Continuum’s Michael George Recognized among 20 Influential, Go-to Authorities in Managed Services with Deep Understanding of How to Thrive in IT Channel
BOSTON – May 17, 2016 – Michael George, CEO at Continuum®, the only channel-exclusive IT management platform company, has been named to the Second Annual List of 20/20 Visionaries by ChannelPro-SMB, the premier source of business and technology insights for IT channel partners serving the small and midsize business market. The ChannelPro 20/20 Visionaries are comprised of 20 influential, go-to authorities in managed services, cloud computing, partner support and education from the vendor, analyst and consulting communities, as well as 20 of the most far-sighted resellers, MSPs and community leaders from the SMB partner community.
“We are proud to reveal this year’s class of smart, insightful thinkers,” said Cecilia Galvin, Executive Editor, ChannelPro-SMB. “Many of the honorees who made the grade in 2016 did so last year as well, but there are some new faces, too. What they all have in common is a deep understanding of the channel and how to thrive in it.”
These IT professionals not only serve their clients with top solutions and services, but move the industry forward with innovative ideas, a commitment to continual improvement and a willingness to share what they know to help others succeed in the market. To develop the 20/20 Visionaries for 2016, the editors of ChannelPro-SMB turned an eye to the channel players and channel pros they have spoken with, listened to and sat with face to face over the past year to compile a broad list of possible honorees.
Michael George has over 25 years of experience in starting, building, and leading world-class technology companies. He has served as CEO at Continuum since 2011, ensuring the company provides its thousands of MSP partners who serve the SMB markets around the globe with the platform and tools they need to capture their portion of the growing $241 billion managed IT services market. His maxim to enable the company’s IT service provider partners to leverage a global digital transformation, Continuum’s “smart-sourcing” model, dynamically delivers the right IT functions on demand. This transformational business model uniquely enables Continuum partners to focus on more strategic initiatives to grow their business, producing some of the most successful MSPs in the industry. He previously served as CEO at OATSystems, Bowstreet, and Interlynx, and held executive leadership positions at TALX Corporation and DEKA Corporation.
In 2012, Michael founded the Continuum Veterans Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing financial support to local and national charities that focus on helping veterans find jobs in IT. He serves on its Board of Directors. Follow him on Twitter @michaelggeorge.
A complete list of the ChannelPro 20/20 Visionaries for 2016 appears in the May print edition of ChannelPro-SMB as well as on the ChannelPro Network website at: http://www.channelpronetwork.com/article/introducing-2016-channelpro-2020-visionaries.
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