Bluewave Acquires iSymplify, a Missouri-based Cloud and Telecom Consulting Agency

Bluewave Acquires iSymplify, a Missouri-based Cloud and Telecom Consulting Agency

iSymplify Owners Lorie Burkemper and Brad Burkemper Join as Managing Partners at Bluewave

Parsippany, N.J., November 21, 2022 – Bluewave Technology Group (“Bluewave”), a strategic, high-growth technology advisory and lifecycle management company, today announced that it has acquired iSymplify, a cloud and telecom advisory agency. This is the sixth acquisition for Bluewave in the past 12 months and marks another expansion milestone for the company as it now has offices in five cities across the U.S., with nearly 100 employees offering technology lifecycle management services.Serving the cloud technology industry since 2008, Brad and Lorie Burkemper founded iSymplify with ambitions of helping business clients migrate to the cloud with the best solutions and providers available. Seeing first-hand the difficulties their clients had tracking down inventory, proposals, contract expiration dates, and billing issues, iSymplify was formed to streamline the account lifecycle when procuring technology.Almost 15 years later, iSymplify serves mid-market and enterprise clients nationwide and has a team of experienced and respected technical advisors. Important in the greater St. Louis community, they grew the company into an industry-leading firm and have ensured successful deployments of 15,000+ cloud-ready network nodes and over 50,000 cloud seats. In addition, iSymplify has received numerous community and partner awards. Lorie has been recognized as one of St. Louis’ Top Women Business owners and co-founded the group Women in Tech Connect – St. Louis.As part of the acquisition, iSymplify’s owners, Lorie Burkemper and Brad Burkemper will join as Managing Partners at Bluewave. The iSymplify team will also join the company and continue providing first-class IT advisory services to the expansive suite of clients.Driving business growth today demands specialized advisory and consulting resources with the technical knowledge to deliver meaningful client innovation and experience to scale operations. iSymplify’s philosophy for its clients and technical expertise provide even further scale and capabilities that complement Bluewave’s well-established service portfolio and ever-expanding geographic presence. Together, this acquisition bolsters the combined portfolio of services that accelerates innovation and automation at scale for clients.“Our goal is to help businesses scale their operations efficiently and effectively while seizing innovation with the guidance of our best-in-class industry advisors,” said Seth Penland, Founder and CEO of Bluewave. “We are excited to welcome the iSymplify team and expand our presence in the greater St. Louis area. Together, our joint resources expand our capabilities and emphasize our commitment to clients who need first-class technology advisory services.”“After almost 15 years of growth, we considered many options to expand our capabilities and better support our clients’ evolving technology needs,” said Lorie Burkemper, Founder and President of iSymplify. “Joining like-minded Bluewave allows us to further invest in our team and clients around solution consulting, expense management, and high-touch account management, as well as gain access to more robust processes and systems to provide clients with better insights and data to drive the best technology decisions.”Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bluewave has partnered with Columbia Capital, a sector-focused investment firm with investments in enterprise IT, digital infrastructure, and mobility, to build a national technology advisory services provider.

About Bluewave Technology Group

Bluewave is a premier technology advisory and lifecycle management company with a comprehensive approach to optimizing clients’ ability to grow revenue, reduce costs, and improve efficiency. Bluewave streamlines the technology buying and management process for businesses of all sizes across the United States with four key services: Technology Evaluation, Strategic Sourcing, Expense Management, and Operations Support. Specializing in modernizing the IT and telecom infrastructure, Bluewave partners with proven cloud, network, security, and collaboration service providers to develop the best solution while maximizing the clients’ technology investment.

About iSymplify

iSymplify is a St. Louis-based cloud and telecom advisory agency that delivers telecommunications, cloud services, unified communications, and contact centers. The company serves its clients by providing exceptional customer service throughout the entire lifecycle of cloud-based technology projects. The company’s goal is to achieve business outcomes that grow its clients’ business, provide business efficiencies and savings, and to have fun doing it!

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