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Bridgepointe Technologies Announces Tony Garbarino as a Partner

January 25th, 2023 | Featured News, News 25th, January at 9:08 AM

IT consulting professional to extend presence in Sacramento and beyond  

Bridgepointe Technologies (“Bridgepointe” or the “Company”), a tech advisory firm that helps mid-market and enterprise companies bridge the gap between tech investments and business results, today announced Tony Garbarino as its newest Partner.

Garbarino is an experienced IT consulting professional focusing on mid-size to enterprise clients with data center, network, cloud, collaboration, and security. He joined Bridgepointe six years ago and has built an extensive client base with a concentration in California and beyond.

“Tony has been one of our hardest working and most dedicated Strategists, and we’re pleased to be able to reward that by adding him as a Partner,” shared Brian Miller, Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder, Bridgepointe Technologies. “He shows what’s possible for enterprise sales professionals who want to leave their 9-to-5 and build something for themselves using our unparalleled brand and resources.”

Bridgepointe provides qualified sales professionals with a start-up investment, which Garbarino leveraged to start his IT consulting firm. These investments are designed to help de-risk the process of starting a business, and Bridgepointe provides hands-on support for Strategists at every step of their journey. Before his time with Bridgepointe, Garbarino spent time at TelePacific Communications and Synetic Technologies, supporting clients with their technology requirements.

“Bridgepointe’s culture is second to none, and I’m thrilled to be joining today as a Partner,” said Tony Garbarino, Partner, Bridgepointe Technologies. “From sales engineering to the leadership team, I’ve been supported, and more importantly, my clients have been supported in a way that ensures success. The entire team is devoted to helping clients make quicker, more informed decisions about their tech investments and helping them drive value from investments that much faster.”  

Since an equity investment from Charlesbank Partners in January 2022, Bridgepointe has rapidly grown its roster of Partners and Managing Partners, which is designed to reward top-performing Strategists for their contributions to the firm.  

Bridgepointe Technologies Announces Nader Barghouthi as an Equity Partner

January 18th, 2023 | Featured News, News 18th, January at 9:00 AM

Accomplished enterprise sales professional to build international reach for the firm

Bridgepointe Technologies (“Bridgepointe” or the “Company”), a tech advisory firm that helps mid-market and enterprise companies bridge the gap between tech investments and business results, today announced that Nader Barghouthi has joined as a Partner.

Nader Barghouthi was formerly a Managing Partner at CNSG and brings a well-established national and global client base to Bridgepointe. As a Partner, he has received an equity investment which he will be using to continue to build his international client base.

“Nader is exactly the type of Partner we’re looking for, and his deep focus on building an international client base is an outstanding addition to our team,” explained Brian Miller, Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder, Bridgepointe Technologies. “His commitment to helping his clients goes far beyond simply buying technology to ensuring they get tangible business results makes him an outstanding fit with how we’re building Bridgepointe.”

Nader brings a unique blend of sales and engineering experience and is passionate about humanizing technology for his clients. Before his time at CNSG, he held solutions engineering roles at Earthlink Business (now Windstream) and Level 3 (now Lumen).

“The Bridgepointe opportunity was the ideal fit at the ideal time,” shared Nader Barghouthi, Partner, Bridgepointe Technologies. “In the last year, I’ve had several different opportunities to consider, but they stood out with their unsurpassed investment in their team and tools. I’m looking forward to having their support as I help my clients navigate evolving tech needs in a rapidly changing landscape.” 

 

Bridgepointe Technologies Adds Scott Coleman as a Partner

January 11th, 2023 | Featured News, News 11th, January at 9:00 AM

Experienced IT services professional goes from starting his company to Partner in two years  

Bridgepointe Technologies (“Bridgepointe” or the “Company”), a tech advisory firm that helps mid-market and enterprise companies bridge the gap between tech investments and business results, today announced that Scott Coleman has been named as a Partner.

Coleman is one of Bridgepointe’s most successful Strategists and has grown his agency quickly since joining in January 2021. With a nearly 25-year track record in the IT services industry, he will use the equity investment to support his rapidly growing client base and support customers in the execution of their IT and business goals.

