Annual MSP 501 Identifies Best-in-Class Global MSP Businesses & Leading Trends in Managed Services
JULY 28, 2020: Venture Pointe, Inc. has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 2020 annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.
For the 13th year running, MSPs from around the globe completed an exhaustive survey and application this spring to self-report product offerings, annual total and recurring revenues, profits, revenue mix, growth opportunities, and company and customer demographic information. Applicants are ranked on a unique methodology that weights revenue figures according to long-term health and viability; commitment to recurring revenue; and operational efficiency.
Channel Futures is pleased to name Venture Pointe, Inc. to the 2020 MSP 501.
“Our team is extremely proud to receive this recognition. We sincerely thank the Channel Futures Team for their leadership, education for our industry, and certainly the recognition bestowed through this award. Additionally, we would like to thank our clients, and business partners, with a very special, thank you to our employees. All of whom have played a key part in this recognition.
To now be named within the top Managed Service Providers worldwide again this year, brings more attention to our organization during what has been both an extremely rewarding and challenging 2020 so far.” said Jim Satterwhite, Chief Executive Officer of Venture Pointe, Inc.
Being named locally as one of the “Fast Fifty”, recognizing the fifty fastest-growing companies in the Florida first coast region, and now adding this recognition at an international level all in the same month. Well honestly, “it is just a real blessing to get this kind of recognition for the consistent hard work our team performs.”
In the 13 years since its inception, the MSP 501 has evolved from a competitive ranking list into a vibrant group of service providers, vendors, distributors, consultants and industry analysts working together to define the growing managed service opportunity.
“For the third year running, the applicant pool for the annual MSP 501 has grown year-over-year, making this year’s list the most competitive in the survey’s history,” says Kris Blackmon, Senior Content Director at Channel Partners and Channel Futures. “The MSP 501 leveraged judgment methodology brand-new in 2020 to drill down into not just what makes a big managed service provider, but what makes a great managed service provider. The 2020 winners are truly the best examples of innovation, business acumen, and strategic savvy on the planet. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the 2020 winners and gratitude to the thousands of MSPs that have contributed to the continuing growth and success of both the 501 and the thriving managed services sector.”
Ten MSP 501 special award winners will be recognized at the MSP 501 Awards Gala at Channel Partners Virtual: Digital Events for the Modern Channel on September 8 – 10. Nominations for these special awards, including Digital Innovator of the Year, Executive of the Year and the Newcomer Award, were included in the MSP 501 application, and all candidates were encouraged to submit for them.
The data collected by the annual MSP 501 program drives Channel Partners’ and Channel Futures’ market intelligence insights, creating robust data sets and data-based trend reports that support our editorial coverage, event programming, community, and networking strategies and educational offerings. It serves as a lynchpin to dozens of programs and initiatives.
The complete 2020 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures.
The 2020 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Channel Futures and its sister site, Channel Partners. Data was collected online from Mar. 1 through June 30, 2018. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, profit margin, and other factors.
About Venture Pointe, Inc.
Venture Pointe is a Jacksonville, Florida based Managed Service Provider. Venture Pointe, provides all levels of business technology design and support. Established in 2012, Venture Pointe provides network support/design, cloud services, VoIP services, desktop/laptop builds, and support as well as all levels of data security/management. Providing virtually all aspects of business technologies to clients, both small and enterprise-level throughout the United States and reaching the UK. Venture Pointe is an award-winning service provider with the sole focus of superior client support through ethical and thoughtful business practices.
About Informa Tech
Channel Futures, Channel Partners Online, Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution are part of Informa Tech, a market-leading B2B information provider with depth and specialization in the Information and Communications (ICT) Technology sector. We help drive the future by inspiring the Technology community to design, build, and run a better digital world through our market-leading research, media, training, and event brands. Every year, we welcome 7,400+ subscribers to our research, more than 3.8 million unique visitors a month to our digital communities, 18,200+ students to our training programs, and 225,000 delegates to our events.
What is a Managed Service Provider (MSP)?
An MSP is a company that remotely manages a customer’s IT infrastructure and/or end-user systems, on a proactive basis
Being different in a crowded market
Venture Pointe prides itself on some pretty basic principles that a lot of MSPs seem to overlook: Always listening to their customers and delivering accordingly through clear, constant, non-technical communication regarding their networks, business relationships and technical needs.
