World’s Largest Technology Distributor Recognizes Black Line Consulting’s Achievements and Success in Annual Ingram Micro SMB 500 List at Inaugural IMOne Event in New Orleans
Naperville, IL June 17, 2014 – Black Line Consulting today announced it was named to the Ingram Micro 2014 SMB 500. The annual list recognizes the top 500 fastest-growing Ingram Micro U.S. channel partners serving the small and midsize business (SMB) market. Ranked at number 400, Black Line Consulting expanded its business with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world’s largest technology distributor, by more than 24 percent in the past three years.
Channel partners named to this year’s SMB 500 list were identified at Ingram Micro’s inaugural 2014 IMOne event, held May 6-10 in New Orleans. As part of the more than 20,000 U.S. solution providers and MSPs who work with Ingram Micro’s U.S. SMB Business Unit, these top-performing companies achieved a three-year compound growth rate of more than 42 percent.
Ingram Micro’s annual SMB 500 list is developed in close collaboration with channel research services firm The 2112 Group, Ingram Micro’s Business Intelligence team and U.S. SMB Business Unit. Criteria for selection to the list includes size, overall technology category revenue growth and innovation across SMB engagements.
“To be recognized by the largest technology distributor in the world is an honor,” said Jody Jankovsky, Managing Partner at Black Line Consulting. “Ingram Micro’s products help us serve our clients better and that is our number one focus.”
“The Ingram Micro SMB 500 is representative of solution providers who are focused on business excellence and recognize the value in teaming with Ingram Micro to deliver a superior customer experience and grow their business faster,” Jamie Ferullo, director of SMB sales, Ingram Micro U.S. “We congratulate this year’s SMB 500 and applaud their success.”
A copy of the 2014 Ingram Micro SMB 500 list can be found at www.im-smb.com/smb500.
About Black Line Consulting
Black | Line Consulting provides full-service Network Solutions, IT Management and Software Development for small and mid-sized companies – imparting technology answers for business questions. Since 1993, clients have relied on Black Line Consulting to provide them with solid recommendations for efficient management of their technology assets. Black | Line Consulting Inc. is dedicated to keeping your business in the black. IT is what we do. Visit http://BlackLineConsulting.com.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro is the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 170 countries on six continents with the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit IngramMicro.com.
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