TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 25, 2013) - Compugen Inc. today announced it has been honoured by the naming of its CEO and President Harry Zarek as Executive of the Year in the 2013 Solution Provider 500 list, sponsored by The Channel Company's CRN. The Solution Provider 500 awards span eight categories and recognize those Solution Provider 500 companies that have evolved and thrived in today's cloud- and services-driven IT era.
Under Zarek's direction for over 30 years, Compugen has grown to become one of Canada's largest IT solutions and services providers, and ranked 58th in CRN's SP500 list this year.
The Solution Provider 500 ranking is based on revenue size, determined by the amount of annual products and services sold over the course of 2012. Companies with no public documentation were required to submit a notarized affidavit attesting to their 2011 and 2012 revenues. The Solution Provider 500 awards selection panel sought to recognize companies that are building out practices around innovation and social responsibility while offering software integration and application development skills.
Commenting on the award, Zarek thanked CRN and ascribed Compugen's success to a culture of open-mindedness and transparency and a highly trained, deeply engaged and innovative workforce, all leading to long lasting relationships with customers and business partners.
The 2013 Solution Provider 500 list awards were presented at the BoB thought leadership conference in October. Winners are featured in a slideshow on CRN at http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/channel-programs/240162851/solution-provider-500-awards-rewarding-excellence.htm.
"Only 30 percent of the companies on this year's list were on the SP500 one decade ago," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "The rapidly accelerating pace of change recasting the solution provider business model, and the technology services choices facing the channel is exactly why we started the Best of Breed conference three years ago. We congratulate the featured solution providers and look forward to covering their continued success."
A sample of the SP500 list is featured online at CRN.com. The complete list of 500 companies is available in the CRN Tech News app, available for iPad and Windows 8.
About Compugen Inc.
One of Canada's top IT solutions and services providers, Compugen works with mid- to large-sized Canadian organizations to help them maximize the business value of their investment in information technology.
With the largest portfolio of vendor and product certifications in the Canadian market, Compugen's support organization maintains over 190,000 devices under contract and has dispatched over one million field service calls for organizations across the country.
Compugen's award-winning service quality, unequalled depth and breadth of technical expertise and national footprint have made them the partner of choice for Canadian businesses and government organizations for more than 30 years. www.compugen.com Compugen, Simplifying the Business of Technology . . . Together
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.