|[January 02, 2013]
Pinnacle Business Systems Acquires St. Croix Solutions
EDMOND, Okla. --(Business Wire)--
Business Systems, a privately owned leading technology solution
provider and systems integrator, today announced the acquisition of St.
Croix Solutions, based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The acquisition
furthers the strategic expansion of Pinnacle's coverage and expertise in
providing advanced technology solutions.
Backed by 25 years of experience, with a team of more than 70 employees,
Pinnacle provides IT solutions to companies across the Central and
Southern U.S. This is the second acquisition for Pinnacle Business
Systems following its 2004 purchase of The Kalos Group.
"This acquisition represents the best strategic move for both Pinnacle
and St. Croix Solutions as it supports our combined strategic focus on
enhancing services and solution offerings that drive growth and
efficiencies for our customers," said ob Anderson, CEO of Pinnacle
Business Systems. "At a time that is crucial for economic recovery, we
are confident that the combined company will increase our competitive
advantage in products, consultative support and overall value to our
Pinnacle has invested significantly in growing strategic practice areas,
such as Security and Networking, in recent years and that investment has
been a big differentiator to Pinnacle's customers. "Our customers
continue to ask us to invest in broader areas of IT and business
solutions and these practices will have an immediate impact on St.
Croix's customers," said Anderson.
St. Croix Solutions has been in business since 2004 and complements
Pinnacle's strategic initiatives with innovative solution and service
offerings. Jennifer VanDerHorst-Larson, St. Croix Solution's former
owner and CEO, stated, "St. Croix has a reputation for strong
infrastructure expertise but the market was dictating that customers
needed a end-to-end partner that could also address information
security, data assurance and unified communications. I realized that our
market would be best served by this collaboration of expertise and truly
feel that Pinnacle Business Systems best fits our cultural integrity and
commitment to the customer." Jennifer and husband Dave will continue to
head up Vibrant Technologies (News - Alert), a remarketed IT solutions' company, and
focus on their contributions raising awareness to the care and treatment
of autism through The Holland Center, a school for autistic children.
Chris Perrault, St. Croix Vice President of Sales, adds, "Together, the
companies combine their teams of certified, experienced professionals
and advanced solution offerings. Providing end-to-end solutions that
help organizations optimize their information technology investment and
achieve business results will remain our most pressing objective."
About Pinnacle Business Systems
For 25 years, Pinnacle
Business Systems, Inc. has been designing and implementing
technology solutions for customers across various industries throughout
the Central and Southern U.S. Recognized on the CRN Fast Growth 50, VAR
500 and Elite 250 lists, Pinnacle is well known for their
customer-centric consultative support and experienced, professional team.
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