Since 2008, CRN's Solution Provider 500 (formerly the VAR500) has recognized Curvature on their annual "500 Top Solution Providers" list as one of North America's top technology integrators. Curvature most recently placed as 93rd (as Network Hardware Resale) in the 2013 annual ranking. CRN's Solution Provider list details the leading revenue producers among technology integrators and technology solution provider organizations in North America. The list's ranking is based on gross worldwide revenue of hardware and software sales, as well as earnings from professional and managed information technology (IT) services.
2012 marked the 10th year that Curvature was recognized as one of the top 5,000 fastest growing companies in the country. The "Inc. 5,000" is an extension of Inc. Magazine's annual "Inc. 500 list", which Curvature has graced since 2000 (as Curvature). Conjointly, the companies on these lists constitute the backbone of the U.S. economy.
The Pacific Coast Business Times is the weekly business journal serving the counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Currently, The Pacific Coast Business Times offers 18 special reports and hosts four major events whilst maintaining community. Pacific Coast Business Times honored Curvature as the 2006 Private Company of the Year. Curvature was honored again in 2010, as the Company of the Year in Business & Technology. The selection criteria, determined by the publication's editorial staff, included revenue as well as company growth and performance along with significant news or distinguishing events during the past year. In 2014, Mike Sheldon, CEO of Curvature, was honored with the PCBT Business Leadership Award.
Mike Sheldon, President and CEO of Curvature, was named as a finalist for 2012 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in Greater Los Angeles – from nearly 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Chuck Sheldon, former Curvature CEO, was also named as a finalist in 2005. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in over 100 cities and 35 countries.
Curvature holds both ISO 9001:2008 and TL 9000 certifications for all of its distribution centers. Curvature is among an elite class of networking equipment providers that have achieved this level of quality control. The International Standards Organization and the Quality of Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications (QuEST) Forum are the governing bodies for these certifications. This prestigious recognition serves to validate Curvature's demonstrated ability to provide the highest quality levels of procurement and refurbishment services for the telecommunications industry worldwide.
"After surveying 304 IT decision makers, Forrester found that even though IT budgets are under constant scrutiny, businesses have defaulted to vendor influence, which has blinded them to the rewards of extending hardware lifecycles and third-party maintenance solutions."