2019 Fast Growth 150: The Top 25 Solution Providers

Here are the top 25 companies on this year's Fast Growth 150 list, which ranks solution providers, with gross annual sales of at least $1 million, by their two-year growth rate.

The Top 25

The CRN Fast Growth 150 ranks solution providers, with gross annual sales of at least $1 million, by their two-year growth rate.

Overall, this year’s Fast Growth 150 recorded an average two-year growth rate of nearly 147 percent—which is faster than the 83 percent average two-year growth rate for the 2018 Fast Growth 150 and the 102 percent average two-year growth rate for the 2017 list. The 150 companies on this year’s list collectively generated revenue of $55.93 billion, up from $50.59 billion last year.

Of the 150 companies on the 2019 ranking, 69 have never been on the list before.

Here are the top 25 companies on this year's list. The full ranking is available at www.crn.com/fastgrowth.

25. Gravity Networks

Location: Knoxville, Tenn.

Website: https://www.gogravity.net/

Two-Year Growth Rate: 158.06 percent

Top Executive: Michael Coffey, President

Gravity Networks said it is dedicated to getting its customers to focus on their business by helping them achieve a streamlined technology environment. The company boasts customers from coast to coast differentiates itself through customer service. Gravity Networks said it leverages “250 years of combined experience” to provide the best managed IT solutions with best-of-breed products and offerings.

24. GHA Technologies

Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.

Website: https://gha-associates.com/

Two-Year Growth Rate: 159.15 percent

Top Executive: George Hertzberg, Founder, CEO

GHA Technologies is a Gold level partner of HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Adobe and is a Premier partner of Cisco and Dell Technologies. Founded in 1990, GHA is one of the largest privately held, employee-owned companies in the country, according to its website, and boasts sales teams in every major city.

23. Mosaic451

Location: Phoenix

Website: http://mosaic451.com/

Two-Year Growth Rate: 165.00 percent

Top Executive: Mike Baker, Managing Director

Mosaic451 is a managed security services provider that has partnerships with Proofpoint, Rubrik and Fortinet, among others. The company said its talent includes those who developed the Cyber Warfare Operations Weapons Instrutor Course for the U.S. Air Force. The company’s federal team includes leadership and senior engineers from the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Office of Secure Transportation, both of which “have been under sustained, targeted, and advanced attack by sophisticated criminal, activist, and state actors for over 15 years” the company said on its website.

22. The Vested Group

Location: Plano, Texas

Website: http://www.thevested.com/

Two-Year Growth Rate: 168.68 percent

Top Executive: Joel Patterson, Founder

The Vested Group combines business consulting with technology to produce results for its customers. CEO Patterson, who has more than 20 years of business consulting experience, founded the company in Plano, Texas, its home since 2011. The company offers NetSuite as its digital solution to customers because, according to its website, it believes it is “the best business management software available today”

21. Axispoint

Location: New York

Website: www.axispoint.com

Two-Year Growth Rate: 170.82 percent

Top Executive: Daniel DiSano, President, CEO

Founded in 1994, Axispoint describes itself as a global software development company with more than “1 million hours of development experience.” Based in New York City with offices across the U.S., Europe and South America, the solution provider employs more than 500 consultants, engineers and developers to execute technology solutions and solve complex business problems centered around content and media.

20. IT Authorities

Location: Tampa, Fla.

Website: http://itauthorities.com/

Two-Year Growth Rate: 183.10 percent

Top Executive: Jason Caras, Co-Founder, CEO

IT Authorities provides managed services, professional services, SAP functionality, network services, and cloud migration using Microsoft Azure, as well as help desk. The solution provider also offers cybersecurity packages that include end-user training, penetration testing and monitoring.

19. Terrapin Systems

Location: Morgan Hill, Calif.

Website: http://terrapinsys.com/

Two-Year Growth Rate: 192.29 percent

Top Executive: Chris Becerra, Co-Founder, President

Terrapin Systems has been steadily growing under the leadership of President Chris Becerra since it was founded in 2005. With a focus on open networking and networking services and solutions, the company brings to customers high performance, efficiency and ease of management.

18. CyberlinkASP

Location: Dallas

Website: https://www.cyberlinkasp.com

Two-Year Growth Rate: 197.91 percent

Top Executive: Chris Lantrip, CEO, CFO

CyberlinkASP said it does one thing “exceptionally well”—cloud hosting that is fast, reliable and compliant. The company works in regulated fields such as finance, health care, logistics and pharmaceuticals, but it also has a small-business practice. CyberlinkASP has a strategic partnership with Rackspace to manage customers’ complex cloud infrastructure and application platforms.