Providing a vetted level of service and technology
Customers of Venture Pointe know that they are being provided a truly vetted level of service and technology. Venture Pointe actually speaks with its clients on a seemingly daily basis. Most MSP’s move away from and automate communication to the extent that their customers hardly know they are there. Our goal is to become ingrained in the day-to-day activity and planning with each client so that we are able to anticipate issues by supporting a deep level of involvement with well-trained technical staff and measurable execution.
In fact, for the previous two years 100% of our clients think:
Our clients range from sole proprietors to companies with thousands of employees, located throughout the United States. Venture Pointe supports clients in a very broad range of business, from accounting to yacht design covering roughly thirty-five lines of business.
2016 2017 & 2018
2017 Talking Cloud
2017 TechServe Alliance
2017 Insight Magazine
2018 BBB Torch Award
2018 Nassau Chamber
MSP Mentor/Channel Futures – Top 501 Managed Service Providers Worldwide
Top 100 Cloud Providers Worldwide
Service Excellence Award for small enterprises – honoring outstanding performance, productivity and a commitment to continuous improvement in IT and engineering solutions.
Named Top Ten Most Valuable Managed Service Providers
Northeast Florida Torch Award for Ethical Business Practices (finalist)
Final nominee for Small Business of the Year Award
BBB Accredited and A+ rated business
Please give us a call and let us show you how we can save your business money, provide a higher level of service and protect your data.
As a nominee for Nassau County Chamber of Commerce small business of the year award, Venture Pointe would like to congratulate everyone who was nominated for an award at and the winners at this year’s Annual Awards Dinner & Gala.
And the winners are…
LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Quality Health of Fernandina Beach
MEDIUM BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Nana Teresa’s Bake Shop
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Story & Song Bookstore Bistro
GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Traders Hill Farm
BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR
Brian Henning with Edward Jones
YOUNG BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR
Heather Bennett with Paisley Grace Makery
CUSTOMER SERVICE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Eric Belley with North Atlantic Painting Company, Inc.
NONPROFIT BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
2018 CHAIRMAN’S AWARD
HARRY HALLEY BOW TIE AWARD FOR VOLUNTEER EXCELLENCE
‘Through educational forums, ensuring our clients are receiving regular information on how to better their data management, and through constant network monitoring, the battle to protect your business’ data should never stop evolving.’
Venture Pointe, as a Managed Service Provider in the Jacksonville market, is continually trying to educate our clients on the importance of network security. The one thing that is always true; the pitfalls of data exposure are consistent. Most businesses fail to recognize “where” they have exposure, usually in simple circumstances, such as employees sending emails to themselves pertaining to work-related items.
Constant education and network management are genuinely at the core of what we do every day. See tech tips from other industry leaders!
Announcing the 2018 BBB Serving Northeast Florida & the Southeast Atlantic Torch Awards and Finalist for Business Ethics Winners
DATE October 15, 2018: Venture Pointe, Inc. ranks ‘Finalist’ for the 2018 BBB Atlantic Torch Awards for Business Ethics. BBB Serving Northeast Florida & The Southeast Atlantic proudly announces our 2018 Torch Awards for Ethics recipients and finalist. These local businesses generate a high level of trust among the community.
All for-profit businesses located in the 57 counties in North Florida, Southeast Georgia and the southernmost region of South Carolina who are in good standing with BBB Serving Northeast Florida and the Southeast Atlantic service area were eligible to apply.
The Torch Awards for Ethics honors companies whose leaders demonstrate a high level of personal character, ensuring that the organization’s practices meet the highest standards of ethics, and consequently generate trust. These companies generate a high level of trust among their employees, customers, and their communities. The award embodies BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust.
Without further ado, here are the 2018 winners:
Small Business Category:
Living Well Stores, Inc. (winner)
Venture Pointe, Inc. (finalist)
Medium Business Category:
Tree Tech Tree Service Inc. (winner)
“These businesses and their leaders help build a culture of trust, an important factor in today’s economy,” says BBB President Tom Stephens. “BBB looks forward to continuing to work with the recipients of this year’s Torch Award and expects to see a further positive impact on their local communities.”
