August 1, 2017

ConnectWise CEO Arnie Bellini Recognized on CRN’s Top 100 Executives and Top 25 Disrupters Lists

TAMPA, Fla. - Aug. 1, 2017ConnectWise®, a company that transforms how technology solution providers build, manage, and grow their businesses, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ConnectWise CEO Arnie Bellini to its 2017 Top 100 Executives list and further designated him one of the industry’s Top 25 Disrupters.

The annual Top 100 Executives list recognizes leaders from the technology industry who have played an integral role in shaping today’s IT channel, whether by driving huge cultural shifts, creating rich new opportunities, or forging innovative routes to success. The Top 25 Disrupters list highlights list members who are leading the charge beyond traditional IT challenges and revolutionizing the market.

Bellini, who was selected as a CRN Channel Chief earlier this year, said he is honored to be included on the Top 100 Executives and the Top 25 Disrupters lists. “At ConnectWise, we view the world of IT as an opportunity to challenge boundaries and expand the ecosystem at every turn,” he said. “This deeply rooted mindset – along with the support, commitment, and hard work of more than 850 ConnectWise colleagues – has allowed us to blaze new trails in solving customer issues, creating new efficiencies, and shaking up the status quo.”

He pointed to the evolution of ConnectWise’s business management suite as an example of how forward-looking thinking has changed the channel and benefitted the technology solution provider’s (TSPs) ability to streamline operations, increase accountability, and grow profitability.

“We understood early on how many TSPs were struggling because of the time and effort required to cobble together different solutions from different vendors. ConnectWise was the first to address this problem by unifying a comprehensive suite of solutions that would allow TSPs to efficiently manage all their critical business operations, including professional services automation, remote monitoring and management, automated quotes and proposals, remote control and remote access, and, most recently, cloud service management,” Bellini said.

Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, said that because today’s IT ecosystem is undergoing major changes from a disruptive, technological innovation boom to the unprecedented shift to a services-driven market, both technology suppliers and solution providers require strong leadership and vision to maintain a competitive edge. “CRN’s 2017 Top 100 Executives actively embody these qualities, providing the exemplary guidance their companies need to thrive in this new environment and move the IT channel forward,” he said.

The Top 100 Executives list will be featured in the August 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/top100.