Datapipe breaks top 100 in 2017 CRN Fast Growth 150 list

We’re proud to announce that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Datapipe to its 2017 Fast Growth 150 list. The list is CRN’s annual ranking of North America-based technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants with gross sales of at least $1 million who have experienced significant economic growth over the past two years.

This is our first year breaking the top 100 and our third year in a row appearing on the list, coming in this year at number 67. The ranking is a testament to Datapipe’s momentum over the last year.

Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, had the following to say about this year’s rankings: “The companies on CRN’S 2017 Fast Growth 150 list are thriving in what is now a very tumultuous, demanding IT channel climate. This remarkable group of solution providers have successfully adapted to a landmark industry shift away from the traditional VAR business model to a more services-driven approach, outpacing competitors and emerging as true channel leaders.”

2017 has been a year of incredible growth for Datapipe. We recently achieved AWS Microsoft Workloads and Storage Competency Status, as well as eleven Microsoft Partner Competencies for Managed Services across a wide range of Microsoft technologies.

On top of achieving these competencies with our partners, here are a few other accolades we received in this year alone:

The Fast Growth 150 list is highlighted in the August issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com/fastgrowth150.

Rich Dolan serves as Senior Director of Rackspace Corporate Marketing, which includes analyst relations, public and media relations, blog, customer reference, social marketing, brand and content management. Previously Senior Vice President of Marketing for Datapipe, Rich made the move to Rackspace after it acquired Datapipe in late 2017. Rich spent 16 years at Datapipe, developing and driving its world class marketing team as the company grew into one of the leading global managed service providers, from the early days as a start up to a global enterprise player. He built and oversaw digital marketing and demand generation, event management, content management, internal communications, brand management, partner marketing and web properties. Rich managed the consolidation of marketing resources from five acquisitions, and led Datapipe to thirteen Gartner Magic Quadrant recognitions across the globe, including four placements in the Leaders quadrant. Before Datapipe, Rich spent four years with web design firm RareMedium, where he designed and architected web presences and client facing applications for Madison Square Garden, JP Morgan, Atlantis, XM Radio and Credit Suisse First Boston. Rich graduated summa cum laude from the New York Institute of Technology with a BA in computer graphics. He lives in New York with his wife and daughter.