MORGANVILLE, NJ--(Marketwired - Dec 17, 2013) - Jeff Kaplan, CEO of Breakthrough Technology Group (BTG), was selected for Nine Lives Media's sixth annual MSPmentor 250. The global list identifies the world's leading Managed Services Provider (MSP) executives, entrepreneurs, experts, coaches, and community leaders.

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"It is an honor to be recognized as part of this distinguished group for a second consecutive year," said Jeff Kaplan. "From Day 1, BTG has focused on supporting its customers with cutting-edge technology and telecommunications.

"Our approach is simple, straightforward and, to which this award is a testament, effective. We focus on our clients' business and their requirements, then design, deploy and support technology solutions to not only meet those needs today, but also for their next generation of growth."

The sixth annual MSPmentor 250 list is richer and deeper with MSP executives from across the globe. An associated list, called Locked in the NOC (network operations center), honors MSP Hall of Famers who have made a lifetime impact in the market (

"We congratulate Jeff Kaplan on this distinguished honor and thank our readership community for submitting the nomination," said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton (

"At BTG, we pride ourselves as being an extension of our clients' team, which allows us to provide them with highly customized services," added Jeff Kaplan. "Further, we advocate the aspect of ONE -- One Helpdesk, One Portal, One Platform -- with each of our customers. This philosophy is what truly differentiates the BTG experience."

The MSPmentor 250 Report is based on a global survey of MSPmentor site readers conducted in the first half of 2013. The MSPmentor editorial staff, led by Managing Editor Jessica Davis, also weighed in with nominations, based on the team's daily coverage of the managed services market. The resulting MSPmentor 250 and Locked in the NOC coverage represents MSP experts across business, technology, sales, marketing, community development, coaching and more.

Breakthrough Technology Group (@BTGOneCloud) is a leading IT and Telecommunications solutions provider, and the highest-producing AT&T Channel Solutions Partner for 2010, 2011 and 2012. Founded in 2007, Breakthrough Technology Group (BTG) is focused on supporting its SMB and enterprise customers with cutting-edge technology and telecommunications. The knowledge base of BTG's veteran team spans the entire IT landscape, from cloud-based desktops and storage solutions to remote monitoring and end-user IT support. With a deep understanding of specific practice areas, advanced communications and carrier networks, BTG has proven itself to be an unquestioned leader and industry pioneer.

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