Andrew Coulsen, CEO, Americas & Europe
Location: New York
Dimension Data saw a lot of executive turnover in 2016, with global CEO Brett Dawson, Americas CEO Mark Slaga and Americas CFO Eric Gibson departing the company. The $7.4 billion company has been pushing to move from a model of wholly operated units in each geographic region to operating globally, with only a top sales leader in each region. NTT acquired Dimension Data in 2010, and has been pushing to integrate divisions of the company with NTT or other portfolio companies.
2016 Rank: 13
Top Executive: Thai Lee, President & CEO
Location: Somerset, N.J.
The services expertise of SHI, a $7.6-billion solution provider, includes security, data center, mobility, end user computing, IT asset management, and managed services. Cloud services have been a strong growth driver for SHI. The company in May reported first fiscal quarter Microsoft Azure revenue growth of 147 percent and AWS growth of 112 percent.
8. World Wide Technology (WWT)
2016 Rank: 12
Top Executive: James Kavanaugh, CEO
Location: Maryland Heights, Mo.
World Wide Technology, or WWT, is a $9-billion technology solution provider whose services business includes consulting lab, deployment, staffing, and lifecycle services along with supply chain management. Many of those services are based around its Advanced Technology Center, or ATC, which lets customers build a complete infrastructure for testing before cutting a purchase order.
2016 Rank: 7
Top Executive: Francisco D'Souza, CEO
Location: Teaneck, N.J.
Cognizant focuses on helping global enterprises increase the efficiency of their current operations and invest in innovation across their organizations. The company has separate business consulting and services businesses. The services portion includes digital business with analytics, management, strategy, and IoT; digital operations; and digital systems and technology.
2016 Rank: 6
Top Executive: Paul Hermelin, CEO
Location: New York
Capgemini, which this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary, is a global consulting, technology, and outsourcing services provider with 2016 revenue of over $14 billion. The company's wide-ranging portfolio includes application, digital, business, cloud, consulting, infrastructure, testing, manufacturing, and technology and engineering services.
2016 Rank: 5
Top Executive: Thomas Richards, Chairman & CEO
Location: Vernon Hills, Ill.
CDW services help manage customers' cloud, data center, security, collaboration, and mobility requirements. The company's services include pre-shipment configuration of hardware and software, professional services, managed services including colocation and cloud, extended warranty and maintenance services, and leasing and international services. Its most recent services expansion was late last year's introduction of cloud planning services.
4. NTT Data Services
2016 Rank: N/R
Top Executive: Toshio Iwamoto, President & CEO
Location: Redmond, Wash.
NTT Data Services was formed late last year when NTT Data closed its acquisition of Dell Services. With the acquisition, NTT Data Services became a top provider of a comprehensive services portfolio including industry consulting and vertical solutions, vertically-focused business process outsourcing and business process-as-a-service solutions, lifecycle services, and increased digital, cloud, automation, and analytics capabilities.
3. Tata Consultancy Services
2016 Rank: 4
Top Executive: Natarajan Chandrasekeran, CEO & Managing Director
Location: New York
India-based global services powerhouse Tata Consultancy Services, with in March said fiscal 2017 revenue grew 6.2 percent to $17.6 billion, led by a 29-percent growth in its digital business. TCS delivers an integrated portfolio of IT, business process, infrastructure, engineering, and assurance services via its 387,000-plus consultants in 45 countries.
2016 Rank: 2
Top Executive: Pierre Nanterme, Chairman & CEO
Accenture provides services expertise to 98 of the world's 100 largest companies in over 40 industries. Its $33-billion services business has five parts including strategy to provide customers with business insight, consulting, digital business transformation, technology services and innovation, and business process and infrastructure services operations. Accenture has made over 10 acquisitions this year alone.
1. IBM Global Services
2016 Rank: 1
Top Executive: Ginni Rometty, President & CEO
Location: Armonk, N.Y.
Market leader IBM Global Services consists of two main businesses. Business Services includes consulting, global process services, and application management, while Technology Services covers cloud and systems, mobility, networking, resiliency, and technology support services. First fiscal quarter 2017 revenue slipped, with Business Services down 3.0 percent and Technology Services down 2.5 percent over last year.