Charles Weaver

CEO, International Association of Cloud & Managed Service Providers (MSPAlliance)

Chico, California
Information Technology and Services
  1. MSPAlliance,
  2. Weaver & Associates
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14 years of managed services & cloud computing experience and thought leadership.

CEO of international standards and accrediting body, MSPAlliance

Author of "The Art of Managed Services"

Worked with MSPs to create managed services standards

M&A expertise with a focus on managed services companies

Helped thousands of Managed Service Providers, technology vendors, and cloud providers on everything from channel enablement, maximizing value for MSP organizations, and minimizing IT service management risk.

Specialties: MSP valuations, mergers and acquisition, managed IT services, cloud computing, channel partner enablement



– Present (14 years)

Managing Director

Weaver & Associates
– Present (5 years 6 months)

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Opportunities Charles is looking for:

  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Charles cares about:

  • Economic Empowerment
  • Politics
  • Science and Technology

Organizations Charles supports:

Honors & Awards

The 50 Most Influential People in Business IT

Baseline Magazine

Named as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Business IT by Baseline Magazine:


  1. French

  2. Latin

  3. Italian


  • Cloud Computing
  • Managed Services
  • Strategy
  • Go-to-market Strategy
  • IT Service Management
  • Business Alliances
  • Consulting
  • Information Technology
  • Thought Leadership
  • SaaS
  • Channel
  • Professional Services
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Mergers
  • Management Consulting
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Software Industry
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Virtualization
  • Data Center
  • Start-ups
  • IT Strategy
  • Enterprise Software
  • Solution Selling
  • IT Management
  • Network Security
  • Security
  • Selling
  • Valuation
  • Auditing
  • Outsourcing
  • Channel Partners
  • Hosted Services
  • Managed Hosting
  • M&A experience
  • Cisco Technologies
  • Sales Enablement
  • Business Continuity
  • MSP business consulting
  • MSP Certifications
  • Storage
  • Microsoft Technologies
  • MSP valuations
  • IT Outsourcing
  • SSAE 16 audits
  • Cloud Certification
  • Executive Management
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The Art of Managed Services(Link)

MSPAlliance Press

This groundbreaking book is a must read for anybody who works in or is interested in becoming a managed service provider. Beginning with its inception during the early to mid 1990s, covering the seminal years of the dotcom era, all the way up to the present day, this book will help the reader make sense of one of the most talked and written about subjects in the Information Technology industry.

Cloud Providers: The Case for Universal Standards(Link)

Wall Street Journal
July 2012

Article I wrote for the Wall Street Journal advocating for standards in cloud computing.

Managed Mindset - How To Select the Right Managed Service Provider(Link)

PC Today
December 2011

Knowing whether your company needs an MSP depends on your ability to analyze your own requirements,including present and future needs.



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