“Scott has quickly proven himself as top Strategist, going from engaging with Bridgepointe to becoming a Partner in record time,” shared Brian Miller, Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder, Bridgepointe Technologies. “His commitment and drive exemplify not just what we look for in a Strategist, but how we’re providing enterprise sales professionals with an opportunity to build their own businesses with world-class support.”

Coleman started his firm, Cloud Review, after receiving a start-up investment from Bridgepointe. These investments are designed to offer enterprise sales professionals a smooth and supportive transition into becoming an independent IT Strategist. Before joining Bridgepointe as a Strategist, Coleman held roles at leading tech companies such as AT&T, INAP, Level 3, Nextel Communications and Sungard Availability Services.

“When I joined Bridgepointe, I had high expectations, and they’ve exceeded them every step of the way,” explained Scott Coleman, Partner, Bridgepointe Technologies. “While building my own business, I have never been alone on that journey. The Company has provided critical expertise and resources so I can ensure my clients have the tools they need to succeed with their IT decisions. As a Partner, I look forward to playing a role in the future of Bridgepointe.”

Since early 2022, Bridgepointe has named its most successful strategists as Partners in the firm. In the coming year, the Company will continue aggressively seeking potential Strategists to join an unparalleled team of client-focused IT Strategists under the Bridgepointe umbrella. 

About Bridgepointe Technologies
Bridgepointe Technologies is a leading tech advisory firm that helps mid-market and enterprise companies bridge the gap between tech investments and business results. Over the past 20 years, Bridgepointe has worked with over 12,000 companies to save time by shortening the procurement process while saving money and increasing ROI. Supported by in-house, best-in-class Solution Architects and IT Strategists, the firm has developed a proven process to quickly drive time to value with tech investments. For more information about Bridgepointe please visit www.bridgepointetechnologies.com.

Bridgepointe Technologies Acquires CX Powerhouse PPT Solutions

December 28th, 2022 | Customer Experience, Featured News, News 28th, December at 10:00 AM

Expands services to include CX consulting solutions to address the rapidly growing need for transformational customer experience

SAN MATEO, CA, December 28, 2022 — Bridgepointe Technologies (“Bridgepointe” or the “Company”), a tech advisory firm that helps mid-market and enterprise companies bridge the gap between tech investments and business results, today announced that it has acquired PPT Solutions.

PPT Solutions is the premier provider of client-centric, performance-based Customer Experience (CX) and Contact Center Consulting Solutions. The addition of PPT Solutions is an opportunity for Bridgepointe to expand its technology advisory services and provide clients with a wide range of CX-related services including CX/contact center consulting, Contact Center Technologies, BPO (Business Process/ People Outsourcing), AI/RPA (Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation), and Managed Services.

“PPT Solutions is the true leader when it comes to CX consulting services, and we’re thrilled to have them join the Bridgepointe family,” explained Scott Evars, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bridgepointe. “PPT is a natural fit with Bridgepointe’s existing services and their focus on accelerating client success is tightly aligned with our culture, vision and values. The entire team including Dennis and Kris will play an instrumental role in this next chapter of our growth as CX is a tremendous market opportunity, and we’ll be uniquely positioned to help our clients drive value from their CX investments from day one.”  

PPT Solutions is based in the Midwest, which will help further expand the Company’s national reach. Dennis Weikle and Kris Kramer will become Managing Directors at Bridgepointe and continue to lead the overall CX organization.

“Our people and partnerships are always our top priority and joining Bridgepointe will provide everyone involved with an incredible opportunity in the coming years,” explained Dennis Weikle, Founder and Managing Director, PPT Solutions. “We were the first company of our kind to enable the channel with CX resources and solutions, and that’s the type of continued innovation we will continue with Bridgepointe’s world-class team and tools behind us,” added Kris Kramer, Managing Director.

PPT Solutions will operate as a “Bridgepointe company” effective immediately, with their team of 55 employees continuing to accelerate success for their clients. They have a proven track record of working with Fortune 500 companies with significant relationships in the media, entertainment and streaming industries. 