BBB wants to thank all of our nominees who submitted a Torch Awards for Ethics application for your interest in celebrating ethical business practices and growing our community together.
11th Annual MSP 501 Identifies World’s Most Forward-Thinking MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services
DATE June 27, 2018: Venture Pointe, Inc. ranks among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures 11th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings.
The MSP 501 is the first, largest and most comprehensive ranking of managed service providers worldwide. This year Channel Futures received a record number of submissions. Applications poured in from Europe, Asia, South America and beyond.
As it has for the last three years, Channel Futures teamed with Clarity Channel Advisors to evaluate these progressive and forward-leaning companies. MSPs were ranked according to our unique methodology, which recognizes that not all revenue streams are created equal. We weighted revenue figures according to how well the applicant’s business strategy anticipates trends in the fast-evolving channel ecosystem.
“We at Venture Pointe are extremely appreciative of being named in the Channel Futures annual MSP 501, representing the top 501 Managed Service Providers worldwide.” This is our third consecutive year being named as part of this prestigious group. We are very proud of the fact we have achieved this ranking in three of the roughly five years of our existence. “This recognition would not be possible without the great team we have at Venture Pointe and the wonderful client base that has allowed us to grow as an organization, said Jim Satterwhite, CEO of Venture Pointe.”
Channel Futures is pleased to honor Venture Pointe, Inc.
The MSP 501 winners and award recipients will be recognized at a special ceremony at Channel Partners Evolution, held this year October 9-12 in Philadelphia, as well as in the Fall issue of Channel Partners Magazine.
“This year’s applicant pool was the largest and most diverse in the history of the survey, and our winners represent the health and progressivity of the managed services market,” says Kris Blackmon, Channel Futures content director and editor of the MSP 501. “They’re growing their revenue, expanding their customer influence and exploring new technology that will propel them for years to come.”
The full MSP 501 report, available this fall, will leverage applicant responses, interviews, and historical data to identify business and technology trends in the IT channel. Highlights will include:
The complete 2018 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures.
The 2018 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Channel Futures and its sister site, Channel Partners. Data was collected online from Feb. 28 through May 31, 2018. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors.
About Venture Pointe, Inc.: Venture Pointe, Inc. was founded in December 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. A Managed Service Provider supporting companies throughout the United States with additional support reaching to India and the UK. Offices located at 8659 Baypine Road, Suite 106, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
Venture Pointe provides Managed Services for business environments including desktop support and builds, “Pro-Active” network protection for primarily small to mid-sized businesses. Additional services include Cloud Services, Technology Consulting, Network Administration, Application Development, Disaster Recovery and Management, Exchange Management, and VOIP Telephone services.
Channel Futures, Channel Partners Online, Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution are part of Informa, the international business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge, and events group. Informa serves commercial, professional and academic communities, helping them connect and learn, and creating and providing access to content and intelligence that helps people and businesses work smarter and make better decisions faster. Informa has over 10,000 colleagues in more than 20 countries and a presence in all major geographies. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.
Content Director, Channel Futures
Editor, MSP 501
7th Annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 Report Identifies Top Cloud Services Providers
December 14, 2017: Venture Pointe, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida ranks among the world’s Top 100 cloud services providers (CSPs), according to Channel Futures seventh-annual Takin’ Cloud (TC) 100 report.
Based on data from Channel Futures’ online survey, conducted between August to October 2017, the TC 100 list recognizes top cloud services providers (CSPs), including MSPs, hosting companies, cloud consultants and more. Rankings are based on annual cloud services revenue growth and input from Channel Futures editors.
“We are truly honored to receive the recognition from Channel Futures”, said Jim Satterwhite, Chief Executive Officer for Venture Pointe, Inc. “Knowing that our team is being recognized by such a world-class organization, certainly confirms to us that we are continuing to provide a level of service and support to our clients that is achieved by very few organizations worldwide.” We really owe our success to the diligence of our team members and our clients who keep us thinking forward.
