Advanticom's successful ownership transition is complete. The acquisition from current owner Brian Conboy was executed by a group of Advanticom's employees, which is what makes this story stand out when compared to the trend of local IT firms selling to private equity backed national Managed Service Providers. Keith Arnold, the new President and CEO, as well as majority shareholder, will be leading the ownership team that includes three other minority shareholders who have all been working together for the past eight years. Joining Keith as new shareholders are Jason Fink, Jonathan Geyer, and Rob Rech.
Some additional insight on the new shareholders joining Keith as part of the Executive Leadership Team:
Jason Fink, Advanticom's Director of Cloud Services, has been with the company for 12 years. He serves as the organization's Microsoft Practice Manager and Risk Assessment manager for the ISO27001 practice. Jason's primary focus is architecting and implementing Microsoft's cloud solutions, including Office 365 and Azure. He has managed Advanticom's Microsoft Partnership and Cloud Solution Partner (CSP) program since 2015.
Jonathan Geyer, Advanticom's Director of Security Services, has been with the company for 8 years and has worked in the industry for over 15 years. Jonathan's focus has always involved networking and security services in various consulting, corporate support, management, and development roles. As Director of Security Services, Jonathan will continue to lead the incident response and managed security services teams, in addition to advise on and architect client's networking initiatives.
Rob Rech, Advanticom's Director of Infrastructure Services, is the organization's longest tenured partner at 17 years with the organization. Rob serves as Advanticom's Business Continuity Plan Owner, Problem Management Process Owner, and is a Security Incident Response team member. Rob's areas of focus are architecting and implementing solutions in virtualization, storage, Windows server, disaster recovery, business continuity, backups, and business operation restoration following a security incident.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Advanticom, Inc. is a locally owned and operated Managed Services and IT Security Consultancy firm that has been in business for 25+ years.