Chris Pyle of Champion Solutions Group Recognized on CRN’s List of Top 100 Executives

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Boca Raton, FL, October 1, 2016 – Champion Solutions Group announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Chris Pyle, President & CEO to its 2016 list of Top 100 Executives, specifically in the Top 25 Innovators of 2016. This annual list recognizes leaders from the technology industry who have played an integral role in shaping today’s IT channel, whether by driving huge cultural shifts, creating rich new opportunities or forging innovative new routes to success. As part of the Top 100 Executives Of 2016, CRN looks at 25 execs that are setting the tone in the technology world.

Chris Pyle began his career with Champion as a sales representative in 1986 and worked his way to President & CEO.  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.

“The executives on our 2016 Top 100 list have led their companies to extraordinary achievements, both technological and entrepreneurial. We congratulate each of this year’s Top 100 Executives and celebrate their trailblazing contributions to the advancement of the IT channel.”

“For those us of who have the privilege to know and work with Chris, we know that this top honor is very fitting and well deserved,” said Champion Solutions Group COO Michael Gray. “Chris is constantly innovating and is the true visionary for our company. We couldn’t be more proud of him.”

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. In 2012, Chris led the acquisition of MessageOps and the continued product development and worldwide launch of its premier SaaS, 365 Command. After achieving this phenomenal milestone, 365 Command and other MessageOps Office 365 utilities were sold to Kaseya. Since then, Chris has further strengthened the MessageOps brand to be recognized as one of the top Office 365 partners in the world, has earned numerous awards for innovation and product excellence, and is the vision behind the development of new offerings to the marketplace such as Office 365 Adoption, the SharePoint Productivity Suite, and many others. Currently MessageOps has over 2,000 clients with more than 2.5 million Office 365 users.

Additionally, Chris spearheaded the purchase of allAware, Inc.’s assets to further expand the MessageOps Microsoft cloud capabilities. Combining Champion and allAware’s intellectual property and its human resource capital, will deepen Champion’s skills in their Application Development, EMS, and Azure practices.
The Top 100 Executives list was featured in the August 2016 issue of CRN and online at

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About Champion Solutions Group
Champion Solutions Group, headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, specializes in delivering technology services and solutions to help our customers reduce costs, increase productivity, and mitigate risk. Through our time-tested, proven methodology we are changing the economics of the IT Data Center and the way people work, interact, and adopt technology. Founded in 1979, Champion focuses on virtualization, cloud, and data management solutions; and boasts deep technical skill sets in design, implementation, and management of these solutions. For more information, visit

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