Award Winning Team

Industry organizations and publications have awarded and recognized the unique work taking place at MRE. Over the course of 29 years, we have been honored as a leader in not only what we do, but how we do it and the team that makes it all possible.

MRE’ers make an impact by committing to personal excellence and utilizing our team strength.

Mike Short, Founding Partner & President

Top 500 IT Managed Services Provider| Pioneer 250 Company

CRN Magazine (The Channel Company)

MRE has been recognized in CRN’s prestigious Pioneer 250 list! This recognition reflects our commitment to innovation, growth, and excellence. A special thank you to our dedicated team, valued clients, and partners for their ongoing support which has made this achievement possible.


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2019- 2023

Best Places to Work

Houston Business Journal

We are honored, and more importantly, thrilled to be fostering a culture and work environment where people feel valued, supported, and enjoy what they do. A big THANK YOU to all of our employees, this award is for you! Your passion and support is what makes MRE a Best Place to Work.

HBJ’s Best Places to Work award winners are selected based on employee feedback. Employees evaluated their companies in areas such as goals and leadership, communication and support, advancement opportunity and skill development, recognition and compensation, tolerance and flexibility, and embracing innovation and ideas.



Top Technology Advisory for: Understanding Client Needs &​ ​Best Value for the Money​

MRE Consulting voted as a Top Technology Advisory in the categories “Understanding Client Needs and  Best Value for Money” as part of the 2023 Energy Risk Software Rankings. We are delighted by this recognition and grateful for our team who make this achievement possible. We would also like to thank all our wonderful clients for trusting us to provide you with the best service possible.



Shortlisted | Leading Strategic Technology Advisory Group​

Commodity Trading Week

MRE Consulting was shortlisted for the “Leading Strategic/Technology Advisory Group” award in the highly esteemed 2023 Commodity Trading Week Awards.  Being shortlisted for this award is a testament to the expertise, dedication, and hard work of our consultants. It’s a great honor to be acknowledged among some of the top advisory groups in the energy industry and across CTRM.



#16, CRN Fast Growth 150

The Channel Co.

MRE has been listed 16th on CRN’s 2023 Fast Growth 150 list. In this list, CRN recognizes the 150 fastest-growing North American technology integrators, solution providers, and IT consultants for their substantial growth and meaningful performance over the previous two years. Thank you to our incredible team, partners, and clients for making this achievement possible!


2022, 2023

Tech Elite 250 company

CRN Magazine (The Channel Company) 

We are proud to announce our continued selection as one of CRN’s Tech Elite 250 companies. The Tech Elite 250 list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology suppliers. We are honored to be recognized for our capabilities in this area, and look forward to continuing to provide cutting edge IT solutions for clients.

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2023 LIST

Security MVP award

MVP Security Partner

Ingram Micro Cloud

Our Technology team was recognized by Ingram Micro Cloud as an MVP Security Partner for their outstanding success in 2021. The MVP Security award is given to partners who have shown exemplary dedication, strategy, and create significant impact with their solutions.

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2022 CRN MSP500

Top 500 IT Managed Services Provider| Pioneer 250 Company

CRN Magazine (The Channel Company) 

MRE consulting has been recognized as a Pioneer 250 company by CRN Magazine’s annual MSP 500 list. This list recognizes the leading solution providers in North America whose innovative approaches to providing managed services are changing the landscape of the IT channel with ground-breaking solutions, while helping end users improve operational efficiencies and maximize their return on investment.



Top 500 IT Managed Services Provider in North America

CRN Magazine (The Channel Company) 

CRN Magazine recognized MRE as one of the top 500 Managed Services Providers (MSP) in North America.  The award recognizes top technology providers and consultants that deliver operational efficiencies, technology improvements, and recognizes accomplished MSPs that work tirelessly to guide their customers with creative solutions for complex IT challenges.

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Top ETRM Consulting Company

Energy CIO Insights

MRE Consulting was honored as a Top Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) Consulting Company for 2020 by Energy CIO Insights. Energy CIO Insights recognizes companies based on feedback from a selection panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts, and their editorial board. MRE Consulting was selected for providing distinctive and innovative solutions around ETRM for the energy industry.

“We are honored to be recognized by Energy CIO Insights for the impact we deliver for our clients. Our goal is to enable energy companies with strategic decision-making across prospecting, pricing, forecasting, trading, and operations through data and insights. We are invested in their long-term success,” says Bill Bucy, Partner at MRE Consulting.

Technology leaders are faced with pressure to make strategic investments that not only drive business value but are future-proof. What’s gives MRE an edge is its focus on ETRM and staying current on how leading business and technology trends are impacting the energy industry. Our perspective and work leverages Cloud, Big Data, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms in combination with ETRM to enable new use cases and streamline existing operations.

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Rookie Partner of the Year

Ingram Micro Cloud

MRE Consulting was recognized as the Cloud Rookie Partner of the Year for North America at this year’s Ingram Micro Cloud Summit: The Digital Sessions.

The award recognizes a rookie partner as a firm that has expanded its partnership with Ingram Micro Cloud to achieve outstanding growth in customer base and revenue and emerges as a breakthrough success in 2019.

For Managed Services clients, MRE leverages Audix Insights for regular audits and provides recommendations on how clients can optimize their investments. This has been particularly helpful and appreciated during the current environment. “Many companies are unexpectedly supporting a remote workforce, which drastically changes their application and infrastructure needs,” Neikirk said. “MRE helps clients fine tune their Microsoft investment while optimizing their spend. With many clients seeking scalability and business continuity in their infrastructure, a key MRE strategy in 2020 is helping customers migrate their on-premise assets to the cloud while growing their Ingram Micro Partnership.”

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CIO 100 Award

Audix Insights

MRE was honored for developing Audix, a suite of tools that enable IT leaders to manage their IT infrastructure and applications, improve efficiency, and optimize spend. Audix analyzes an IT environment to quickly identify all deployed hardware and software, their usage, and their license counts. Using predictive analytics, it makes recommendations for assets which are not performing optimally. The tool correlates this information with financial information to visually present trends and actionable areas.

Audix was conceived, designed and developed internally by the MRE DevOps team using .NET framework, Power BI and Azure. Audix 365 for O365 and Audix Cloud for Azure are available in the Microsoft AppSource as a SaaS product.

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Top Consulting Partner/System Integrator for Commodity Trading and Risk Management


Best Overall Experience
Perceived Overall Market Leader
Perceived Market Leader in Project Management Services
#1 in Unprompted Brand Recognition
#1 in Service Providers Used to Assist in CTRM Software Selection or Implementation

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7-time 5000 Honoree

Inc. 5000

Nationwide business magazine best known for its annual guide to the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S


Largest Houston Area Computer Network & Systems Integrators

Houston Business Journal


Largest Houston Area Information Technology Consultants

Houston Business Journal

2007-2013, 2017

Houston Fast 100 (Fastest Growing Private Companies)

Houston Business Journal

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