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February 1, 2022 |

Meet the 2022 Peer of the Year Nominees

This year’s nominees shared actionable advice on topics such as growing a business, partnering successfully, securing yourself and your business, hiring neurodiverse employees, and more.

The ChannelPro Network has named Oli Thordarson (pictured), founder and CEO of Alvaka Networks, as the winner of the yearly honor for MSPs and VARs who have shared especially powerful peer-to-peer business advice.

Each month during the calendar year, ChannelPro invites a successful MSP, value-added reseller, or solution provider to share his or her story in the Peer to Peer feature that runs in the digital and print issues of ChannelPro magazine. The column provides actionable advice on topics such as growing a business, improving operations and service delivery, developing new lines of business, hiring and retention, building sales and marketing strategies, and creating and nurturing corporate culture.

All 12 stories in 2021, along with additional nominations received from the ChannelPro Network audience of readers and vendors, were considered for ChannelPro’s third annual Peer of the Year award by the publication’s editors, who selected the one they believe readers could learn the most from and immediately apply to their own business. Thordarson’s story detailed how he created a rapid response brand for Alvaka Networks and built out a SOC as part of the company’s always-on business model.

Read actionable advice below from the nominees whose stories were published in ChannelPro in 2021.

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Speaking the Language of Your Customers

January 20, 2021 |

Preactive IT Solutions transformed its business by putting a vertical stake in the ground and aggressively marketing that expertise.

Building a Rapid Response Brand

February 22, 2021 |

Alvaka Networks carved a unique identity through an always-on business model and peerless execution that has enabled it to go upmarket.

Get on the Fast Track with the Right Partners

March 22, 2021 |

Techvera leverages the resources of carefully selected vendors to leapfrog to growth and profitability goals.

Expanding the Circle of Safety

April 26, 2021 |

CDN Technologies has a three-pronged approach to safety: protecting clients, employees, and the MSP business.

Breaking into New Technology with Partners

May 20, 2021 |

Choosing its strategic alliances wisely, MiradorIT has been able to grow new business and enter emerging markets.

Fueling Innovation with Neurodiversity

June 23, 2021 |

3rd Element Consulting’s culture of inclusivity is the foundation of the firm’s hypergrowth trajectory.

The Road to Success Is Paved with Service

July 23, 2021 |

Blanco I.T. prioritizes excellence and commitment in caring for customers and community—a modus operandi that reaps immeasurable returns.

Avenues to Co-Managed IT Opportunities

August 19, 2021 |

Fast Computers leveraged partnerships and referrals to gain access to larger companies and build on a fast-growing co-managed IT line of business.

The Human Condition

September 20, 2021 |

SabinoCompTech develops deep, trust-based customer relationships by wearing its heart on its sleeve and focusing on people over technology.

Lessons on Leadership

October 21, 2021 |

Wisdom passed down through generations has helped execute on its vision of building and scaling a security-first business with a great company culture.


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