Earlier this week sources told MSPmentor that Luby and Synnex had parted ways. Luby is well-known within managed services circles, having previously launched a Master MSP before joining Synnex in 2010. Luby declined to comment but I suspect she’ll resurface in the managed services market or somewhere within the IT channel, given her recurring revenue experience.
Meanwhile, Synnex confirms that Amy Luby is no longer with the company. But the company has multiple SaaS and managed services veterans. And the parting of ways won’t impact Synnex’s focus on managed services, the company says.
“SYNNEX’s emphasis on providing managed services solutions for our partners remains steadfast,” said Bob Stegner, senior VP of marketing, North America at SYNNEX Corp. “We have the most comprehensive portfolio of managed services for MSP’s large and small. Further, no managed service solution is more appropriate or more focused on supporting VAR’s in the mid-market and enterprise space. SYNNEX is committed to leading in this space and will continue to invest in developing the right solutions for our partners.”
Synnex unveiled its latest managed services initiative in April 2011, building relationships with Autotask, Intronis, Level Platforms, Reflexion Networks and other software providers that work closely with MSPs and VARs focused on recurring revenues. The company discussed the effort at the Synnex Varnex conference, and attendees seemed genuinely intrigued.
In some ways, the Synnex effort countered ongoing initiatives at Ingram Micro, which spent recent years promoting Seismic services to MSPs and now Ingram Micro Cloud to the broader channel. Synnex added several new wrinkles to its own efforts, including a so-called freemium push to help MSPs onboard customers before up-selling them to additional services.