Guggenheim Securities, LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to Bridgepointe and Charlesbank in this transaction. 

Lazard Frères & Co. LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to PPT Solutions in this transaction.

About Bridgepointe 

Bridgepointe Technologies is a leading tech advisory firm that helps mid-market and enterprise companies bridge the gap between tech investments and business results. Over the past 20 years, Bridgepointe has worked with over 12,000 companies to save time by shortening the procurement process while saving money and increasing ROI. Supported by in-house, best-in-class Solution Architects and IT Strategists, the firm has developed a proven process to quickly drive time to value with tech investments. For more information about Bridgepointe please visit www.bridgepointetechnologies.com

About PPT Solutions  

Since 2013, PPT Solutions has served as a premier provider of client-centric, performance-based Customer Experience and Business Optimization Solutions. Whether a Fortune 50 company or an emerging business, we passionately deliver a broad range of people, process and technology solutions customized to increase customer advocacy, enhance revenue, and optimize operational efficiency. With an extensive portfolio of Management Consulting, Managed Services and Cloud Solution Services capabilities, our clients rely on us for advanced insights, adaptive business processes and innovative growth strategies. Visit pptsolutions.com to learn more.

Bridgepointe Technologies Adds Chris Martin as a Managing Partner

November 22nd, 2022 | Featured News, News 22nd, November at 10:01 AM

Former Managing Partner at CNSG to help the company expand in the Rockies  

Bridgepointe today announced that Chris Martin has joined Bridgepointe as a Managing Partner.

A seasoned sales leader and tech consultant, Martin was a key part of the team that helped Converged Network Services Group (CNSG) grow into one of the largest regional Technology Services Brokers in the country. He has previously held positions at XO Communications and MicroServe Consulting.

“Chris is a true sales leader and delivers incredible value to his clients and teams he’s a part of,” 

said Scott Evars, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Bridgepointe Technologies. “We’re thrilled to add him to Bridgepointe, especially as he has a foothold in the Denver area. We look forward to continuing to expand our geographic reach so we’re truly the nation’s leading tech advisory and strategy firm.” 

Earlier this month, Bridgepointe added two other Managing Partners formerly of CNSG, Ali Niroo and Ryan Will, as part of the Company’s focus on continued growth across the country. Additionally, the Company has added technology lifecycle management services to its offerings, expanding beyond its traditional technology brokerage services.

“Bridgepointe’s investment in their engineering team is a differentiator in the marketplace, their depth and range of knowledge will be a huge benefit for all of our clients and partners,” shared Chris Martin, Managing Partner, Bridgepointe Technologies. “I’m looking forward to helping to build the future of Bridgepointe.”

About Bridgepointe Technologies
Bridgepointe Technologies is a leading tech advisory firm that helps mid-market and enterprise companies bridge the gap between tech investments and business results. Over the past 20 years, Bridgepointe has worked with over 12,000 companies to save time by shortening the procurement process while saving money and increasing ROI. Supported by in-house, best-in-class Solution Architects and IT Strategists, the firm has developed a proven process to quickly drive time to value with tech investments. For more information about Bridgepointe please visit http://www.bridgepointetechnologies.com.

Bridgepointe Technologies Further Expands into the Southeast

November 16th, 2022 | Featured News, News 16th, November at 5:02 PM

Ryan Will has joined Bridgepointe as a Managing Partner. With this deal, Will receives an equity investment in his firm that will be used to fund market expansion and drive growth.  
 
Will brings 25 years of experience to his new role as Managing Partner at Bridgepointe and over the last two years has built his own technology consultancy, Will Tech Group. He was one of CNSG’s Founding Partners and played a pivotal role in the firm’s growth and success until it was acquired in 2019 by Appsmart. Prior to that, he ran sales organizations for companies such as XO Communications and INAP. 
 
“Ryan is one of the industry’s most successful entrepreneurs, having built CNSG throughout the Southeast,said Brian Miller, Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder, Bridgepointe Technologies. “Adding Ryan, based in Atlanta, to our team creates a foothold in an area of the country where we have had limited reach. This helps to expand our customer base and will enable us to continue to build our position as the nation’s preeminent tech advisory and strategy firm.”  
 
