Abacus Group CTO Paul Ponzeka Named One of CRN’s 2020 Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders

by Abacus Group, on Dec 8, 2020

Abacus CTO Paul Ponzeka - CRN 2020 Next-Gen SP Leader


CRN Highlights the Rising Stars of the IT Channel

NEW YORK, December 15, 2020Abacus Group, a global provider of IT services for alternative investment firms, is pleased to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Paul Ponzeka, Chief Technology Officer, as one of its Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders for 2020.

CRN’s inaugural list honors those 40-years-old or younger who through their drive and passion have helped propel growth and strategic direction at their companies over the last year. It includes those who have rethought their company’s business models and processes to improve operations. Some have installed – and even built – new systems to support and automate those changes. And, perhaps most importantly, they have found new ways to better service their customers and deliver value through ever-more-innovative IT solutions.

As CTO at Abacus Group, Ponzeka oversees the security, research & development, systems engineering, disaster recovery and networking teams within Abacus. He is the chief architect responsible for Abacus’ private, public and hybrid cloud platforms.

“Paul has played a significant role contributing to the success of Abacus and leads an incredible team of engineers,” said Chris Grandi, CEO at Abacus Group. “Most recently, the abacusFlex-public cloud IT platform Paul and his team built has allowed us to target newer segments of the investment industry as well as provide new add-on services to existing clients. Paul’s innovative ideas have also led to our being able to leverage our existing SIEM provider’s API to provide customized remote access reporting capabilities for our clients, which has been particularly pertinent this year while the majority of our clients’ employees work remote during the pandemic.”

Before joining Abacus in 2012 as managing director of engineering, Ponzeka was head of engineering for Davidson Kempner Capital Management and prior to that was a senior engineer at Eze Castle Integration. Paul earned a BS in operations management at the University of Scranton and is CISSP-certified.

“CRN’s Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders list honors IT channel up-and-comers who are blazing a path forward to the next era of the IT channel,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We congratulate the individuals on this year’s list for bringing fresh ideas and new ways of delivering success that are setting the pace for the rest of the channel.”

The Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders list is featured in the December issue of CRN Magazine and can be found online at www.crn.com/NextGenSPLeaders.

About Abacus Group
Abacus Group, LLC is a leading provider of hosted IT solutions and service focused on helping alternative investment firms by providing an enterprise technology platform specifically designed for the unique needs of the financial services industry. The innovative and award-winning Abacus Cloud platform allows investment managers to source all technology needs as a service, offering the capacity to scale on demand to meet current and future cybersecurity, storage and compliance requirements. The company has offices in New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Boston, MA; Dallas, TX; Greenwich, CT; Los Angeles, CA; Charlotte, NC; and London, England. For more information, visit www.abacusgroupllc.com.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. thechannelcompany.com © 2020 The Channel Company, LLC. CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved.

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