CRA CTO Mike Kozak Recognized as one of the Most Innovative Midmarket CIOs

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XChange recognizes CRA again for leadership excellence

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Chico Ramnarayan, CEO of CRA, a leading and award-winning managed IT Solutions firm, announced today that CRA’s CTO Mike Kozak has been named to the inaugural Top 20 Most Innovative Midmarket CIOs list. The new list shines a spotlight on the elite IT leaders who are using technology to drive one of the most important segments in the U.S. economy today.

Honorees were chosen for spearheading a successful IT project that helped a business grow, gained a competitive edge and/or achieved breakthrough results. The twenty final selections were made by the XChange editorial team based on application submissions.

“We are thrilled to promote the dynamic CIOs who are leading today’s midmarket companies to great success by leveraging the power of IT to make a positive impact and transform the way their organization does business,” said Lisa MacKenzie, SVP XChange Events. “The Midmarket is integral to today’s economy, and its leaders deserve recognition for their dedication to innovation and constant pursuit of excellence. We congratulate these forward-thinking executives and wish each of them continued success.”

CRA CEO Chico Ramnarayan stated, “Mike spearheaded the rollout of our award-winning managed IT solutions platform that is a key differentiator of CRA and its great to see him acknowledged in the industry for that.”

CRA CTO Mike Kozak stated, “Continuing to innovate and to transform the way we approach infrastructure solution projects, while keeping a firm grasp on budget considerations, agility, and the future of all our clients, is essential for the growth of CRA as a service provider, as well as any CIO in this market. Taking an iterative approach to design, with hands-on development, testing and a bottom-up approach to building a managed IT solution stack that is going to address all of your requirements, not only today but in the future, helps to drive the industry forward and create elegant managed solutions to complicated workflows.”

The Top 20 Innovative Midmarket CIOs were recognized during the XCellence Awards at the Midsize Enterprise Summit East, the largest gathering of midmarket CIOs.

The full list of executives is published online on the XChange CIO Community and as a slideshow on, the IT industry’s leading news and analysis site.

About CRA
Founded in 1992 and based in New York, CRA, an award winning managed IT solutions provider and certified Minority Business Enterprise, provides transformative solutions for small and medium businesses, enterprises, and government agencies. CRA has a portfolio of managed IT solutions across Managed Services, Consulting, and Cloud Solutions that help solve business problems and deliver immediate value. CRA has been awarded and recognized as a managed IT solutions leader by MSPmentor, CRN, and the Inc. 500|5000. Learn more at

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