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Former mindSHIFT CEO to Keynote at Navigate 2014 by Continuum

Continuum®, the industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions, has confirmed Paul Chisholm, the former CEO of mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc., leading provider of managed IT, cloud, data center and professional services, as a keynote speaker at Navigate 2014, Continuum’s first user conference, Sunday, September 21 – Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. Paul was hired in 2003 by venture capital owners to rebuild the struggling mindSHIFT. He grew the company from $5 million to over $100 million in a decade, and then managed the acquisition of the company by a large national retailer.

“Change is on the horizon, and for MSPs, the rules of engagement are evolving – and understanding how new technologies and business trends are impacting the channel is critical to maintaining relevance and ensuring future success,” said Paul Chisholm. “I look forward to sharing some insight with Continuum’s MSP partners at Navigate 2014.”

Presenting, “Old Dogs, New Tricks: How MSPs Are Staying Successful in the New IT Channel,” Paul is addressing the evolution of MSP practices in the cloud era, the role of the modern CEO, how to measure success as an MSP and more. Paul recently sat down with Continuum in the MSPtv Episode, “How to Reach $100M in Revenue as an MSP, Featuring Paul Chisholm,” where he gives an extensive outline of a successful managed IT services provider. The episode is available on Continuum’s blog at:
http://blog.continuum.net/how-to-reach-100m-in-revenue-as-an-msp-paul-chisholm-msptv-episode-27.

Under Paul’s leadership, mindSHIFT was recognized as the number one MSP in the United States for four consecutive years, listed in the MSPmentor 100 global report. Prior to joining mindSHIFT, Paul provided business management and telecom consulting to various venture capital firms. From 1996-2001, he was President & Chief Executive Officer of COLT Telecom Group headquartered in London. He started his career at COLT in 1992 as the company’s first Managing Director and grew the company from inception to a public company with revenue of $1 billion. He was ranked the 26th Best-Performing CEO in the World by Harvard Business Review.

“Paul is a renowned industry expert with one of the best, long-term performance records of any CEO,” said Dee Zepf, Vice President of Products and Technical Services at Continuum. “Over the years, he has seen the industry change and evolve tremendously, and we are delighted to have him share his valuable insight at Navigate 2014.”

Navigate 2014 is an educational and training event to help the industry’s top MSPs and IT resellers maximize their investment in Continuum’s managed services platform and grow their IT services business. In addition to offering product training on the right solutions, unlike other user events, Navigate 2014 includes 40+ sessions with actionable insights into business strategy and economic models, sales and marketing, and service delivery optimization as well as opportunities for peer-to-peer collaboration. For the latest list of training sessions, visit: http://www.continuum.net/navigate/sessions.

For more information including registering for the event, visit: www.continuum.net/navigate. The standard conference fee is $549. For the latest updates on Navigate 2014, follow #nav14 on Twitter.

About Continuum Managed IT Services

Continuum is the technology industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services, allowing its Managed Services Provider (MSP) partners to maintain both on premise and cloud-based servers, desktops and other endpoints for small-and-medium-sized businesses. Continuum’s SaaS platform enables MSPs to efficiently backup, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain clients’ IT infrastructure from a single pane of glass, all backed by an industry–leading network operations center (NOC) and Service Desk. MSPs leverage Continuum’s pay-as-you-grow business model to scale IT services without committing to long-term contracts and to reserve in-house staff for strategic initiatives. The company employs 800 professionals worldwide, supports over 3,300 partners and monitors more than half a million endpoints. For more information, visit http://www.continuum.net/ or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @FollowContinuum.

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