TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectWise, developer of the leading business management solution designed exclusively for IT service providers, VARs and MSPs, today announced that its CEO Arnie Bellini, President and COO David Bellini, CTO Linda Brotherton and Director of ConnectWise Community Jeannine Edwards have been named in the MSPmentor 250 report, an annual look at the executives, entrepreneurs, experts, coaches and community leaders shaping the global managed services market.
With roots and experience as a local IT solutions company competing in a rapidly changing marketplace, ConnectWise executives were once again recognized for their experience in the channel, domain expertise and thought leadership in the industry. All four of the ConnectWise executive team honored as part of the MSPmentor 250 have previously won multiple accolades from peer groups, industry organizations and trade publications for their work over the past 29 years as key members of a successful MSP that has developed a comprehensive platform which enables its partners to achieve the highest levels of profitability and service to their clients.
Arnie Bellini first built ConnectWise into a top IT solutions provider serving Tampa, Fla. By 1998, Bellini pushed ConnectWise beyond IT solutions and launched work on a business management software platform for VARs and MSPs. Positioned as a business operating system, ConnectWise's software is now used by more than 4,000 IT services companies and over 55,000 IT professionals worldwide. The next major ConnectWise evolution started in 2010, when ConnectWise Capital incrementally invested in LabTech Software, CharTec and most recently Quosal. Bellini has also evangelized IT Nation — his term for solutions providers that successfully serve SMB customers.
ConnectWise Co-founder, President and COO David Bellini oversees ConnectWise operational activities and also manages the ConnectWise Capital investment fund. Prior to shifting duties to COO in 2009, David led ConnectWise IT, a successful Tampa Bay area MSP. While he continues to provide direction to the local MSP business, his focus in recent months has included partner support, consulting and community initiatives.
With more than 25 years of expertise in software development, Brotherton is responsible for the development of the ConnectWise professional service automation (PSA) application and oversees the creation of practical design methods critical to ongoing product enhancements. She has continued to expand on the product's functionality and integration with leading business management software products including managed services applications, financial and accounting systems, quoting and more.
Edwards has more than 13 years of B2B development experience. As the Director of the ConnectWise Community, Edwards and her team develop and manage the company's channel community relationships from both the partner and vendor perspective. Edwards' charter is to identify and provide conduits for the ConnectWise community to connect and collaborate with each other and with ConnectWise. Edwards and her team also manage and cultivate the ConnectWise integration relationships.
"I speak for David, Linda, Jeannine and myself when I say that it is a tremendous honor to once again be selected as part of the MSPmentor 250," said Arnie Bellini. "Our inclusion is a validation of our hard work in energizing the IT Nation through leadership in the managed services space. We congratulate all of our partners included on this prestigious list and look forward to working together as part of a larger community for our joint benefit."
The list of all persons named in the report is currently available at the MSPmentor 250 center. A more complete report will be available for downloading as a PDF from MSPmentor's Resource Center in September.
ConnectWise's suite of business automation and IT integration tools including IT service software, quoting tools, application development and consulting. For a complete list of products see www.connectwise.com/products.php.
Designed exclusively for the IT Channel, ConnectWise is the leading business management solution for service providers, MSPs, technology consultants, integrators, and developers. Today more than 55,000 IT professionals rely on ConnectWise to achieve greater accountability, operational efficiency and profitability. ConnectWise fully integrates CRM, sales, help desk ticket and tracking, project tracking, IT service management, SLAs, dispatch scheduling, mobile IT services, time and expenses into a singular IT management software to dramatically streamline IT companies. Over the last 29 years, ConnectWise has become the premier business operating system for IT solution providers. ConnectWise APIs are accessed by over 300 organizations, including ConnectWise partners and industry leaders of the IT Nation. For more information visit www.ConnectWise.com or call 800-671-6898.
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