BOSTON, Mass. – March 12, 2019 – Continuum®, the proactive platform that integrates intelligent software with expert services for managed service providers (MSPs) to scale dynamically and protect their clients, today announced the appointment of John Schweizer as its first Vice President of Office Technology. The new hire and creation of this dedicated position for the office equipment (OE) market is the latest move by Continuum to support OE companies investing in the new opportunities offered by managed IT services.
The office equipment industry is investing heavily in expanding its managed IT services offering, with 93 percent of dealers that provide managed IT services forecasting business growth in the next 5 years. Some of the industry’s biggest names have already built significant Managed Network Services (MNS) divisions to serve thousands of existing and new customers.
Schweizer joins Continuum to lead the company’s efforts in supporting and enabling its partners to ensure success. His team will support new and existing partners in their efforts to grow their managed services practices. Schweizer provides the experience and knowledge earned from over three decades working with some of the industry’s most recognizable and successful brands.
Schweizer has held senior leadership positions at office equipment giants such as Global Imaging – a division of Xerox, and Ricoh. During his time at these companies, he oversaw the transition of office equipment businesses from an equipment-dominated model to a more holistic approach to business technology with managed IT services or MNS. He brings vital experience from all facets of the office equipment business to Continuum as the company continues to invest in this growing market.
“Office equipment dealers are recognizing that the next phase of growth is in IT managed services,” said Dan Cooper, Board of Advisors, Continuum. “They need a technology partner that has an intrinsic understanding of the specifics of their market. John strengthens our market insight to support this new market of partners and we’re excited to continue our growth in the office equipment industry under his leadership.”
“The IT managed services needs of office equipment dealers are very specific, driven by the industry’s unique characteristics,” said John Schweizer, Vice President, Office Technology, Continuum. “Continuum’s model, as well as its portfolio of services and solutions, is well built to support those needs both in the form of technician resources, building a managed services business, and taking advantage of changing IT needs for small businesses. I’m looking forward to supporting the office equipment market’s phase change into managed services with Continuum.”