Former mindSHIFT CEO Who Steered Company to Become No. 1 MSP in US for 4 Straight Years to Further Strengthen Continuum’s Focus on MSP Partners
BOSTON – July 18, 2016 – Continuum®, the only channel-exclusive IT management platform company, has appointed Paul Chisholm, retired CEO of mindSHIFT Technologies, to the Board of Directors. Under Paul’s leadership, mindSHIFT, a Ricoh company and one of the largest IT outsourcing and cloud services providers serving small and medium sized businesses, was recognized as the No. 1 MSP in the United States for four consecutive years, listed in the MSPmentor 100 global report.
“Paul’s career in this industry spans more than four decades, and he has one of the best, long-term performance records of any CEO,” said Michael George, CEO at Continuum. “It is difficult to find someone who matches up to his industry experience, knowledge and insight, so we are delighted to welcome him to Continuum’s board and expect he’ll assist Continuum in becoming an even more focused, successful IT channel company.”
Prior to joining mindSHIFT, Paul provided business management and telecom consulting to various venture capital firms. From 1996-2001, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of COLT Telecom Group headquartered in London. He started at COLT in 1992 as the company’s first Managing Director and grew the company from inception to a public company with revenue of $1 billion. He was ranked the 26th Best-Performing CEO in the World by Harvard Business Review. Paul maintains active involvement in the industry by providing business consulting and management development for young startup businesses. He is an active board member of several companies and educational institutions.
Paul is delivering the closing keynote address at Navigate 2016, Continuum’s third annual user conference, taking place on Wednesday, September 28 – Friday, September 30, 2016 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Paul was one of the most popular speakers at Continuum’s inaugural Navigate user conference in 2014. This year, he is expected to talk on the large opportunity available to MSPs and how to build a large, successful business as he did.
“In my dealings with Continuum, it is clear of the tremendous opportunity they are delivering to MSP partners,” said Paul Chisholm. “I see further potential for Continuum and the IT channel, and I expect that in guiding Continuum to capitalize on the opportunity, it will only aid the long-term stability and growth of the channel.”