Large Sur completes its buy of Lightning Expertise Group, it’s third acquisition in lower than twelve months. The mixed entities will create a regional powerhouse of IT help and options within the better Tampa Bay area. David Frank has constructed a unbelievable observe with a stellar repute for greater than 30 years in Tampa Bay. Phrases can’t describe how excited we’re to have David and his crew be part of forces with Large Sur”, mentioned Sam Sandusky, Large Sur’s CEO. The Lightning Answer Providing completely aligns with Large Sur’s, deepening their experience in Backup as a Service, Voice over IP, Distant Community Help, Safe Cloud for Small Enterprise, and Safety as a Service.
The Lightning acquisition broadens our shopper base and opens up the Sarasota market for us. David has performed a fantastic job with legislation corporations there, a vertical market we take pleasure in supporting”, mentioned Sandusky. “Sam and I hit it off instantly. It didn’t take lengthy for us to understand the mixed potential of our groups could be unbelievable. In our discussions we realized we each bought our begin in IT working for Tom Wallace at The Waldec Group; myself in Tampa and Sam in Orlando. We’re getting down to recreate the excessive power of the IT enterprise within the 90’s!” mentioned Frank. Tom Wallace grew The Waldec Group to six areas with 300 staff earlier than he bought it to IKON Workplace Options in 1997. Tom is at the moment the Director of Florida Funders the profitable Angel Funding Agency headquartered right here in Tampa Bay.
The early days of tech development was an thrilling time for everybody concerned. However know-how has actually advanced since then, and so have we. We’ve had some nice teaching through the years by some seasoned professionals. I attended a CEO Group with Mark Blumenthal via the Tampa Bay Expertise Discussion board for ten years, and we’ve have a personal board of administrators via C12 of Tampa Bay for the final 12 years. Former Chair Mark Dillon has had a HUGE influence in my life, who has lately handed the torch to Alex McKennon, native C12 Chair and Director of Tampa Bay C12 Teams.