17. Unified Office

Location: Nashua, N.H.

Website: https://unifiedoffice.com/

Two-Year Growth Rate: 220.00 percent

Top Executive: Raymond J. Pasquale, Founder, CEO

A growing New England MSP, Unified Office is a provider of reliable hybrid cloud-based business communications services, IoT services and data analytics to small and midsize businesses. The company is also an innovator, having been awarded a second patent in May for its end-to-end Highest Quality Routing Protocol transmission network for routing voice calls over VoIP networks.

16. Clarify360

Location: Aliso Viejo, Calif.

Website: https://clarify360.com/

Two-Year Growth Rate: Kelly Ratcliff, CEO

Top Executive: 240.34 percent

Clarify360 specializes in the planning and execution of cloud migration, the creation of hybrid cloud environments, connectivity, and security deployments around the world. The solution provider said its goal is to “shorten the IT procurement process” for customers.

15. DXC Technology

Location: Tysons, Va.

Website: https://www.dxc.technology/

Two-Year Growth Rate: 245.57 percent

Top Executive: Mike Lawrie, Chairman, President, CEO

DXC Technology recently expanded its existing strategic partnership with Microsoft by forming an Azure Digital Transformation Practice. The two companies will jointly invest in services and products based on Azure, sharing sales, consulting and delivery teams across both organizations.

14. iTi Communications

Location: Charlotte, N.C.

Website: http://iticommunications.com/

Two-Year Growth Rate: 246.99%

Top Executive: Scott Bartlett, CEO

The solution provider is a Premier partner with Cisco Systems, an Enterprise partner with VMware and a Microsoft Gold partner, among its other alliances. The company bills itself as “a premier integrator of advanced technology solutions,” adding that it takes a customer-first, solutions-focused approach with all of its customers.

13. Evotek

Location: San Diego

Website: https://evotek.com/

Two-Year Growth Rate: 249.33 percent

Top Executive: Jeffrey Klenner, President

The solution provider partners with a wide range of established and emerging vendors to meet the technology needs of its customers. Evotek specializes in cybersecurity, mobility, artificial intelligence, data center and more and says it takes a unique approach in that each of its practices is led by former client-side executives.

12. WaveFly

Location: Daphne, Ala.

Website: www.wavefly.com

Two-Year Growth Rate: 261.09 percent

Top Executive: John Michael Francis, CEO

The telecommunications specialist provides data, VoIP, cloud, TV and managed services delivered through its own advanced fiber optic networks. The WaveFly Fiber Optic Network allows customers to connect to the cloud at up to 100 GB and includes dedicated internet access, transport and peering for consistent speed. WaveFly also provides hosted VoIP PBX, broadband data services, converged business technology and wireless network infrastructure solutions as well as consulting services.

11. DVBE Technology Group

Location: Sacramento, Calif.

Website: www.dvbetg.com

Two-Year Growth Rate: 349.22 percent

Top Executive: Richard McKinnon, Founder, CEO

Consulting specialist DVBE Technology Group created a secure virtual private cloud architecture that provides information protection with security controls to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of government information. The company also owns DevOps, cybersecurity, telecommunications, storage and project management consulting practices. DVBE Technology Group has worked with and been approved by government and private enterprises in every state in America.

10. Rove

Location: Charlotte, N.C.

Website: www.withrove.com

Two-Year Growth Rate: 400.32 percent

Top Executive: David Brown, CEO

The systems integrator and cloud solution provider burst onto the scene in 2016 by designing, implementing and integrating cloud, security, collaboration and security automation solutions across the U.S. Southeast. Led by former U.S. Army Captain David Brown, Rove is an independent Veteran-Owned Business with 30 percent veteran employees. Rove’s software-defined architectures reduce complexity, increase visibility and enhance security, and the company partners with Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Dell EMC and Nutanix.

9. QOS Networks

Location: Irvine, Calif.

Website: www.qosnet.com

Two-Year Growth Rate: 425.13 percent

Top Executive: Frank Cittadino, CEO

The software-defined WAN and Edge as-a-Service superstar has been a pioneer in the rapidly growing SD-WAN market. QOS Networks helps enterprises with highly dispersed networks to intelligently design, simplify and support their critical networks. Founded in 2004, QOS Networks recently cracked into the government segment by winning a five-year contract as the sole provider of SD-WAN to the state of California.

