Christopher Pyle, President & CEO for Champion Solutions Group, began his career with Champion as a sales representative in 1986. Over the years, Chris has become the driving force behind the organization’s development of key strategic alliances and solution portfolio. It’s his vision and innovativeness that catapulted Champion up the ranks to become a $100 million organization and one of the most respected solution providers amongst top technology manufacturers including IBM, Microsoft, VMware, and NetApp.
Over the past 2 decades, Chris’s main focus has been that of Mergers & Acquisitions, as well as innovative product development and the associated go-to market strategies. He is the original founder and is an active member on the Board of Managed Maintenance, Inc., a SAAS provider and consulting firm that utilizes their award winning One-View Portal to help the IT Channel and its customers manage their IT Maintenance. Chris is also the original founder and chief strategist behind one of the original storage cloud providers, Storage Access/BluePoint. During the course of a few short years, he had raised $20M and took that company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange; and now it has recently been acquired by Pomeroy.
Most recently, Chris lead the acquisition of MessageOps and the continued product development and worldwide launch of its premier SAAS, 365 Command. 365 Command is built on Microsoft Azure and is currently helping to manage over 1M seats of Microsoft’s Office 365. After achieving this phenomenal milestone, 365 Command and other MessageOps O365 utilities were sold to Kaseya.
The success that has been garnered by Champion Solutions Group and its associated companies is due in large part to the leadership of its President & CEO, as evident by the numerous awards and accolades that have been received from the Technology industry and the South Florida Community. Some of these awards include Microsoft’s Rookie of the Year, Microsoft’s Cloud Partner of the Year, VMware’s Infrastructure Virtualization Partner of the Year for the Americas, Top 100 Cloud Service Providers, and South Florida Business Journal’s Ultimate CEO Award 2013 to name a few.
While Chris is actively engaged in the strategic direction of Champion Solutions Group, he makes time to serve on several advisory councils for technology companies as well as some of the major technology manufacturers. Chris is also an active member of Vistage International, the world’s foremost chief executive leadership organization, providing guidance and leadership to other executives and managers. Furthermore, Chris is a Distinguished Guest Lecturer at Florida Atlantic University’s Executive Forum Lecture Series.
Over the past 35 years, Chris has worked tirelessly to not only advance his own career, but those of his employees. In addition to leading a $100M organization, Chris can also be found sitting with the sales teams, cold calling and coaching; and validating why Champion Solutions Group was named