MNJ Technologies Named to CRN® Tech Elite 250 List for 7th Consecutive Year

Recognized for Advanced Technical Certifications from Leading Technology Suppliers

BUFFALO GROVE, IL (Feb. 28, 2021)

MNJ Technologies, a midmarket-focused IT solutions and managed services provider, announced today that it has been named to the 2020 Tech Elite list compiled by CRN® , a brand of The Channel Company. MNJ has appeared on the Tech Elite roster of channel partners with the strongest mix of advanced technical certifications every year since 2014, reflecting its commitment to designing and implementing the best possible solutions and services for each customer’s needs.

MNJ is a Cisco Premier Certified Partner, Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Provider (CMSP), Dell Platinum Level Partner, HPE Platinum Level Partner, and VMware Level Advanced Partner, with multiple technical certifications earned from each vendor. Most recently, for example, the company became one of the first U.S. channel partners to achieve Cisco’s CX Specialization, an exclusive Cisco program requiring partners to meet a rigorous set of standards designed to ensure a superior customer experience (CX) and satisfaction.

MNJ also has earned advanced certifications from AWS, Google, Juniper, Microsoft, Oracle, Palo Alto, Aruba and other best-in-class technology vendors.

“Technology today changes at warp speed, making it imperative for solution providers to continually upgrade their knowledge to ensure that they make the right IT recommendations, deploy them correctly, and provide the support that customers need to gain maximum business value from their technology investments,” said Ben Niernberg, MNJ Executive Vice President. “The expertise we acquire by earning these certifications is a true benefit for customers and one of the core building blocks of our growth.”

Each year, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors work together to identify the most customercentric technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Solution providers that have earned these elite designations — enabling them to deliver exclusive products, services, and customer support — are then selected from a pool of online applicants. These organizations have differentiated themselves as premier solution providers by earning multiple top-level IT certifications, specializations, and partner program designations from the industry’s most prestigious technology providers.

“Solution providers that continue to pursue vendor certifications and extend their skill sets across various technologies and IT practices are proving their commitment to delivering the greatest business value to their customers through an incomparable level of service,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “Our CRN Tech Elite 250 list recognizes leading solution providers with expansive technical knowledge and esteemed certifications for exactly that reason.”

Full coverage of the 2020 Tech Elite 250 list is posted at www.CRN.com/TechElite250.

About MNJ Technologies

MNJ Technologies is a technology and managed services provider that focuses on helping midmarket companies increase productivity, simplify IT systems, and reduce costs through best-in-class vendor-agnostic solutions and services. The company’s certified solution consultants and engineers help clients optimize operations using SDWAN, unified communications, networking, security, cloud, and other technologies. Founded in 2002, MNJ headquarters is in suburban Chicago. For more information, visit www.mnjtech.com.


Matt Ogden

Chief Operating Officer

Matt Ogden is MNJ’s Chief Operating Officer. Matt is widely recognized as the voice of the customer. He was, in fact, a customer of MNJ for 14 years. MNJ customers trust Matt for his command of IT and Digital Transformation within the context of optimized business outcomes.

Matt bridges the gap between legacy technology environments and practical future state success. He has a rare ability to meet the customer where they are and build high integrity, cost effective plans to help technology teams function better. He has even been called a CTO/CIO whisperer. His command of best practices comes from his 14+ years of experience as a leader within the Fortune 19 company – Marathon Petroleum Corporation.

Matt is a Management Information Systems (MIS) graduate from Kent State University. Matt is all about family and invests his free time into them while enjoying coaching and Disney World adventures. Matt is also an avid Cleveland Browns fan.