New Orleans and Shreveport IT Companies Join Forces
NEW ORLEANS – Shreveport-based Enterprise Computing Services LLC and New Orleans-based My IT announced they have joined forces to create an IT managed service provider serving Louisiana and the surrounding Gulf South region.
Led by Kevin Cook, CEO of ECS, the combined company will serve a diverse base of small and medium-sized business (“SMB”) customers across a wide variety of industries including professional services, healthcare, automotive, architecture, engineering and construction.
“ECS and My IT have each forged successful, growing businesses by establishing enduring customer relationships, solution-oriented service and support, and responsive teams,” Cook said.“Together, the merged company will expand our offerings and service platform to the growing base of small and mid-size businesses in the Gulf South region and beyond.”
Rapid change in the areas of cybersecurity, cloud and the internet of things makes it harder than ever for small and medium-sized businesses to develop and maintain reliable and cost-effective information technology systems to run their business.
“There’s a reason that our customers continue to depend on us year after year – we know the importance of true partnership with our clients, working as an extension of their team to ensure their IT systems are reliable, secure and help drive their business forward,” said Cook. “We are now better positioned than ever to manage the complexities of today’s technology environment so customers can focus on what they do best.”
After a short transition period, the merged company will adopt the My IT brand company-wide.
Members of both management teams will run the combined business, ensuring continuity of service, relationships and customer experience. As CEO, Cook will lead with a combined team of senior staff from both companies, including ECS Chief Operating Officer Jon Katz and Director of Operation Holly Lawrence, as well as My IT Chief Operating Officer Chris Gonzales, Chief Technology Officer Nick LaVerde and Chief Strategy Officer Perryn Olson. My IT CEO Patrick Leonard will help with the transition before exiting the business.
“This merger is about taking two premier IT managed service businesses and forging them into a single platform from which to better serve our customers,” Leonard said. “I’ve had the pleasure of leading My IT for the past many years, growing our business and solidifying our place among the best IT service providers in the industry. I think it’s a testament to the deeply rooted vision and values shared by these two companies that they’ve chosen My IT as the go-forward brand. I couldn’t be more excited for what’s in store for the combined company, team and its customers in this next chapter. Our customers are in great hands.”