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Thrive Named to the 2020 Tech Elite 250 by CRN®

Thrive Named to the 2020 Tech Elite 250 by CRN®

Tech Elite 250 List Honors the Highest-Achieving IT Solution Providers in Vendor Certifications

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – March 23, 2020 — Thrive announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Thrive to its 2020 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list acknowledges the top tier of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology suppliers, scaled to their company size. These organizations have differentiated themselves as premier solution providers, earning multiple, top-level IT certifications, specializations, and partner program designations from the industry’s most prestigious technology providers.

Each year, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors work together to identify the most customer-centric technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Solution providers that have earned these elite designations — enabling them to deliver exclusive products, services, and customer support — are then selected from a pool of online applicants.

Thrive’s unique career development program, ThriveUniversity, facilitates the growth of its talented engineering staff. At every level Thrive’s engineers are equipped with the tools to pass security, networking and Cloud certifications that strengthen their capabilities and skillsets. The investment made in its employees in turn allows Thrive to provide its near 1,000 clients with innovative NextGen services.

“Solution providers that continue to pursue vendor certifications and extend their skill sets across various technologies and IT practices are proving their commitment to delivering the greatest business value to their customers through an incomparable level of service,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “Our CRN Tech Elite 250 list recognizes leading solution providers with expansive technical knowledge and esteemed certifications for exactly that reason.”

“Thrive engineers dedicate themselves to continued learning of best-of-breed products and solutions. From entry-level to senior management, we understand that each certification achieved strengthens the individual, the company and relationships with our technology partners,” stated Rob Stephenson, CEO of Thrive. “Whether it’s earning a CCNA, CISSP, Security+ or other certification, we are proud of the hard work that our talented staff puts in to advancing their technical capabilities.”

Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the February issue of CRN, and online at 

About Thrive

Thrive is a leading provider of NextGen managed services designed to drive business outcomes through application enablement and optimization. The company’s Thrive5 Methodology utilizes a unique combination of its Application Performance Platform and strategic services to ensure each business application takes advantage of technology that enables peak performance, scale, and the highest level of security. For more information, visit

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