Podcasts

MSP Voice Episode 28 – “MSP Pioneer” with Tim Shea

MSP Voice Episode 28 – “MSP Pioneer” with Tim Shea

MSP Voice Episode 28 – “MSP Pioneer” with Tim Shea

Tim has been an MSP Pioneer since the 90’s. After leaving a value added reseller in 1991 Tim started his own company because he saw the future in network services. In 1996 Tim and his partner realized that they need to provide their services for a fixed fee...hence pioneering the managed services model. Continue reading

MSP Voice Episode 27 – “Learn More With MSP” with John Watkins

MSP Voice Episode 27 – “Learn More With MSP” with John Watkins

MSP Voice Episode 27 – “Learn More With MSP” with John Watkins

John Watkins, who is an engineer by heart, started right out of high school in IT and later teamed up with a local break-fix shop that had multiple locations in the Tampa Bay area. After about 3 years they transition to full MSP and have been growing steadily ever since. As John says , “You’ll never learn more than working for an MSP”. Continue reading

MSP Voice Episode 26 – “Hospitality as a Vertical” with Krunal Patel

MSP Voice Episode 26 – “Hospitality as a Vertical” with Krunal Patel

MSP Voice Episode 26 – “Hospitality as a Vertical” with Krunal Patel

Krunal is in the UK and he and his company support the hospitality industry (hotels, coffee shops, etc). They’ve been in business since 2009 after Krunal saw some opportunities to consolidate IT services for hotels and retail outlets and provide a one stop shop. Since many hotels are owned by a franchisee Krunal and his team have carved out a great niche for their company.
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MSP Voice Episode 25 – “Technology Success” with Doug Miller

MSP Voice Episode 25 - "Technology Success"

MSP Voice Episode 25 - "Technology Success"

Doug is the founder and CEO of Brightworks Group. Brightworks has been in business for 7 years and they consider themselves at technology success providers. While similar to an MSP, Brightworks Group works with a unique set of customers focused in the high end financial and private equity services.  Continue reading

MSP Voice Episode 23 – “Association Nation” with Michael Drobnis

MSP Voice Episode 23 with Michael Drobnis

MSP Voice Episode 23 with Michael Drobnis

This week’s guest is Michael Drobnis from OptfinITy. Michael has been in business for 17 years. He started with basic break/fix doing a lot of the technical work but then moved to managed services where Michael took a more active role in managing the business. OptfinITy now has 14 employees and they focus a lot on associations. They also encourage their employees to be a member of a chamber of commerce. Continue reading

MSP Voice Episode 22 – “You’re never too young for IT” with Robert Merva

MSP Voice Episode 22 with Robert Merva

MSP Voice Episode 22 with Robert Merva

Starting at a young age, Robert started getting technical certifications. Before he graduated high school he was already doing a lot of IT work for the school district. This turned into a job with the school district after graduation but it wasn’t long before Robert decided he could make a business (and a living) out of helping people with their IT needs. Continue reading

MSP Voice Episode 21 – “FREE STUFF” with Joe Pannone

MSP Voice Episode 21 – “FREE STUFF” with Joe Pannone

MSP Voice Episode 21 – “FREE STUFF” with Joe Pannone

Joe started Forza soon after college and over the past 20+ years, he’s grown it into a successful MSP business. As Joe and his partners developed their business they also found work on the application development side of things. As they were growing, they used this expertise to develop dashboards for both Connectwise Manage and Kaseya. They now offer these dashboards for free to any MSP. Continue reading

MSP Voice Episode 20 – “How do you CRM?” with Florian Militaru

MSP Voice Episode 20 – “How do you CRM?” with Florian Militaru

MSP Voice Episode 20 – “How do you CRM?” with Florian Militaru

This week I talk to Florian Militaru who owns PRO in the Chicago area. Florian came to the US from Romania and started his business in 2003. PRO focuses on residential, break-fix and even some managed services. To run his business, Florian started working with an open source CRM solution, https://suitecrm.com/ and has developed modules that connect to multiple systems and is now his PSA. While not for everyone, developing your own solutions based on open source can save you a lot of money! Continue reading

MSP Voice Episode 19 – Bart Barcewicz from B Suite Cyber Security

MSP Voice Episode 19 – Bart Barcewicz

MSP Voice Episode 19 – Bart Barcewicz

MSP Voice Episode 19 with Bart Barcewicz

October is national cybersecurity month so this week’s guest is Bart Barcewicz from B Suite Cyber Security. Bart and Doug Hazelman discuss security practices in general as well as some things you need to do to make sure you and your customers are secure. Bart also shares some great advice for starting out: “if you want something you’ve never had, you’re going to have to do something you’ve never done Continue reading

MSP Voice Episode 17 – Jay Wong from Xyber Solutions

MSP Voice Episode 17 – Jay Wong

MSP Voice Episode 17 – Jay Wong

This week’s guest is Jay Wong from Xyber Solutions in Perth Australia. Jay started is “PC shop” with a dream and a credit card and now runs a successful business with projects and customers in multiple countries. Jay shares his passion for technology and how he has grown his business. More about Jay’s story here: Daring to dream Continue reading