November 14, 2023

Align Named MSP of the Year by Channel Futures

The Best of the Best:
Align Named Managed Service Provider of the Year by Channel Futures in its Annual Special Awards

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New York, New York – November 14, 2023 – Align, the premier global provider of technology infrastructure solutions and Managed IT Services, announces today that it has been named 2023 Managed Service Provider of the year by Channel Futures, the global industry authority in managed services.

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Align became eligible for the award by ranking 60th in the 2023 Channel Futures MSP 501. While the general Channel Futures MSP award is based primarily on annual sales, recurring revenue, and profit margins, the MSP of the Year Award is given to a firm that demonstrate business model innovation and excellence in business efficiency and agility in the face of an evolving market. The awards go to the industry’s high-performance and high-achieving MSPs that not only place prominently on the Channel Futures MSP 501 list but go above and beyond when it comes to customer expertise, employee satisfaction, relationships with vendors and suppliers, and commitment to improving the MSP industry. While the Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings are determined by a complex methodology that factors in many business metrics, the MSP of the Year award goes beyond, looking for MSPs that truly set themselves apart from all others.

The finalists for this year's MSP of the Year Award include remarkable organizations and executives who have made a significant impact on the managed services landscape. Among other factors, Align was recognized for their ability to maintain a keen understanding of clients' needs, and provide industry specific guidance on due diligence standards and regulatory requirements set forth by the SEC.

Channel Futures employs a rigorous methodology to compile the MSP 501 rankings, and the MSP of the Year Award delves even deeper, focusing on those who go the extra mile to elevate the industry.

Applications for the Special Awards undergo an initial review by the Channel Futures editorial team and are then presented to a distinguished panel of judges, comprising esteemed figures in the channel. These judges meticulously assess the merits of each application, casting their votes to determine the standout individual or organization deserving of each award.

Channel Futures is pleased to name Align as Managed Service Provider of the Year

“Receiving this award is a huge accomplishment, as it acknowledges those companies, like Align Managed Services, who prioritize outstanding client satisfaction,” said Vinod Paul, Chief Operating Officer, Align.Vinod Paul “At Align, our central focus is on continually improving and expanding our services, fueled by an unwavering commitment to our clients' success. Our ability to discern the evolving needs of our clients empowers us to identify and leverage the most promising emerging technologies. Specializing in the alternative investment sector, we not only assist clients in meeting but also exceeding the stringent operational due diligence standards and regulatory requirements mandated by the SEC. We take great joy in cultivating strong partnerships with our clients and observing their continuous success.”

Chris Zadrima,Chris Zadrima Managing Director of Align Managed Services comments, “We are dedicated to the ongoing enhancement of the client experience, emphasizing the integration of technology as not only a pivotal element in daily operations but also a defining factor in the success of our clients' businesses.”

Award recipients, including Align, were formally acknowledged on the Channel Futures website and received accolades during an exclusive ceremony at the Channel Futures Leadership Summit, held from October 30 to November 2 in Miami, Florida. The ceremony, attended by hundreds of prominent MSPs, marked the introduction of the latest cohort of winners. This annual gathering consistently draws the most influential figures from the MSP and channel partner community, making it a highly anticipated event.

About Channel Futures

Channel Futures is a media and events destination for the information and communication technologies (ICT) channel community. We provide information, perspective and connection for the entire channel ecosystem, including solution providers (SPs), managed service providers (MSPs), managed security service providers (MSSPs), cloud service providers (CSPs), value-added resellers (VARs) and distributors, technology solutions brokerages, subagents and agents, as well as leading technology vendor partners and communication providers.

Channel Futures is part of Informa Tech, a market-leading B2B information provider with depth and specialization in ICT sector. Every year, we welcome 14,000+ subscribers to our research, more than 4 million unique monthly visitors to our digital communities, 18,200+ students to our training programs and 225,000 delegates to our events.

About Align

Align is a premier global provider of technology infrastructure solutions. For over 35 years, leading firms worldwide have relied on Align to guide them through IT challenges, delivering complete, secure solutions for business change and growth. Align is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has offices in New York City, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Arizona, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia.

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“Align is our trusted provider for all our Managed Services and cybersecurity needs. They provide us best-in-class IT services that not only help drive productivity and growth, but ensure we meet both current and evolving compliance and security requirements with ease. As consultants to financial advisors, trust and reliability are indispensable to our operations, which is why we never hesitate to refer Align to our very own client base. Align isn’t just our partner, they are an extension of our team. We look forward to entrusting them with our IT infrastructure for years to come.”

Ed Fasano - Experienced Advisory Consultants LLC