Network Management Group Inc., provider of IT and consulting and services, announced its CEO and co-founder, Steve Harper, has received an SMB 150 honor from SMB Nation and SMB Technology Network. The SMBTN is a membership organization for IT consultants, resellers and related professions which provide IT services and/or solutions to businesses and each year, it honors its 150 most influential members with the SMB 150 list.
“I’m exceptionally grateful to the channel community for recognizing the work I’ve done over the past several years. The SMB 150 Influencer award is a big honor. I’ve worked with a number of amazing mentors and colleagues, and I’d like to thank everyone who has helped me to develop the skills necessary to run a complex technical operation,” said Harper.
Harper’s recognition follows a two-phase voting process in which channel community members vote on 450 nominees. One the community has placed their vote, a panel of industry experts evaluate the nominees based on pre-established guidelines. The community’s vote counts for 40 percent of each nominee’s final score and the panel’s count for 60 percent. The expert panel consisted of Harry Brelsford, SMB Nation; Karl Palachuk, Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc.; Josh Peterson, MSP Score; Dave Seibert, IT Innovators; and Dan Wensley, Level Platforms.
“Building NMGI has been one of the most rewarding challenges of my life. I’m thankful to my colleagues, partners and clients for recognizing the success of NMGI, along with everyone involved with making it what it is today.”