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  • 1999

    Long View is Founded:

    • August – Calgary office opens in Patty Bourgeois’s den
    • November – moved into BVS office space (sublease)
    • Windows were used for whiteboards
    • First Long View Christmas Party – Banff Springs Hotel
    • Compaq Partnership established
    • Citrix Partnership established
    • Headcount: 8

     

    Managed Services:

    • First offering (and one of strongest)

     

    Shell RFP:

    • Largest outsourcing deal in Canada – addition of 60 people

     

    NOC:

    • First network operating center in BVS

     

    First Client:

    • CNRL

     

     

    Staff Count:
    8

  • 2000

    Highlights:

    • Creation of Core Pillars: Integrity, Competence, Value, Fun
    • Mission statement created
    • Launched Sales organization
    • NOC: first network operating center in Bow Valley Square
    • First installs of IP telephony for client and Long View
    • First Cisco payable client in Calgary
    • First $2 million in revenue
    • Corporate strategy sessions at Don’s ranch to shape future of company
    • Shell RFP: largest outsourcing deal in Canada – addition of 60 people
    • Managed Services: first offering (and one of strongest)
    • Second Long View Christmas Party Lodge at Kananaskis
    • First Calgary Stampede Breakfast hosted by Patty Bourgeois
      (tradition still carries on – Calgary branch now runs it in last 4 or 5 years
    • Hiring Dan Sottile

     

    Staff Count:
    27

  • 2001

    Highlights:

    • 2001-2006/2007: revenue double every year
    • PEC – Encana
    • BHAG: Big Hairy Audacious Goals
    • Start of MITS
    • $5 million in revenue

     

     

    Staff Count:
    35

  • 2002

    Highlights:

    • 100 people headcount: doubled headcount YOY
    • Named Dell EMC Partner in Canada
    • $13 million in revenue
    • Addition of People Services

     

    Staff Count:
    77

  • 2003

    Highlights:

    • Denver office opens: EnCana as client
    • $27 million in revenue

     

    Staff Count:

    129

  • 2004

    Highlights:

    • Microsoft Partnership
    • $1 million in Cisco revenue
    • $33 million in revenue

     

    Staff Count:

    169

  • 2005

    Highlights:

    • Vancouver office opens: Intrawest client (diversifying from oil and gas industry)
    • Microsoft Gold Partner
    • 163% growth year over year
    • $47 million in revenue
    • ITIL practices; player in infrastructure arena

     

    Staff Count:

    210

  • 2006

    Highlights:

    • Edmonton office opens
    • Houston office opens: Anadarko client
    • Partner with NetApp
    • Partner with VMWare
    • First annual Sales Kick Off (SKO)
    • $72 milion in revenue

     

    Staff Count:

    337

  • LDP
    2007

    Highlights:

    • Victoria office opens
    • Started Leadership Development program
    • Cisco Gold Partner
    • $101 million in revenue

     

    Staff Count:

    425

  • 2008

    Highlights:

    • Dallas office opens
    • $144 million in revenue
    • Economic Downturn hit; LVS triumph
    • Launched Procurement As A Service (PAAS)
    • Creation of Leadership Development Program

     

    Staff Count:

    614

  • 2009

    Highlights:

    • 10 year anniversary!
    • 2009 CRN Platnium Solution Provider
    • $156 million in revenue
    • $2 million year 1 – $250 million year 11
    • 7 branches in 2 countries
    • Worked in over 60 cities in 7 countries
    • From Patty’s den to over 8 floors across 7 cities
    • 650 active clients
    • Invoiced$0.5 billion to clients
    • Innovation: development of practices, PaaS, HaaS, SaaS
    • LOL created – Ladies of Long View

     

    Staff Count:

    607

  • 2010

    Highlights:

    • Launches OnDemand Cloud
    • 2010 Titan of Technology – Denver
    • #2 Global MSP – MSPMentor
    • CRN Magazine: Fastest Growing IT Company
    • IBM 2010Top Growth Partner – Ingram – VTN
    • $196 million in revenue

     

    Staff Count:

    759

  • 2011

    Highlights:

    • Win Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies
    • First annual Career Expo
    • Avenue magaznies “Best Places to Work”
    • TOP 10 Microsoft UC Partners – Globally
    • $274 million in revenue
    • Wins SMART car – #1 IBM sales YOY Canada; Edmonton and ATB
    • LV Smart car

     

    Staff Count:

    899

  • 2012

    Highlights:

    • Toronto office opens
    • 1000 people headcount
    • Gartner’s Magic Qaudrant calls LV “Emerging Player”
    • Named Adobe Systems’ No.1 Growth Partner in North America
    • Don Bialik becomes a grandfather
    • LV Calgary Team participated in a Freeze Mob
    • LV cuts its first music video on time sheet entry!

     

    Staff Count:

    954

  • 2013

    Highlights:

    • Loss of Dan Sottile, LV’s 12th employee and CMO
    • Playgrounds for Haiti: corporate wide initiative
    • Calgary Floods: LVS helps clients and neighbourhoods
    • Gord Mawhinney succeeds founder Don Bialik as second CEO. Don becomes Chairman
    • Formation of Advisory Board

     

    Staff Count:

    1059

  • 2014

    Highlights:

    • Market new message: “Every business needs a unique blend of IT elements,
      Long View has the skills to provide them”
    • Formation of official Board of Directors
    • Launch of 3rd OnDemand Cloud – Toronto

     

    Staff Count:

    1213

  • 2015

    Highlights:

    • Amsterdam office opens
    • Move from BVS to Livingston Place
    • Gold Status for Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies
    • Donation of old LV laptops for kids in Limpopo province of South Africa – served over 5oo students
    • Sottile Cup (LV vs ATB: raise funds and awareness for Hockey Alberta and Every Kid Every Community Program)

     

    Staff Count:

    1013

  • 2016
    2016

    Highlights:

    • Long View earns inaugural Oil & Gas Industry Solution Provider award at CDN Top 100 show
    • Long View and HP Enterprise recognized as the winner of the 2016 Microsoft Canada Hybrid Cloud Innovation IMPACT Award
    • Long View named a Major Player in Data Centre Operations and Management by the IDC MarketScape
    • NetApp Regional Partner of the Year
    • NetApp Top Flexpod Sales

     

    Staff Count:

    1054

  • 2017

    Highlights:

    • Won Microsoft IMPACT award for Enterprise Cloud Partner of the Year – Canada
    • Runner up Global Hybrid Cloud and Infrastructure Platform Partner of the Year Award
    • Wins Gold International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) with MediaValet

     

    Staff Count:

    1019

  • 2018

    Highlights:

    • Brent Allison appointed as third CEO
    • Platinum Club Member Status with Canada’s Best Managed Companies
    • Named Microsoft’s Canada Partner of the Year 2018

     

    Staff Count:

    1163

  • 2019

    Highlights:

    • 20 year anniversary!
    • Named Microsoft’s Canada Partner of the Year 2019 (second year in a row – history)

     

    Our first 20 years were amazing thanks to our Long View team members, clients and partners that helped us reach this milestone.

     

    We look forward to the next 20 years starting in 2020!

  • 2020