CHICAGO – February 12, 2024 — AHEAD announced today that CDI, a company acquired by AHEAD in February 2024, is recognized on the CRN® 2024 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category.

The MSP 500 list serves as a comprehensive guide to identifying and recognizing the top Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in North America. MSPs play a crucial role in supporting businesses by offering managed services that enhance efficiency, simplify IT solutions and optimize return on investment.

It aims to showcase and celebrate MSPs that are driving growth and innovation in the industry. These service providers not only enable businesses to harness complex technologies but also contribute to maintaining a strong focus on core business goals without stretching financial resources.

The Elite 150 category recognizes large MSPs with a strong mix of on- and off-premise services.

Jennifer Follett, VP of US Content and executive Editor CRN, The Channel Company, emphasized the significance of managed services for businesses at various scales, stating, “Managed services provide a route for businesses of all sizes to maintain efficiency and adaptability throughout their growth journey. The solution providers featured in our 2024 MSP 500 list are introducing cutting-edge managed services portfolios to the market, enabling their clients to achieve success by optimizing their IT budgets. This allows businesses to allocate resources strategically, concentrating on mission-critical tasks that drive future success.”

“I’m proud to say that this is CDI’s 11th consecutive appearance on CRN’s MSP 500 List,” said Rich Falcone, AHEAD President and former CEO of CDI. “We thrive on providing our clients with the best services possible, and now as a part of AHEAD, we’re freshly energized to collaborate with our new team to deliver valuable client results.”

The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2024 issue of CRN and online at



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About CDI

CDI is a fearless force in the global technology landscape. Headquartered in New York City, we’ve expanded our network across the United States, Europe, and Asia, proving our expertise is as boundless as our reach. As pioneers in hybrid IT solutions, we merge innovation with unwavering commitment, providing top-tier technology to businesses of all sizes while transforming complex challenges into digital solutions. CDI was acquired by AHEAD in February 2024. Visit to learn more.

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