Our core motivators
These are the things that fuel us and that you can expect from our team.
Provide exceptional value
Our commitment to the growth of our brands doesn’t just stop at capital investment. We remain involved and engaged in order to hit our collective goals.
By focusing first on developing great team cultures, we help brands create financial sustainability and continued growth. Patrick Lencioni said, “Teamwork begins by building trust.” This is a foundational principle of our team.
Push the boundaries
We strive to push the limits of what is possible and are constantly asking the question, “What’s next? – all while maintaining the unique value proposition of the markets we serve.
We have a strong background in technology and are looking for companies that will benefit from joining our family of existing platforms.
Hunger to grow
Our goal is to help forward-thinking companies continue to evolve and innovate.
Clarity of vision
Ideal partners have a clear understanding of what they do, why they do it, and where they’re going.
Our proven track record
We’ve been building great companies for over 35 years. Here are a few of the exceptional technology brands we’ve built or acquired.
Founded in 1987, Great Lakes Computer to serve the Digital Equipment computer space. It evolved into a full-service data integration solution provider. Merged with Optio Data in 2016.
Service Express was founded in 1993 as a third-party maintenance provider for data center hardware and later grew to become one of the largest providers in this space. The company was sold to its management team in 1997.
Hi-Tech was founded in 1987 with a primary focus on digital equipment and emerging data center infrastructure. It was acquired in 2004 and integrated into the Data Strategy platform.
Get Service was founded in 2005 as a managed service provider focused on the mid-market. It was later sold to its existing management team.
Vista was founded in 2006 as alternative to traditional technology procurement channels. In 2017, Vista was sold to the existing management team.
Founded in 2007 as a premier provider of technology solutions in the then-emerging cloud and virtualization space. Data Strategy grew 1500% over 11 years until its sale in 2018 to HIG Capital.
Founded in 2012 as a specialized hardware provider for Dell. Their business model expanded to include strategic relationships with top tech providers. Optio grew over 500% in 6 years until its sale in 2018 HIG Capital.
Sentry was founded in 2012 as with a focus on emerging cybersecurity practices and shadow IT. Sentry was integrated into the Data Strategy platform in 2014.
NSI was founded in 2003 as a dedicated provider of data center storage solutions. They were integrated into the Data Strategy platform in 2014.
Boice was founded in 1994 and later became one of the largest technology consulting firms in Louisville, KY. Boice was acquired in 2015 and integrated into the Data Strategy platform.
Inno-Versity was founded in 2012 with the mission of providing organizations with excellence in custom digital learning. They were acquired by Century in 2019 and merged with Th3rd Coast Digital Solutions in 2022 to form MindSpring.
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