Honorary Membership awarded to Karl W. Palachuk
SMBiT Professionals is pleased to bestow an Honorary Membership to Karl W. Palachuk, in recognition of his ongoing contribution to SMB IT Professionals organisations worldwide.
Karl is an author, speaker, and small business owner from Sacramento, California. He has 20 years’ experience as a technical consultant and trainer. Karl is widely recognised as one of the pioneers of Managed Services – a service delivery methodology that now dominates the technical consulting landscape. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer with a Bachelor’s Degree from Gonzaga University and a Master’s Degree from The University of Michigan. He is also a Microsoft Small Business Specialist and has been a Microsoft Hands-on Lab instructor.
In 2006-2007, Palachuk began teaching his managed services approach to I.T. Consultants at small conferences. He very quickly became an internationally-recognised authority. At that time, there were only a few voices advocating the managed services business model, primarily Palachuk, Amy Luby of the Managed Service Provider Services Network (MSPSN), and Erick Simpson of Managed Services Provider University (MSPU).
Karl has trained technology consultants and business owners all over the world and has been a featured speaker at conferences and seminars over the last ten years including Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference as well as SMB Nation, SMB Summit, the SBS Migration Conference, MSP Revolution, Autotask Community Live, and many other venues. He is the author of 15 books, including the Managed Services Operation Manual 4-Vol set and Managed Services in a Month (Spanish edition Servicios Gestionados en un Mes).
In addition to Karl has served on partner advisory councils and product development groups for several large corporations. He is also the founder of the Sacramento SMB IT Professionals organization and an active leader in the IT Professional groups worldwide.
His very popular “Small Biz Thoughts” blog provides advice for Small Business owners and managers in the SMB space. Outside the world of technology, Karl is also the author of Relax Focus Succeed®, a guide to balancing your personal and professional lives and being more successful in both.
We look forward to our ongoing relationship with Karl as we continue to raise awareness and membership of SMBiT Professionals internationally.
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