Gordon Flesch to Acquire ITP and Create Large Midwest MSP

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Gordon Flesch to Acquire ITP and Create Large Midwest MSP

By Laura Stotler

Managed service provider (MSP) Information Technology Professionals (ITP) is set to be acquired by Gordon Flesch Company (GFC) . The acquisition will make GFConsulting group one of the largest MSPs in the Midwest, serving more than 400 customers and employing 70 staff members.

The companies will combine capabilities to provide cloud, cybersecurity and managed IT services. ITP has more than 20 years of experience as an MSP, serving clients in the manufacturing, medical, professionals services and other commercial industries.

GFConsulting offers a broad range of managed services including business process management, technology planning, IT consulting and applications and cloud services. The company’s range of cloud services includes IaaS design, architecture and hosting along with SaaS subscription licensing for a variety of business applications. The company also offers IBM Watson and Bluemix Development Operations through cloud platform environments.

"ITP is one of the premier MSPs in Wisconsin and has a great reputation for delivering strong technical support and solutions to the customers they serve," said Patrick Flesch, president of the Gordon Flesch Company. "Their strong technical team and operational maturity will be a great addition to the current team that GFConsulting has built over the years. This acquisition underscores GFC's commitment to be the leading provider of technology solutions in the markets we serve."

GFC counts Sauk Prairie Healthcare, Velocity Urgent Care and Marquette University among its many customers. The company recently worked with Marquette to provide a managed print solution to the university. The offering replaced a previous Canon fleet and now enables usage tracking and reports as well as detailed analytics and cost accounting for all departments. Secure printing and scanning also enables the university to control usage, limit waste and conserve paper and toner.

ITP was purchased in 2014 by Paul Hager, who had previously developed and sold a patent for a voice-to-text technology platform to a Microsoft subsidiary. The company had roughly 40 clients when Hager purchased it, and he has bumped that number up to more than 290.

"I am proud of how quickly ITP has grown, becoming one of the leading MSPs in Wisconsin in a very short time," said Hager, president and CEO of ITP. "I am excited for the opportunity to begin the next chapter in our story, as we join one of the oldest and most respected technology companies in the Midwest. The combined resources and reach of our two companies will be an unbeatable combination."




Edited by Maurice Nagle

MSPToday Contributing Editor

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