Marco Maintains Cisco Gold Integrator Status

Posted Apr 24, 2024 8:15:00 AM

ST. CLOUD, MINN., APRIL 24, 2024 Marco has successfully renewed its Cisco Gold Integrator status after demonstrating its team’s proficiency in providing value-added Cisco solutions through in-depth sales capabilities, technology skills, and service offerings. 

Marco has been a certified Cisco Gold Partner since 2020 — an elite distinction for business technology providers in the U.S. and around the world. However, Cisco’s partner program includes four primary roles to further distinguish participants’ abilities: integrator, advisor, provider, and developer. 

Marco’s Chief Revenue Officer, Clay Ostlund, states:

"I am extremely proud of the Marco team members who have devoted themselves to renewing our Gold Integrator status with Cisco. Their hard work and dedication have brought enormous value to our company and to the customers we serve. It isn’t the first time, nor will it be the last.”

What Does It Mean To Be a Cisco Gold Integrator? 

Cisco Gold Integrator status refers to a company’s ability to provide advanced integrated solutions and best-in-class support throughout a product’s lifecycle. 

More specifically, Cisco awards gold indicator status to companies that have proven the following: 

  • Technical mastery of designing, implementing, and operating Cisco solutions
  • Dedication to long-term customer success 
  • The bandwidth to pursue specialized training and access additional resources to keep up with evolving technology 
  • The ability to help customers get the most ROI from Cisco tools and services

Benefits of Working With a Gold Integrator 

Marco’s strategic partnerships with Cisco and other leading manufacturers and software developers allow the company to negotiate special pricing and minimize supply chain issues for its customers. 

However, there are additional benefits to working with a provider that holds the distinction:

  1. Unrivaled expertise in how to optimize network infrastructure and other Cisco solutions — now and in the future 
  2. Insider access to Cisco’s most advanced innovations
  3. Instant confidence that you’ll receive the very best mentorship and support 
  4. Expert configuration and cybersecurity recommendations for your Cisco environment

Trevor Akervik, Marco’s Chief Operating Officer, explains why vendor partnerships have always been a pillar of the company’s Gold Standard culture:

“Our partnerships are chosen very carefully. While we always pay attention to business and technology trends, we prioritize the long-term needs of our customers and our ability to offer them a unique value. In other words, continuous improvement, reliability, and a service mindset are always what we’re looking for. Cisco’s dedication to anticipating the needs and challenges of our customers and delivering forward-thinking solutions makes them an ideal long-term strategic partner for us. We are incredibly honored that Cisco sees Marco in a similar light.”

Other Notable Cisco Achievements

Marco’s long-term partnership with Cisco has allowed its experts to hone their skills in other ways that provide a unique value to clients. In addition to Gold Integrator status, Marco has also been awarded the following credentials: 

  • Advanced collaboration architecture specialized
  • Advanced security architecture specialized
  • Environmental sustainability specialized
  • HyperFlex specialized
  • Premier provider
  • Advanced data center specialized
  • Collaboration SaaS authorized partner
  • Full-stack observability specialized
  • Master collaboration specialized
  • Webex contact center specialization
  • Advanced enterprise networks architecture specialized
  • Networking specialized


Marco is one of the top business technology providers in the country, with offices in 15 states and serving customers nationally. Marco specializes in helping organizations with their IT, voice, print, and security needs from assessment to implementation to ongoing managed services. Their technology experts break down complex solutions into simple terms to position your business for success. Learn more at

Topics: Partnership, Awards