“On behalf of Channel Futures, I would like to congratulate Venture Pointe, Inc. for its recognition as a Talkin’ Cloud 100 honoree,” said Nicole Henderson, a contributing editor at Channel Futures who oversees the TC 100 project. “The organizations on this year’s list demonstrate everything from technological prowess to thought leadership to business excellence across a number of functional disciplines. If you want to understand where the market is heading, watch these companies in 2018.”
About Venture Pointe
Venture Pointe, Inc. is a Jacksonville, Florida based Managed Service Provider founded in 2012. Providing technology services to small and large size businesses both nationally and internationally. Services include Cloud Services, proactively managed services, equipment design/maintenance/support as well as back-office technology support and consulting services.
The Channel Futures brand is part of Informa which operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge, and events business. With more than 7,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies, including North America, South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. For additional information on Informa, visit www.Informa.com and for information on Channel Futures, visit www.ChannelFutures.com.
Nicole Henderson, Content Director, Channel Futures and ITPro
October 20, 2017: Congratulations to Venture Pointe! “TechServe Alliance is thrilled to honor the 2017 class of Excellence Award to companies that are the best in the industry. It is my pleasure to inform you that your firm (Venture Pointe) has been selected to receive the 2017 TechServe Alliance Excellence Award!”
“In light of the growing applicant pool, earning an Excellence Award this year is truly a mark of distinction. We again congratulate the winners of the 2017 TechServe Alliance Excellence Awards and look forward to continuing to support and recognize exemplary performance in our industry.” –With Best Wishes for continued success,
Mark B. Roberts, Chief Executive Officer
TechServe Alliance is the premier IT & engineering staffing association dedicated to advancing excellence and ethics within the IT & engineering staffing and solutions industry. Hundreds of IT & engineering staffing and solutions firms and tens of thousands of affiliated professionals, count on TechServe Alliance to keep their leadership informed, engaged and connected. TechServe Alliance members represent diverse technical fields, but they have several things in common:
The TechServe Alliance Excellence Awards were developed to shine a spotlight on the performance leaders in the industry. The awards honor and acknowledge IT & engineering staffing and solutions firms that deliver outstanding performance, team productivity, and commitment to continuous improvement.
The pursuit of excellence reflects a commitment to the future of your business, the quality you deliver to clients and the career opportunities you provide as an employer of choice. Winning a TechServe Excellence Award is a demonstration of that commitment and a clear differentiator in the marketplace. Visit TechServe Alliance for additional information.
Venture Pointe, is located at 8659 Baypine Road, Suite 106, Jacksonville, Florida; For more information please visit our web page at www.venturepointe.com, or give us a call at 904.351.8101.
10th Annual MSP 501 Ranking and Study Identifies
World’s Most Progressive MSPs in Information Technology
June 19, 2017: Venture Pointe, Inc ranks among the world’s most progressive 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), according to MSPmentor’s 10th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings. The top MSP 501 companies ranked this year include organizations from around the world and from diverse technology and business backgrounds.
This year’s MSP 501 list and study showcases the top ranked MSPs worldwide.
Jim Satterwhite, Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Venture Pointe added; “Venture Pointe is proud to once again be named by MSPmentor as one of the top 501 Managed Service Providers in the world. This is our second year in a row to be named as part of the prestigious recognition. We are particularly proud of the fact that Venture Pointe has been able to achieve this ranking two of the four years we have been in existence.” We look at this award as continued recognition of our deep commitment to quality and timely service for all of our clients.
“On behalf of MSPmentor, I would like to congratulate Venture Pointe, Inc. for its recognition as an MSP 501 honoree,” said Aldrin Brown, Editor in Chief, MSPmentor. “The managed service provider market is evolving at a rapid pace and the companies showcased on the 2017 MSP 501 list represent the most agile, flexible and innovative organizations in the industry.”
The 2017 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by MSPmentor and its partner, Clarity Channel Advisors. Data was collected online from Feb. 16 through May 15, 2017. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors.
Venture Pointe is a locally managed service provider supporting companies with day to day support of their technology needs. Having specific concentration in desk top and server design, build and maintenance. Venture Pointe also provides VoIP telephone system build and support, POS machines, private Cloud backups and environments, staff augmentation, relocation services and business system consulting.
