CEO, FULLY MANAGED
When Joel Abramson sold his managed IT services firm, Packetsafe Networks, to industry leader Fully Managed in 2013, he made sure his customers received a soft landing. Joining Fully Managed as vicepresident, business development, Abramson didn't anticipate being named CEO less than three years later. “I started collecting a lot of wins with the two co-founders [Chris Day and Sharleen Oborowsky] and putting an effort into growing the business,” the Vancouverite says. “The retention period came and went, and we had made significant progress.”
Abramson, who spent his teenage summers working in the IT department of Vancouver Film School before earning a BA in political science from Mcgill University, has helped Fully Managed grow to 75 staff. For its part, the company targets businesses with 10 to 20 employees, providing them with cloud-based support across all devices and programs.
“We've managed to stay on top of the B.C. and Alberta markets and are looking to continue that across the country by bringing together like-sized and like-minded companies and becoming a national player,” Abramson says. –N.C.