2022 Fast Growth 150: The Top 25 Solution Providers

Here are the top 25 companies on this year’s Fast Growth 150 list, which ranks solution providers with gross annual sales of at least $1 million by their two-year growth rate.

Forging Ahead At Top Speed

The channel has faced serious headwinds as solution providers and their customers have wrestled with the global pandemic, economic uncertainty, employee shortages, ongoing supply chain issues and other challenges in the last two-plus years.

And yet many solution providers have not only survived but thrived as they navigate changes in IT needs and usage including the rapid shift to work-from-home and hybrid workplaces, high demand for cybersecurity solutions, and the ongoing migration to cloud computing.

“We’re growing like crazy,” said Michelle Accardi, CEO of Logically, a Portland, Maine-based MSP and MSSP that works with both customers and other solution providers, in an interview with CRN.

The CRN Fast Growth 150 list ranks solution providers with annual sales of at least $1 million by their average two-year revenue growth rate (this year between 2019 and 2021).

Overall, this year’s Fast Growth 150 recorded an average two-year growth rate of 96 percent. That’s up from 83 percent average growth for the Fast Growth 150 list in 2021, but below the 101 percent growth recorded by the 2020 Fast Growth 150 class.

The 150 companies on this year’s list collectively generated revenue of $82.40 billion in 2021. That’s down from $94.78 billion for the 2021 Fast Growth 150, but considerably above the $37.80 billion collectively reported by the Fast Growth 150 in 2020. (The cumulative revenue figure can vary widely year to year depending on the mix of small and large companies on the list.)

While organic growth certainly plays a major role in many solution providers’ overall growth rate, mergers and acquisitions are often a major factor in boosting a company’s Fast Growth 150 ranking.

Some solution providers on this year’s Fast Growth 150 are well-known names in the channel including SADA Systems (No. 9), Denali Advanced Integration (No. 27), Converge Technology Solutions (No. 30), Slalom Consulting (No. 63), EPAM Systems (No. 68), ePlus Technology (No. 72), Carahsoft Technology (No. 89), and GreenPages Technology Solutions (No. 144).

This year’s Fast Growth 150 also includes a number of solution providers that are appearing on the list for the first time including ExterNetworks (No. 5 with 295.5 percent growth), 5 Point Technology (No. 13 with 221.4 percent growth) and BlackHawk Data (No. 16 with 203.6 percent growth).

The following are the 25 solution providers with the highest growth rates in the CRN 2022 Fast Growth 150, starting with No. 25 and working up to No. 1 - the solution provider with the fastest growth rate over the last two years. The complete list can be found at www.CRN.com.

No. 25: BCM One

Location: New York

Two-Year Growth Rate: 177.53 percent

Top Executive: Geoff Bloss, CEO

BCM One specializes in providing next-generation communications solutions, including SIP trunking and managed SIP, and a range of managed services such as SD-WAN, secure access service edge (SASE) and Office 365 – all bundled to help clients better manage their IT spending.

BCM One’s revenue got a boost in November 2021 when it acquired CoreDial, a leading white-label UCaaS platform provider.

No. 24: DMD Systems Recovery

Location: Tempe, Ariz.

Two-Year Growth Rate: 178.69 percent

Top Executive: Aaron Zeper, CEO

Two issues that keep many IT executives awake at night are data security and sustainability. And both can become big problems when aging IT assets – from data center systems to mobile devices – are improperly disposed of.

DMD Systems Recovery provides IT asset disposition (ITAD) solutions and services for businesses looking to decommission their data center, end-user compute, and mobile IT assets for redeployment or resale and ensure any data on those devices is completely eliminated.

DMD is certified AAA by the National Association for Information Destruction and ensures that its data destruction services adhere to NIST 800-88 guidelines. The company is also certified for R2, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 to minimize the social and environmental impacts of recycling electronic waste.

No. 23: 10Pearls

Location: Vienna, Va.

Two-Year Growth Rate: 178.80 percent

Top Executive: Imran Aftab, CEO

Founded in 2004 by brothers Imran and Zeeshan Aftab, 10Pearls has grown into a global solution provider with over 1,200 employees in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Dubai, Pakistan and Columbia. The company provides end-to-end digital technology services to help clients digitize their existing businesses, re-architect their legacy IT infrastructures, build innovative new products, and find the right talent to augment their clients’ own teams.

10Pearls solutions span software development, DevOps and CloudOps, security, data and analytics, mobility and user experience. In addition to working with platforms from Salesforce, ServiceNow and other vendors, the company also has expertise in leading-edge technologies such as AI, computer vision, IoT, augmented and virtual reality and blockchain.

No. 22: Anatomy_IT

Location: White Plains, N.Y.

