Joe Svoboda, CEO of The Miller Group, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named the company to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category for the second year in a row. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.

In today’s fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations.

The list is divided into three categories: the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premises and off-premises services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise, cloud-based security services.

The Miller Group has become the trusted IT partner for over 400 businesses in the St. Louis area. Providing reliable, affordable, fully managed technology services and proactive security for their clients has become the pinnacle of their business. The Miller Group has also been recently recognized for their service by organizations like Microsoft, Small Business Monthly Magazine, Penton Technology and more.

“Managed service providers have become integral to the success of businesses everywhere, both large and small,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “Capable MSPs enable companies to take their cloud computing to the next level, streamline spending, effectively allocate limited resources and navigate the vast field of available technologies. The companies on CRN’s 2018 MSP 500 list stand out for their innovative services, excellence in adapting to customers’ changing needs and demonstrated ability to help businesses get the most out of their IT investments.”

“Awards like these are a great testament to what we do every day. It’s nice to be recognized but the real satisfaction is hearing when our clients are pleased with our service,” said Svoboda. “We’re boosted again by this award to continue providing stellar assistance for our customers.”

The MSP500 list will be featured in the February 2018 issue of CRN and online at