Press Release

MPA Networks Named to CRN’s Managed Service Provider 500 List

Company Recognized for Forward-Thinking Approach to Meeting the Needs of Today’s IT Channel

Belmont, Calif., February 20, 2014 – MPA Networks (MPA), the longest serving Northern California IT consulting firm, today announced it has been named to CRN’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Pioneer 250. CRN is the leading media outlet for vendors and solution providers attempting to understand sales and service channels. It selected the top MSPs in order to bring clarity to the decision-making process.

 The annual list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose cutting-edge approach to managed services puts end-user customers in the best position to improve efficiencies, cut costs and speed time to market for their own products and services.

“We are honored to be named to CRN’s MSP 500 list,” said Michael Price, CEO of MPA. “We align technology with the business needs and objectives of our clients. Our priority is to keep businesses running smoothly, productively and reliably now and into the future.”

This year, CRN’s MSP500 is broken down into several categories. The MSP Pioneer 250, which includes MPA, recognizes IT firms with a business model heavily weighted toward managed services focused on small and medium size businesses.

“The managed services landscape continues to evolve rapidly as organizations are discovering they can impact both bottom-line and top-line growth,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “When it comes to strong managed services and off-premise solutions, these companies are the industry’s proven leaders, showing just how they can change the game for their customers and we congratulate them on their success.”

Coverage of the MSP500 will be featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at


About MPA Networks
MPA Networks, IT-strong for 30 years, is the oldest IT service company in Northern California. The company’s IT Managed Services include IT consulting, productivity analysis and consulting, network and server management, MIS manager services, backup and disaster recovery and cloud solutions.

MPA has an exemplary record of client retention; some clients have been with the firm for over 20 years. Its roster of past and present clients includes a wide range of companies including Dreiling Terrones Architecture; Le Boulanger; McAfee®; Mount Eden Investment Advisors; Owen, Wickersham and Erickson; Ray Charles Enterprises; Security Pacific Bank; and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

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About the Channel Company

The Channel Company is the sales channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology sales channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

Media Contact:
Miriam Schaffer
The Placemaking Group
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