Two-Year Growth Rate: 181.01 percent

Top Executive: Daniel Spitzer, CRO

Anatomy_IT provides a complete set of managed services and professional services aimed at powering, securing, and transforming healthcare businesses with solutions around cybersecurity, cloud computing, HIPAA compliance, IT consulting, and more.

Anatomy_IT was formed last year through the merger of solution providers Compufit and StratXit, but the company has roots going back over 30 years with a strong focus on cybersecurity and providing clients in the healthcare industry with a virtual chief information security officer.

No. 21: Prescriptive Data Solutions

Location: San Antonio

Two-Year Growth Rate: 182.73 percent

Top Executive: Terry Murray, President

Prescriptive Data Solutions provides a wide range of IT solutions and managed services. The company’s broad list of solution offerings includes on-premises, cloud, and hybrid cloud infrastructure solutions; networking, collaboration, UCaaS and voice services; and solutions around security.

The enterprise solution provider’s lineup of managed services cover Microsoft 365, cloud, network management, workforce collaboration, and security, the latter including endpoint protection, monitoring, email protection, and business continuity.

No. 20: Bluum

Location: Phoenix

Two-Year Growth Rate: 183.64 percent

Top Executive: Erez Pikar, CEO

A focus on the education market is keeping Bluum on a fast growth path. The 45-plus-year-old company provides educators with solutions around computers, interactive devices, audio visual systems, cybersecurity, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Around those products and technologies Bluum offers services in IT consulting and design, integration and installation, leasing and finance, warranties and repair, professional development, technical support and buyback programs.

Schools’ needs for cybersecurity has evolved in recent years including changes brought about by hybrid and remote learning. In June Bluum launched a new, comprehensive security offering, including security assessment services, to help schools protect against cyberattacks.

No. 19: Rhize Tech

Location: Edwards, Colo.

Two-Year Growth Rate: 187.71 percent

Top Executive: Terry Williams, CEO

Rhize Tech provides professional, managed, and cloud services, along with hardware and software sales, with a focus on connecting remote locations.

The solution provider offers professional services around network assessments, network infrastructure, wireless networking, communications and collaboration, security and compliance, and servers and storage.

Managed services cover the data center, communications and collaboration, security, and LAN, WAN and Wi-Fi.

No. 18: ANC Group

Location: Greenville, S.C.

Two-Year Growth Rate: 200.00 percent

Top Executive: Brian Daughhetee, President and CEO

ANC Group, which serves clients in North and South Carolina, emphasizes its custom-tailored approach to its managed services and IT support services.

The company’s services portfolio includes system monitoring, intrusion protection, server virtualization, data protection, and virtual CIO for customers with anywhere from five to 50,000 users.

Clients can choose from ANC’s wide range of IT security services and cloud services around public and hybrid clouds. The company also provides hardware-as-a-service, network and hardware installation, structured cabling, and office relocation services.

No. 17: Steel Root

Location: Salem, Mass.

Two-Year Growth Rate: 203.07 percent

Top Executive: Ryan Heidorn, Managing Director

Steel Root provides end-to-end cybersecurity and compliance solutions and services for U.S. government and defense contractors under DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement), FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation), and export controls.

The company offers cybersecurity assessments, threat detection and monitoring via its co-managed security operations center, vulnerability management, security controls testing, insider threat protection, incident response, and threat intelligence.

SteelRoot also provides managed security services and managed IT services, the latter from help desk to strategic planning.

No. 16: BlackHawk Data

Location: New York

Two-Year Growth Rate: 203.64 percent

Top Executive: Maryann Pagano, CEO

Managed services and IT solutions provider BlackHawk Data is a woman-owned business serving both public sector entities and private enterprises. The company emphasizes its expertise in IT implementation projects, including system design and deployment and network/systems integration.

Clients can choose from a wide range of IT solutions including data center, security, mobility, networking, hybrid cloud, and Amazon Web Services. BlackHawk also offers managed services, assessments, planning, maintenance, and design and integration services.

No. 15: Nordicom Technologies

Location: Novi, Mich.

Two-Year Growth Rate: 205.33 percent

Top Executive: Miles Olson, CEO

Nordicom Technologies is an AT&T platinum elite partner and Microsoft cloud solution provider partner that’s focused on bringing technology procurement and consulting services to complex multi-site customer engagements.

Included in the company’s services lineup are auditing, planning, design, implementation, and managed or co-managed services around internet and WAN, unified communications and collaboration, cybersecurity, cloud and IoT. Technology lifecycle management is a key area of expertise.

No. 14: The [Re]Design Group

Location: Hermosa Beach, Calif.