Today’s announcement follows the addition of Ali Niroo, previously of CNSG, as a Managing Partner, as well as the acquisition of The Cannon Group and RealCom Solutions in recent weeks. Bridgepointe will continue to pursue both organic and inorganic growth to expand across the US and to further build its consulting and back-office capabilities to support the needs of tech leaders and businesses nationwide. 
 
“By joining Bridgepointe we’re confident that we’re getting more than an investor but a team that’s committed to both our success and that of our clients under the Bridgepointe brand,” said Ryan Will, Managing Partner, Bridgepointe Technologies. If you consider the industry leaders and organizations that have joined together under Bridgepointe, its remarkable. No one out there is building a customer-focused team quite like this. We’re thrilled to be a part of it.”  
 

Bridgepointe Technologies Acquires RealCom Solutions

November 2nd, 2022 | Featured News, Featured Resource, News 2nd, November at 4:03 PM

RealCom offers solutions designed to streamline tech and telecom solutions including account and project management, and technology expense management, has operated nationally for 20 years and has a strong foothold in Texas and the Southwest. CEO and Founder Charlie Bogart will be joining the Bridgepointe management team as a Managing Director.
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With this deal, RealCom will be spinning out its hospitality-focused MSP called TekSecute Technology Group. Additionally, its affiliated company, cyber security and managed IT provider, Third Wave Innovations (formerly RCS Secure) will remain independent and will continue working with Bridgepointe as a valued partner.

“RealCom is a natural fit with Bridgepointe, especially with its laser focus on client experience,” explained Brian Miller, Co-Founder, Bridgepointe. “Charlie and his team have built an incredible reputation in the Southwest and across the country. Being able to add their team to Bridgepointe is validation of the vision that we have for our company going forward. We aim to build the nation’s premier technology advisory firm and we’re not done.” 

RealCom will operate under the Bridgepointe brand effective immediately, and the teams will be combined to support the joint customer base. RealCom has clients across all verticals, and an outstanding track record of success in the hospitality market, with nearly 2300 carrier implementation projects completed for brands such as Managed by Marriott, InTown Suites, Hilton, Fairfield, and Cobblestone. Additionally, RealCom provides custom solutions and high-touch client-focused services to multiple Fortune 500 companies.

“We’re pleased to become part of the Bridgepointe family, as it provides our clients and team with new opportunities and will enable us to increase our level of operational efficiency,” said Charlie Bogart, Founder and CEO, RealCom Solutions. “Bridgepointe is investing heavily as they pursue aggressive growth targets, so everyone including our employees, clients and partners will all benefit as we focus on providing a world-class experience.”   

About Bridgepointe Technologies 
Bridgepointe Technologies is a leading tech advisory firm that helps mid-market and enterprise companies bridge the gap between tech investments and business results. Over the past 20 years, Bridgepointe has worked with over 12,000 companies to save time by shortening the procurement process while saving money and increasing ROI. Supported by in-house, best-in-class Solution Architects and IT Strategists, the firm has developed a proven process to quickly drive time to value with tech investments. For more information about Bridgepointe please visit www.bridgepointetechnologies.com. 
 
About RealCom Solutions  
RealCom Solutions is a unique telecommunications and technology consulting agency with a strong bench of experience and resources that deliver custom solutions while adding significant value to clients. Since 2001, RealCom Solutions’ team of experts have helped thousands of businesses across multiple industries locate millions of dollars in savings through streamlining the assessment, selection, implementation, and ongoing management of technology services, cloud solutions, and IT infrastructures. For more details please visit www.realcomsolutions.com. 
 
About Third Wave Innovations (formerly RCS Secure) 
Third Wave Innovations is a leading provider of managed security, data, and IT servicesThe cloud-based data platform provides organizations of all sizes with deep insight into people, processes, and technology for better business outcomes and an enhanced security posture. For more information about Third Wave Innovations, please visit www.3rdwave.io.