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Continuum CEO Michael George Talks ConnectWise And Arnie Bellini’s Legacy

Michael George, CEO of longtime ConnectWise rival Continuum, tipped his hat to the company and its founder, Arnie Bellini, after news that it was sold to Thoma Bravo.

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Bellini mentioned that through the sale many ConnectWise colleagues would become millionaires because of stock they were given as employees, but you pointed out that isn’t the only place he created wealth.

One of the pieces I saw published today said that they created about 70 millionaires at ConnectWise. And I think that’s wonderful. I also think that’s not giving him the full credit he deserved.

Taking credit for having created 70 millionaires at ConnectWise was only telling part of the story. The more valuable one, and the one that we take a lot more pride in, frankly, is the hundreds if not thousands of millionaires that they’ve created and we’ve created, out of MSPs, the whole MSP market. Arnie spent 37 years of his life—this is his life’s work—he should also take credit for having created an industry of millionaires and a very, very successful company.

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