Two-Year Growth Rate: 206.27 percent

Top Executive: Phil Sanginario, CEO

[Re]Design is a global technology and cybersecurity consulting firm that leverages design thinking, interdependent subject matter expertise, and emerging technology solutions to help clients transform their organizations.

The company provides a wide range of services around business transformation, cybersecurity, and system design and implementation. And it offers the latest in managed services delivered as a SaaS subscription.

No. 13: 5 Point Technology

Location: Plymouth, Mass.

Two-Year Growth Rate: 221.38 percent

Top Executive: Alexander Hamwey, Founder and CEO

5 Point Technology is a full-service IT security and infrastructure provider that touts its ability to deliver modern, resilient and agile IT solutions.

The company offers professional services around IT infrastructure including storage and hyperconverged infrastructure management, virtualization, cloud and hybrid cloud deployment and management, network monitoring and management, and data protection.

On the security side 5 Point provides a complete line of security services including managed detection and response, program and framework development, endpoint detection and response, and system monitoring and patching.

No. 12: Wursta

Location: Austin, Texas

Two-Year Growth Rate: 235.25 percent

Top Executive: Matt Wursta, Founder and CEO

Wursta founder Matt Wursta previously worked at Google and he is leveraging his experience there to bring the benefits of the Google Cloud to clients.

The company provides Google Workspace migration, onboarding, security, optimization and support, along with services around cloud transformation including application modernization, custom application development, and cloud cost comparison.

No. 11: Network to Code

Location: New York

Two-Year Growth Rate: 241.13 percent

Top Executive: John Marchese, CEO

Network to Code helps businesses transform how their IT networks are deployed, managed, and consumed on a day-to-day basis by utilizing network automation and DevOps technologies and principles to reduce manual inefficiencies and operating costs.

Using a vendor- and tool-agnostic approach, Network to Code offers services for network provisioning, security and compliance, network telemetry and analytics, workflow automation, and training and enablement, among others.

Key to the firm’s offerings is Nautobot, a platform that replaces spreadsheets with a trusted source of data that enables good data hygiene. Nautobot allows businesses to define custom fields and adheres to data standards for safety and security.

No. 10: Intuitive Technology Partners

Location: Edison, N.J.

Two-Year Growth Rate: 264.14 percent

Top Executive: Jay Modh, Founder and CEO

Intuitive Technology Partners’ mission is building bridges between business and technology while investing in technology innovation and transparency, equality and inclusion.

Intuitive offers solutions for cloud and DevOps, data center, software-defined networking and SD-WAN, and wireless and mobility – all wrapped with advanced professional and advisory services, managed services, talent acquisition assistance and global deployment services.

In May, Intuitive Technology Partners achieved a VMware Master Services Competency in Cloud Management and Automation, it’s fourth such VMware competency. It follows earlier VMware Master Services Competencies in VMware Cloud on AWS, Data Center Virtualization, and Network Virtualization.

No. 9: SADA Systems

Location: North Hollywood, Calif.

Two-Year Growth Rate: 265.44 percent

Top Executive: Tony Safoian, President and CEO

SADA, a Los Angeles-based solution provider and IT consultancy, has experienced explosive growth thanks to its superstar status as a Google Cloud Premier Partner.

With a focus on cloud services and solutions, SADA’s expertise in cloud migration through Google Cloud Platform bolsters business operations and outcomes. Through infrastructure modernization, smart analytics, cloud security and application development, SADA works in an array of industries to help businesses maximize their profit and accelerate business innovation.

SADA provides deep expertise around Google Workspaces and offers Cloudquarters, a go-to hub to empower its customer community to embrace the new remote/hybrid workforce.

In July SADA hired VMware global channel chief Sandy Hogan as its new chief revenue officer.

No. 8: Clutch Solutions

Location: Mesa, Ariz.

Two-Year Growth Rate: 277.37 percent

Top Executive: Garrette Backie, Founder and CEO

Clutch Solutions offers a variety of solutions in IT infrastructure, networking, servers, client devices and desktop management, as well as services around IT support and IT staffing for its expansive customer base.

Working with vendors such as Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Dell Technologies, Clutch prides itself on its 20-plus years of experience in IT modernization, performance enhancement and cybersecurity offerings.

Clutch Solutions is a Native American certified Minority Business Enterprise member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

No. 7: Mission Cloud Services

Location: Los Angeles

Two-Year Growth Rate: 287.83 percent

Top Executive: Simon Anderson, Founder and CEO

Mission Cloud Services, an Amazon Web Services Premier Consulting Partner, offers solutions, managed services and professional services for businesses and organizations who are using – or migrating to – the AWS cloud.