Venture Pointe, is located at 8659 Baypine Road, Suite 106, Jacksonville, Florida; For more information please visit our web page at www.venturepointe.com, or give us a call at 904.351.8101.
November 2, 2016: Jim Satterwhite, President and COO of Venture Pointe, based in Jacksonville, Fla., shares three suggestions he’d apply if he were launching an MSP from scratch today.
View the full article here.
9th Annual MSP 501 Ranking and Study Identifies
World’s Most Progressive MSPs in Information Technology
June 23, 2016: Venture Pointe ranks among the world’s most progressive 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), according to Penton Technology’s 9th-annual MSP 501 list and study. The top MSP 501 companies ranked this year include organizations from around the world and from diverse technology and business backgrounds. Collectively, they amassed $9.82 billion in sales in 2015 and increased their oversight of technology devices to more than 5.6 million.
The complete 2016 MSP 501 list is available at MSPmentor. In addition to honoring Venture Pointe, this year’s MSP 501 list and study showcases the following:
“We’re honored to be ranked on this year’s MSP 501 list,” said Jim Satterwhite, Chief Operating Officer, Venture Pointe. “It’s nice to see our company’s dedication to a progressive business model designed to serve the evolving needs of the SMB market recognized. Being named to this list validates our industry leadership.”
“On behalf of Penton and MSPmentor, I would like to congratulate Venture Pointe for its recognition as an MSP 501 honoree,” said Aldrin Brown, Editor in Chief, MSPmentor. “The managed service provider market is evolving at a rapid pace and the companies showcased on the 2016 MSP 501 list represent the most agile, flexible and innovative organizations in the industry.”
The 2016 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by MSPmentor and its partner, Clarity Channel Advisors. Data was collected online from March through April 2016. The MSP 501 list recognizes top manaaged service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors. In addition to a ranking on the MSP 501 list, every company that participated in the study has been assigned a score reflecting its intrinsic value. The measure, known as the Total Service Provider (TSP) score, evaluates an MSP’s mix of revenue from various activities, including consulting, cloud, reselling and managed services.
About Venture Pointe
Venture Pointe, a managed service provider in Jacksonville FL, provides IT solutions to businesses of all sizes. Our leadership team has over five decades of combined experience in the IT industry. We employ an expert staff trained to handle technology issues at any level. We work closely with all of our clients to analyze business structure and network needs so that we can create a custom-fit solutions that will meet all connectivity and security requirements. For more information, visit www.venturepointe.com.
About Penton’s channel brands
Penton is an innovative information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Our products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs. Penton is the way smart businesses buy, sell and grow. Headquartered in New York, Penton is privately owned by MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com or follow us on Twitter @PentonNow.
Jim Satterwhite, Chief Operating Officer, Venture Pointe
Aldrin Brown, Editor in Chief, MSPmentor
Jacksonville FL, June 23, 2016 – Venture Pointe, a leading provider of comprehensive managed IT and cloud services, today announced that it has been named to the first annual Clarity Total Service Provider (TSP) List in conjunction with Penton Technology’s worldwide MSPmentor 501 List. Venture Pointe ranks on the Clarity TSP list which measures a company’s revenue health, productivity and business model.
“We’re honored to be ranked on this year’s TSP 501 list,” said Jim Satterwhite, Chief Operating Officer, Venture Pointe. “It’s nice to see our company’s dedication to a progressive business model designed to serve the evolving needs of the SMB market recognized. Being named to this list validates our industry leadership.”
The TSP 501 List is based on data collected by MSPmentor and Clarity Intelligence Platform. Rankings are determined based on a healthy recurring revenue mix, value added consulting services and revenue per employee benchmarks.
“On behalf of Penton, MSPmentor and Clarity, I would like to congratulate Venture Pointe for its recognition as a TSP 501 honoree,” said Jim Lippie, CEO of Clarity. “The managed service provider market is moving at a rapid rate and the companies showcased on the 2016 TSP 501 list represent organizations with the most evolved business models who have positioned themselves well for future growth.”
Clarity Intelligence Platform is designed to provide MSPs with the business intelligence that allows them benchmark their own business and drive more value into their client relationships through the aggregation of SMB data. For more information, please go to www.clarityintelplatform.com