AUGUST 21, 2020: ThinkGard, LLC has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 2020 annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.
For the 13th year running, MSPs from around the globe completed an exhaustive survey and application this spring to self-report product offerings, annual total and recurring revenues, profits, revenue mix, growth opportunities and company and customer demographic information. Applicants are ranked on a unique methodology that weights revenue figures according to long-term health and viability; commitment to recurring revenue; and operational efficiency.
Channel Futures is pleased to name ThinkGard to the 2020 MSP 501.
“It’s an honor to be included in a group with so many successful MSP’s in the world., says Paul Franks, CEO, of ThinkGard. We’re still a growing company and up until now, we built our entire business by offering only one managed service which was backup and disaster recovery because we felt it was the ideal way to ensure our clients data was protected. But still, we felt that it was basically a reactive approach to protecting data from problematic ransomware and data attacks so, as a natural progression, we’ve recently launched our new offering, CyberGard to add Cyber Security as a managed service thus offering both a proactive and reactive approach to give our clients total data security. We’re number 26 on the list this year hopefully, by adding a new Suite of services, we can move up a place or two next year.”
In the 13 years since its inception, the MSP 501 has evolved from a competitive ranking list into a vibrant group of service providers, vendors, distributors, consultants and industry analysts working together to define the growing managed service opportunity.
“For the third year running, the applicant pool for the annual MSP 501 has grown year-over-year, making this year’s list the most competitive in the survey’s history,” says Kris Blackmon, Senior Content Director at Channel Partners and Channel Futures. “The MSP 501 leveraged judgement methodology brand-new in 2020 to drill down into not just what makes a big managed service provider, but what makes a great managed service provider. The 2020 winners are truly the best examples of innovation, business acumen and strategic savvy on the planet. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the 2020 winners and gratitude to the thousands of MSPs that have contributed to the continuing growth and success of both the 501 and the thriving managed services sector.”
Ten MSP 501 special award winners will be recognized at the MSP 501 Awards Gala at Channel Partners Virtual: Digital Events for the Modern Channel on September 8 – 10. Nominations for these special awards, including Digital Innovator of the Year, Executive of the Year and the Newcomer Award, were included in the MSP 501 application, and all candidates were encouraged to submit for them.
The complete 2020 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures.