Jim Lippie has a unique perspective on the channel. As CEO of Thrive Networks, the Boston-based MSP experienced exponential growth during his tenure, including an acquisition by Staples in 2006. As president of IndependenceIT (iIT), he helped make them one of the fastest growing cloud desktop companies in the world. As GM and SVP at Kaseya, Lippie oversaw the company’s global MSP community and was responsible for partner development. Today, he is the CEO of cybersecurity company, Saas Alerts.