Q&A With Chris Grandi Of Abacus Group, A Hedge Fund’s IT Helper

Finding And Serving Its Niche

There’s something to be said for industry specialization, especially one that depends heavily on correct, secure data that complies with government regulations.

New York-based Abacus Group serves about 250 hedge funds and private equity funds on both sides of the Atlantic, helping investment managers transfer the burden of running their own technology infrastructures to Abacus’ secure private cloud, AbacusFLEX, and handling their storage needs through the company’s StorageBurst platform.

Abacus debuted on last year’s CRN Solution Provider 500 list at No. 495. Chris Grandi (pictured), CEO of the roughly 100-employee firm, talked to ITBestOfBreed about the company’s recent successes and what lies ahead. Click through to read an edited version of the interview.