ProSource finds investing in employees and charities spurs company growth


Lowell Messner, president and CEO, ProSource Solutions LLC

Lowell Messner, president and CEO, ProSource Solutions LLC

If your single biggest customer is Microsoft, that alone speaks volumes about your company. In ProSource’s case, it not only means its IT contract and consulting services earned the firm the Microsoft U.S. Services Partner of the Year designation for 2011 and 2012, but that ProSource has been recognized for its many differentiators.

Quality of services, high customer satisfaction levels, multiple Microsoft certifications, and responsiveness and agility to provide IT solutions are a hallmark of ProSource’s expertise, all under the direction of President and CEO Lowell Messner.

SunTrust, Timken and PNC are other clients. ProSource serves its clients from its Richfield location as well as its recently opened office in Atlanta.

Over the past five years, ProSource has seen explosive growth in revenue, racking up a 411 percent increase. The company has grown from 22 associates in its founding year of 2009 to 73 in 2012. ProSource expects to have more than 90 on board this year, more than quadrupling its size in four years.

Key factors in driving that growth include investing in employees’ skills and encouraging the associates to donate their time and resources to charitable organizations. ProSource has won numerous Microsoft Gold and Silver Certifications as well as numerous awards where quality of work performance has been a key criterion.

Since the company was founded, one of ProSource’s core values has been to have a positive impact on Northeast Ohio through philanthropy — giving back and making a difference in the lives of other people.

The values of driving commerce and supporting local charities are equally important to ProSource. Company executives helped charities raise more than $6.5 million in donations over the last four years, $3.2 million of which was through the Akron Rotary Club Capital Campaign, $2.8 million through the United Way’s 2011-12 Alexis De Tocqueville Society, and $450,000 through the Wayne Homes Chili Open and several other initiatives.

As well, ProSource executives are key thought leaders who serve on many not-for-profit boards, most often in roles such as a key officer or chairperson.

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