CHICAGO – May 28, 2024 — Today, AHEAD and CDI—a company it acquired in February 2024—proudly announced their inclusion on the CRN® 2024 Solution Provider (SP) 500 list.

CRN’s annual Solution Provider 500 recognizes North America’s largest solution providers by revenue and serves as a prominent benchmark for many of the channel’s most successful companies. This year’s list of companies represents a combined revenue of more than $501.2 billion, and the honorees are among the top influencers driving momentum in the IT industry and the global technology supply chain.

Both companies have been on the list since its creation in 2012, with AHEAD ranking 30th in 2024, up two spots since last year’s list was published. The steady move up this esteemed list highlights AHEAD’s steadfast dedication to technological excellence, supported by an impressive collection of technical certifications and strong partnerships. From strategy through implementation and ongoing operations, AHEAD has invested in prescriptive frameworks and IP to drive velocity and quality within the enterprise. With deep expertise in Cloud, Data & AI, Digital Engineering, Security, Intelligent Operations, and Next-Gen Data Center, we engineer digital platforms that power the most successful organizations in the world.

“We are immensely proud to once again be named to CRN’s 2024 Solution Provider 500 list,” stated Rich Falcone, President of AHEAD. “This honor reflects our ongoing commitment to innovation and client success and underscores the incredible efforts of our team. As architects of change, we are dedicated to driving forward the digital transformations that redefine what is possible for IT. Our robust network of partners and our culture of excellence play crucial roles in our sustained growth and success. This recognition celebrates our past achievements and serves as a guiding light for our future initiatives in the ever-evolving technological landscape.”

“Ranking on CRN’s 2024 Solution Provider 500 recognizes the service innovations and market responsiveness of the list’s leading technology integrators, managed service providers, and IT consulting firms,” said Jennifer Follett, VP, U.S. Content and Executive Editor, CRN, The Channel Company. “These companies have shown an unflagging commitment to business agility, continued growth, and future success through a period of rapid IT channel change, including the expansion of Everything as a Service and GenAI disruption. Our congratulations go to each company named to this year’s Solution Provider 500!”

CRN’s 2024 Solution Provider 500 list will be available online at www.CRN.com/SP500, and a sampling of the list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine.


AHEAD engineers digital platforms that power the most successful organizations in the world. Our consultative approach, technical expertise, and innovative solutions combine to accelerate the impact of technology in every client we serve. For more information visit ahead.com.

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