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Erick Simpson

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January 16th, 2019 | Erick Simpson
 
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December 14th, 2018 | ChannelPro
Join Erick, Rich, and some unusual hats as they review the latest firewall with SD-WAN functionality, the rewards of giving yourself a holiday gift in the form of a rate increase, and the mixed blessing of living in a place where the streets are paved with chocolate. - read more
 
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November 28th, 2018 | Tobias Hough
 
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November 28th, 2018 | Tobias Hough

Co-Founder of one of the first "Pure Play" MSPs in the industry and creator of the MSP Mastered™ Methodology for Managed Services business performance improvement and the Vendor Channel Maturity Level Index™ that identifies IT channel program maturation for strategic growth, Erick Simpson is a strategic technology business growth and transformation specialist. He is experienced in improving top and bottom-line business performance by increasing operational efficiencies, boosting marketing and lead generation outcomes, accelerating sales velocity, shortening sales cycles and maximizing service efficiencies.

With over 30 years of experience in the IT industry as an Enterprise CIO, MSP, Strategic Coach and Consultant, Erick is a Business Process Improvement Expert with hundreds of successful IT Solution Provider, MSP and Cloud practice business improvement consulting engagement outcomes.

One of the most prolific, recognized and sought-after  IT business and channel improvement and transformation experts, authors and speakers in the industry, Erick has contributed to numerous industry publications and spoken at hundreds of events.

His published works include "The Guide to a Successful Managed Services Practice"; the definitive book on Managed Services, “The Best I.T. Sales & Marketing BOOK EVER!”, “The Best I.T. Service Delivery BOOK EVER!” and “The Best NOC and Service Desk Operations BOOK EVER!”, along with 50 Best Practice Guides.

Erick has directly worked with hundreds of IT solution provider and MSP clients to improve their business outcomes, and led dozens of engagements on both the buy and sell sides of the M&A process. He also crafts channel growth strategies and partner acquisition and enablement programs for IT industry vendors and distributors. His prior experience includes overseeing the design, development and implementation of Enterprise-level Help Desks and Call Centers for Fortune 1000 organizations.

Visit www.ericksimpson.com to learn more about Erick’s MSP Business Transformation and IT Channel Strategy Services

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September 17th, 2018 | ChannelPro
Erick and Rich have Ingram Micro, the Internet of Things, turning team members into team leaders, and the filthiest surface at most airports (which may surprise you) on their minds. Listen in as they talk it out! - read more
 
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September 10th, 2018 | ChannelPro
Broadcasting from an airport somewhere or another, Rich joins Erick for a chat about Kaseya buying RapidFire Tools, a must-read book on growing a consulting practice, and the new number to beat for most sausages made in a minute, according to the recently published 2019 Guinness Book of World Records. - read more
 
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September 4th, 2018 | ChannelPro
Laboring a bit on Labor Day, Erick and Rich discuss new rules for Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider program that have just gone into effect, the importance of budgeting money for customer appreciation activities, and recent research indicating that about a quarter of us would rather be naked in public than without our smartphone. - read more
 
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August 27th, 2018 | ChannelPro
Where there's smoke, there's Erick and Rich discussing StorageCraft's latest products, the rewards of mentoring, and a solution that brings sleepy office workers coffee via drones. - read more
 
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August 20th, 2018 | ChannelPro
This week, Erick and Rich have Carbonite's new partner strategy, advice on leveraging distributor and vendor facilities to drive sales, and a leading airline's decision to accept miniature horses as comfort animals on their agenda. Take a break and enjoy! - read more
 
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August 13th, 2018 | ChannelPro
This week Erick and Rich (plus Erick's Amazon Echo, in an uninvited cameo appearance) discuss WatchGuard's new AI-powered firewall OS, the secrets to onboarding managed services clients profitably, and a disruptive new service called Amish Uber. - read more
 

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