Colin Knox serves as the Director of Product Strategy, SolarWinds Passportal, and is the founder and former CEO of Passportal up until its acquisition by SolarWinds in 2019. With an education in software development and information technology, Colin Knox has spent the past 15 years deeply embedded in the technology field. Colin is a respected member of the global MSP (Managed Service Provider) industry, having his former MSP business, XCEL, listed in the top 500 firms in the world for 3 years, as well as being personally listed twice (2012 and 2014) as one of the 250 most influential and successful MSP executives. He is a professional speaker with past engagements across North America advising MSP owners how to grow, expand, and mature their own IT practices.