by GreatAmerica on Wednesday, November 20, 2019
GreatAmerica Financial Services is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Collabrance LLC, its subsidiary technology company initially formed to help GreatAmerica channel partners be more successful in their business. Collabrance now supports a variety of vendors across the U.S. from its operations center in Iowa.
Collabrance was an unlikely departure from financing, but made perfect sense to GreatAmerica as surveys showed their channel partners were keen on adapting to new changes in the market and responding to deeper technology support needs. Collabrance became a “Master MSP” with white-label IT solutions and services designed to help their vendor customers go to market faster while mitigating their risk and overhead.
In an industry with frequent mergers and acquisitions, the Master MSP stands out in the IT Channel for their choice to remain a privately-held company all U.S. based.
Today, Collabrance remains a privately held, U.S.-based company and is recognized by the IT Channel in MSSP Alert, CIO Review, Channel Futures and Enterprise Security Magazine as a leader for their contributions to managed service providers (MSPs). Collabrance has a live-answer Network Operations Center (NOC) and Help Desk located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
“We're excited to use this moment to reflect on the past 10 years, look ahead to evolve our business into the future, and celebrate all we've accomplished together,” says Greg VanDeWalker, Vice President of IT Channel & Services at GreatAmerica and Collabrance.
“We have many people to thank. First, our amazing team members who deliver exceptional IT service experiences daily. Next, thank you to the committed MSPs who entrust us with their customers. It is a big responsibility that we humbly embrace.” says VanDeWalker. “One of our core principles is ‘We make time for fun, celebrate successes and share rewards.’ We intend to embrace this principle and expand this moment as a thank you to all those involved for their contributions in helping Collabrance achieve 10 years of growth and success.”