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A framework for delivering vCIO services with Stuart Holtby

In 1989, Stuart Holtby started Allstar Tech as a boutique IT consulting practice helping SMEs with networking microcomputers. It wasn’t until the mid 90’s that he began to call Allstar Tech a Managed Service Provider. By 2000, Allstar Tech grew to 35 employees with $4 million in revenue.

In 2000, he recognized the need for fractional CIO services and launched a C-suite management advisory service. The C-suite management advisory service provided interim, virtual, and fractional CIO consulting. As a fractional CIO, he helped clients improve organizational performance and operational efficiency through the practical implementation of information technology. During this period, he refined the C-suite advisory practice – focusing on making the GetInSync platform available to other like-minded MSPs.

He has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Athabasca University. When not keeping busy helping MSP build their business, you can find him on the tennis court trying to improve his play. 

⏰ Story Duration:
00:00 Who is Stuart Holtby?
02:14 Is your MSP still running?
02:58 What is a fractional CIO?
04:02 What size makes sense for the frational CIO?
04:59 How do you serve lower than 50 users?
06:17 How does someone start the process?
07:00 What’s the biggest risk?
08:18 How has the cloud changed the engagement?
10:05 How are you measuring success?
11:13 What is your framework?
14:10 What’s the biggest mistake in the process?
15:33 How do you give advice in the current market conditions?
17:30 Are you worried about the market for IT services?
18:53 What would you change about the way MSPs do business?
21:00 Make concrete how your engage
23:22 How do people get in touch?

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