Project Leadership Associates (PLA), a Citrix Gold Partner, today announced it has been awarded the Citrix Most Valuable Partner (MVP) award for the Central region by the world’s largest technology distributor Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM). The award was presented to PLA by Ingram Micro’s U.S. Advanced Computing Division, which specializes in data center solutions including Citrix.

The Ingram Micro Citrix MVP award is given annually to one business partner in each region of the United States. Recipients of the award have demonstrated leadership through strong year-over-year sales growth, superior technical capabilities and strategic working relationships with Citrix and Ingram Micro.

“Our relationship with Citrix uniquely positions us to empower our partners to build virtualization practices that differentiate their services and help deliver measurable return to their customers,” says Scott Zahl, vice president and general manager, Ingram Micro Advanced Computing Division. “Project Leadership Associates was selected for its incredible growth and ability to sell and support the entire breadth of the Citrix portfolio through Ingram Micro.”

As an Ingram Micro business partner, PLA works closely with sales, licensing, technical support and market development teams within Ingram Micro to accelerate its growth and augment its existing resources. In 2012, PLA grew its Citrix business by more than 600 percent, and are on pace to grow by another 300 percent in 2013.

“Our ability to manage a fast growing national Citrix practice is directly tied to the successful relationship we have with Ingram Micro,” says Neil Parekh, national practice director, Project Leadership Associates. “The Ingram Micro Advanced Computing team understands our needs and the business requirements of our customers. We leverage Ingram Micro across all aspects of our business including marketing, sales, configuration and program management.”

In addition to the Ingram Micro Citrix MVP award, PLA has been recognized for accelerated growth by both Chicago Crain’s Businesses ‘Fast 50 and Everything Channel’s CRN Fast Growth 100 List.

“Project Leadership Associates is one of our most valued, loyal and hardworking Citrix partners,” says Bill Brandel, senior director, Ingram Micro Advanced Computing Division. “We are proud to recognize Project Leadership Associates with the Ingram Micro Citrix Most Valuable Partner of the Year award for the Central region.”

About Project Leadership Associates

Project Leadership Associates (PLA) provides business technology solutions that empowers small, middle market and enterprise organizations with services across four core solution groups: 1) Strategy & Execution, 2) Business Operations, 3) Applications, and 4) Infrastructure. PLA focuses on delivering services with industry leading thought-leadership, seasoned senior business technology consultants and strong business understanding. PLA is proud of the organization's accomplishments, but even more proud of their clients' success.

PLA people are passionate about the strategy and information technology solutions they develop, the success of the projects they work on, and the clients they work with. PLA information technology consultants work hard to develop customer relationships built upon mutual respect and innovation, while emphasizing businesses and technical excellence in everything we do so each project delivers maximized value and return to the client. For more information visit www.projectleadership.net.

About Ingram Micro Inc.

Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 160 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.

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