IT Services Provider Ntiva Expands Into The Midwest By Acquiring HigherGround Managed Services

By Holly Dowden | July 23, 2019

Extends Product Breadth With Proven Web and Mobile Development Capabilities

McLean, VA. July 23, 2019 – Ntiva, Inc., a leading provider of managed IT, cloud hosting, cyber security, unified communications, and strategic consulting services, today announced the acquisition of HigherGround, a full-service IT and consulting firm based in Chicago and Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

The acquisition of HigherGround expands Ntiva’s geographical coverage into the Midwest, adding to existing locations which include Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, California, New York and Florida, while also increasing the overall technical talent of the Ntiva team.

“We’re excited to welcome the HigherGround team to Ntiva,” said Steven Freidkin, CEO of Ntiva. “In addition to the traditional Managed Service Provider (MSP) portfolio, HigherGround brings deep expertise and a proven track record in custom application development and e-mail security. This gives us the ability to offer our clients additional capabilities, adding to an already robust skillset in order to help businesses grow through the effective use of technology.”

“We’ve been providing an expanding portfolio of strategic MSP solutions to the Chicagoland market since 1998,” explained Brian Brammeier, formerly CEO of HigherGround and now Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for Ntiva. “Our goal at HigherGround was to become the best MSP and AppDev partner in the area. Now, by joining forces with Ntiva, we’re upgrading that goal to becoming the best in the United States.”

Brammeier added, “As we grew quickly, so did our clients and our team. We realized that to most effectively serve both our clients and our people, we needed to increase our footprint just as quickly – which is why we sought out this partnership.  Joining forces with Ntiva is the perfect fit for our clients and our team.”

This acquisition will increase Ntiva’s client base to over 900 organizations located across the U.S.

About Ntiva, Inc.

Ntiva is a leading IT services company that provides businesses across the U.S. with advanced technology expertise and support, including managed IT services, strategic consulting, cloud services, cyber-security and telecom solutions. Their team of world-class talent genuinely cares about the relationships they build and understands that response and precision are fundamental keys to a successful partnership. Ntiva’s ultimate objective is to help clients leverage their technology investments to improve business performance. 

Media Contact:

Holly Dowden
VP of Marketing, Ntiva, Inc. 703 891 0131