The cloud MSP’s services cover cloud architecture and engineering, cloud operations and management, and cost optimization and governance. Offered professional services include cloud consulting and migration. The company has expertise in moving Microsoft workloads to AWS, and in application development, data analytics and machine learning.

In June, Mission Cloud acquired Nashville-based Dozen Software to bolster its application development and creative design expertise. Dozen Software is an expert in utilizing AWS for software projects and understands how to design, build and optimize AWS cloud applications.

And just last week the solution provider achieved AWS Service Delivery designation for Amazon QuickSight.

No. 6: DoIT International

Location: Santa Clara, Calif.

Two-Year Growth Rate: 288.89 percent

Top Executive: Yoav Toussia-Cohen, CEO

DoiT International provides a multitude of cloud services such as cloud consulting and engineering, cloud cost optimization, data machine intelligence, and Kubernetes deployment and training. Using machine learning, DoIT enables businesses to transform their IT operations for the modern workplace.

DoIT belongs to ISV partner programs for both AWS and Google Cloud.

DoiT won Google Cloud’s Global Sales Partner of the Year award in June, recognition for its achievements in helping joint customers maximize the value of the Google Cloud ecosystem by streamlining operations through intelligent technology, expert consultancy and unlimited support.

No. 5: ExterNetworks

Location: Piscataway, N.J.

Two-Year Growth Rate: 293.46 percent

Top Executive: Malik Zakaria, Managing Director

Managed services and solution provider ExterNetworks offers services across a broad swath of technologies including AI, cloud, high-performance computing, cybersecurity, and data and analytics, as well as staffing and mission support services – the latter including supply chain logistics, training, and professional and technical services.

As a talent acquisition firm, the company is proficient in recruitment services and has been providing permanent staffing solutions since 2001.

ExterNetworks offers what it describes as sustainable, cost-effective managed services that help clients increase productivity, reduce costs and streamline operations. The wide portfolio of projects and solutions range from eBusiness, to web development and application development, to 24/7 help desk support.

No. 4: Blue.cloud

Location: Tampa, Fla.

Two-Year Growth Rate: 417.72 percent

Top Executive: Kerem Koca, Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Digital strategy and cloud solutions provider Blue.cloud offers services and expertise in AI, data engineering and analytics, cloud operations, digital services and digital transformation.

Blue.cloud is able to leverage its partnerships with companies like Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, AWS, Snowflake and ThoughtSpot to help clients transform their business operations to the cloud.

This year Blue.cloud has achieved several milestones including expanding its artificial intelligence capabilities, declaring data science to be a core service, continuing to invest in its partnerships, and adding multiple key accounts to its client base.

No. 3: Striveworks

Location: Austin, Texas

Two-Year Growth Rate: 485.02 percent

Top Executive: James Rebesco, Co-Founder and CEO

Striveworks provides a machine learning operations platform (MLOps) and services expertise in operational data science for customers in national security and highly regulated industries. The Austin, Texas-based company says its goal is to enable engineers and business professionals to transform data into actionable insights.

No. 2: Valeo Networks

Location: Rockledge, Fla.

Two-Year Growth Rate: 562.29 percent

Top Executive: Travis Mack, President and CEO

Valeo Networks identifies itself first and foremost as a managed security service provider (MSSP) with a security operations center, 24/7 network monitoring, and backup and disaster recovery services, to name a few. But its offerings span a broad range of managed IT services (including hosted VoIP and Office 365 migration), IT consulting, cloud solutions, cybersecurity and compliance.

Valeo has been on an acquisition spree the last two years, buying multiple managed services providers including Next I.T., On Time Tech, Arctic MSP, Network Management Services and Etech Solutions.

No. 1: Computacenter United States

Location: San Francisco

Two-Year Growth Rate: 772.55 percent

Top Executive: Kevin Shank, President, North America

Computacenter United States is No. 1 on this year’s Fast Growth 150 list with an impressive 772.55 percent two-year growth rate. The solution provider, with global headquarters in Hatfield, U.K., has been establishing its presence in the U.S. through a series of acquisitions including FusionStorm in late 2018 and Pivot Technology Solutions in November 2020 – acquisitions that undoubtedly account for a big part of the company’s rapid growth.

With modern collaboration efforts Computacenter bolsters next-generation data centers with private cloud solutions that enable hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud networks. The company provides security, application, data and cloud solutions and also has a strong focus on sustainability.

Computacenter just acquired Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based solution provider Business IT Source in July, providing Computacenter with a new integration center to serve more Midwest regional customers.

The Business IT Source acquisition does not factor into Computacenter’s Fast Growth 150 ranking this year. But the acquisition could boost its standing in 2023 given that Business IT Source is No. 49 on this year’s list with 83.2 percent growth.