8. Xentaurs

Location: Irvine, Calif.

Website: www.xentaurs.com

Two-Year Growth Rate: 447.35 percent

Top Executive: Anoj Willy, CEO

Xentaurs is a next-generation consulting and systems integrator focused on digital business transformation. Founded in 2016, the startup owns cloud and DevOps practices for its xServices solution that moves customers from strategy and implementation to adoption. Xentaurs is a Cisco partner that built a Tetration Acceleration Program design to demonstrate the capabilities of Cisco Tetration by providing proof of value for customers.

7. FlexPrint

Location: Mesa, Ariz.

Website: www.flexprintinc.com

Two-Year Growth Rate: 538.42 percent

Top Executive: Frank Gaspari, CEO

Founded in 2005, the managed print services specialist offers its Total Managed Print Services, a cost-per-print program that works with existing devices and provides maintenance, supplies, service, printer usage reporting and efficiency evaluation in a simple package. The company also provides hardware maintenance/repair, asset management for print/copier fleets and consumable replenishment. FlexPrint partners with the HP Inc., Lexmark and Canon.

6. Mission

Location: El Segundo, Calif.

Website: www.missioncloud.com

Two-Year Growth Rate: 661.34 percent

Top Executive: Simon Anderson, CEO, Founder

Red-hot AWS managed services provider Mission recently secured $15 million in private equity funding to fuel organic growth and expansion of its sales presence across the U.S. The startup has nearly 100 AWS certifications with hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago and New York. Mission is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and this year was named the official cloud services provider for the Boston Celtics.

5. Onica

Location: Santa Monica, Calif.

Website: www.onica.com

Two-Year Growth Rate: 806.78 percent

Top Executive: Stephen Garden, CEO

Onica is a global consulting specialist and AWS Premier Consulting Partner at the forefront of cloud computing. Other than specializing in the Amazon Web Services framework and cloud optimization, the company provides services around cloud-native deployment, the Internet of Things, migration strategies and public sector solutions. Delivered as a recurring monthly service with no commitments and flexible throughput, Onica Teams provides customers with a program of ongoing innovation backed by 24x7 operations and support.

4. NexusTek

Location: Greenwood Village, Colo.

Website: www.nexustek.com

Two-Year Growth Rate: 1,014.57 percent

Top Executive: J. Michael Jenner, CEO

NexusTek is a national MSP with a portfolio of cloud, infrastructure, security and IT consulting. The company’s NexusTek Managed Service Plan offers end-to-end IT management with fixed-monthly, per-user pricing where SMBs can leverage help desk, backup, disaster recovery, dedicated engineers, security, 24×7 remote support and network monitoring services, while creating predictable IT budgets. Last year, NexusTek acquired fellow MSP Breakthrough Technology Group.

3. CompassMSP

Location: Jacksonville, Fla.

Website: www.compassmsp.com

Two-Year Growth Rate: 1,785.71 percent

Top Executive: Tom Praschak, President, CEO

Led by technology services veteran Tom Praschak, CompassMSP is a leading provider of enterprise-quality managed services for the SMB market. The company offers on-premises and cloud solutions ranging from managed VoIP to software development. In January, CompassMSP said it had acquired Pennsylvania-based managed services provider TS Tech Enterprises to boost its vertical expertise in the dental and medical industries.

2. AEC Group

Location: Oakdale, Pa.

Website: www.aecgroup.com

Two-Year Growth Rate: 1,820.5 percent

Top Executive: Danielle Mizia, President

For more than 25 years, AEC Group has been delivering managed services, network communications, cloud, infrastructure and staffing solutions. The company provides top-notch strategic consulting services around cloud, data center modernization, mobility, telecom and system health checks along with a variety of managed services for security and disaster planning through business continuity. AEC Group was awarded Cisco’s 2018 U.S. East Regional Partner of the Year.

1. BlackLake Security

Location: Austin, Texas

Website: www.blacklakesecurity.com

Two-Year Growth Rate: 1,911.57 percent

Top Executive: Mark Jones, Founder, CEO

The No. 1 company on this year’s Fast Growth 150 is BlackLake Security, led by Mark Jones, a longtime IT guru who’s held top executive positions at RSA, Check Point Software Technologies and Fireglass. Founded in 2014, the startup provides a slew of comprehensive security services around cloud, mobility, networking and consulting. BlackLake brings best-of-breed security tools and managed services to secure customers’ data and IT operations.