Three CDI Rising Stars Honored as CRN Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders

Three CDI Rising Stars Honored as CRN Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders

Annual list recognizes individuals who are propelling growth and strategic direction

New York – November 4, 2022 – CDI (Computer Design & Integration), an award-winning international IT systems integrator, announced today that Chief Technology Officer Will Huber, EVP of Digital Services Sam Shrefler, and Vice President of Solutions Architecture Kyle Mullin were named 2022 Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders. CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, created this list to honor the exceptional individuals who are vital contributors to driving growth, providing strategic direction for their respective companies, and are poised to be tomorrow’s channel innovators.

This marks the second selection to the prestigious list for Will Huber, and first for Kyle Mullin and Sam Shrefler.

The third-annual Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders list includes rising-star executives, managers and directors who are 40 years of age or younger and have demonstrated distinctive leadership qualities in their roles as integrators, VARs, MSPs and other IT solution providers.

“This is a very well-deserved achievement for all three of these talented CDI leaders,” said Rich Falcone, CEO & President, CDI. “We have seen incredible success recently, and we would not have experienced that same level without the dedication and leadership of those individuals. CDI is lucky to have the best in the industry working throughout the organization, and throughout the world. Will, Kyle, and Sam are a perfect representation of CDI – great teammates, valued contributors, and even better people.”

“CRN’s Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders list pays tribute to the IT channel visionaries and trailblazers who are ushering in the next era of the IT channel,” The Channel Company CEO Blaine Raddon said. “We would like to formally congratulate the individuals featured on this year’s list for bringing fresh ideas and innovations that exemplify the very best of what the IT channel has to offer.”

CDI, which boasts a female employment rate double that of the industry, as well had three leaders named to CRN’s Women of the Channel ranking. The New York City based systems integrator received top honors across the industry in 2022, winning coveted awards from multiple Technology giants, earning top partner status, and finalizing their sixth acquisition.

The Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders list will be featured in the December issue of CRN Magazine or can be found online at

About CDI (Computer Design & Integration LLC):

CDI was founded in 1995, with corporate headquarters in New York City, as well as office locations in across the United States and International. The firm has been recognized as one of the top IT solution providers in the world, offering clients and businesses of all sizes the most up-to-date hybrid IT technology solutions. CDI continually focuses on achieving client satisfaction by developing and implementing comprehensive and innovative technology solutions that enhance day-to-day business workflow processes, and combines the required experience, exceptional talent, quality assurance and stability needed to solve today’s most complex business challenges.

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