415 Group Named One of World’s Premier 501 Managed Service Providers for a Fourth Year

For the past 15 years, MSPs from around the globe have submitted applications to be included on this prestigious and definitive listing. This year’s list attracted a record number of applicants and was one of the most competitive in the survey’s history.

Managed service providers that qualify for the list must pass a rigorous review conducted by the research team and editors of Channel Futures that rank applicants using a unique methodology that weighs financial performance according to long-term health and viability, commitment to recurring revenue, and operational efficiency. The Channel Futures MSP 501 survey examines organization performance based on annual sales, recurring revenue, profit margins, revenue mix, growth opportunities, innovation, technology solutions support, and company and customer demographics.

415 Group has been selected as one of the technology industry’s top-performing providers of managed services by the editors of Channel Futures once again. “The entire 415 Group IT team is ecstatic,” said David Besse, Partner in Charge of IT at 415 Group. “We are proud to have earned a spot on the Channel Futures MSP 501 list for a fourth year in a row.”

Since its inception, the MSP 501 list has evolved from a competitive ranking into a vibrant group of innovators focused on high levels of customer satisfaction. Today, many of their services and technology offerings focus on growing customer needs in the areas of cloud, security, collaboration, and support of hybrid work forces.

“The 2021 Channel Futures MSP 501 winners are the highest-performing and most innovative IT providers in the industry today. They stand head and shoulders above the competition,” said Robert DeMarzo, vice president of content for the Channel Futures and Channel Partners Conference & Expo division of Informa Tech Channels. “Coordinated by Channel Futures MSP 501 editor Allison Francis, this year’s list was clearly one of the best ever on record.”

“Vendors that are aligned with the Channel Futures MSP 501 are driving a new wave of innovation in the industry. Through their partnerships they are demonstrating a commitment to moving the MSP and entire channel forward,” said Kelly Danzinger, a general manager of Informa Tech Channels. “We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the 2021 winners and gratitude to the thousands of MSPs that have contributed to the continuing growth and success of the managed service sector.”

The complete 2021 MSP 501 list is available on the Channel Futures’ website.


The 2021 MSP 501 list is based on confidential data collected and analyzed by the Channel Futures editorial and research teams. Data was collected online from March 1-May 24, 2021. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, profit margin, and other factors.

About 415 Group

Proudly located in Canton, Ohio, 415 Group is a full-service professional firm providing managed IT services, certified public accounting, business advisory services, and business valuation services to a variety of clients across multiple industries. Established in 1981, we have built our reputation of excellence over the past 40 years by being a strategic advocate, trusted friend, and accounting and IT leader for our clients. At 415 Group, we believe our strength lies in our people, our solutions, and our community. In every engagement, we deliver care you can count on and expertise you can trust – with the local insight you value.

About Channel Futures

Channel Futures is a media and events platform serving companies in the IT channel industry with insights, industry analysis, peer engagement, business information, and in-person events. Our properties include Channel Futures MSP 501, recognizing the most influential and fastest-growing providers of managed services in the technology industry; Channel Futures DEI 101, honoring and celebrating those who have often been under-represented in tech channels; Channel Partners Events, delivering unparalleled in-person events, including Channel Partners Conference & Expo, The MSP Summit, and Channel Evolution Europe; and DEI Community Group, our initiatives to educate, support, promote, and sustain diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the IT channel industry. Channel Futures is part of Informa Tech, a market-leading B2B information provider with depth and specialization in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. 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. Channel Futures is where the world meets the channel; We are leading Channel Partners forward. More information is available at channelfutures.com.