NEW YORK–()–Align, the premier global provider of technology infrastructure solutions and Managed IT Services, announces that Chris Zadrima, Managing Director of Align Managed Services, has been selected by CRN, a division of The Channel Company, as one of the 2023 Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders. This prestigious accolade acknowledges outstanding individuals who significantly contribute to steering growth and strategic direction within their current companies while showcasing the potential to become future leaders in channel innovation.

The list recognizes solution provider professionals 40 years of age or younger who have made significant contributions to their company’s strategic direction and driving growth in the channel during the past year.

“We are immensely proud of Chris and his remarkable accomplishments,” said Vinod Paul, Chief Operating Officer of Align. “Chris possesses a keen understanding of contemporary business challenges and has an exceptional foresight for upcoming technological innovations. His insights consistently empower Align to surpass our benchmarks.”

In response to the evolving regulatory landscape and increased due diligence from the investment management community, Chris spearheaded initiatives to strengthen Align’s fundamental cybersecurity solutions. This resulted in a twofold increase in the number of users utilizing Align Cybersecurity.

“I extend my heartfelt gratitude to CRN for this honor,” said Chris Zadrima. “I am especially thankful to our clients for trusting us to provide best-in-class managed services and meet their evolving business needs. It goes without saying that our accomplishments and service would be nowhere without the dedication and teamwork of our professionals. Their expertise and collaborative efforts are unparalleled, making Align an extraordinary place to work.”

“CRN’s Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders list celebrates the visionaries and pioneers in the IT channel, ushering in the next phase of innovation,” stated Sarah Michaels, CEO of The Channel Company. “We extend our sincere congratulations to the accomplished individuals recognized on this year’s list, whose fresh ideas and innovations represent the pinnacle of what the IT channel has to offer.”

The Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders list will be prominently featured in the upcoming December issue of CRN Magazine and will be available online at