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Winxnet Acquires Technology Firm, KDSA Consulting, LLC
Acquisition of KDSA Consulting further positions Winxnet as a leader in the technology industry and increases service capabilities throughout New England
August 12, 2014
PORTLAND, Maine – August 12th, 2014 — Winxnet, an IT outsourcing and consulting firm that meets the complete technology needs of private and public sector organizations, today announced the acquisition of KDSA Consulting, LLC, a leading technology consulting firm based in Methuen, MA. The acquisition further strengthens Winxnet’s position as the top technology solutions provider in the Northeast.
“This is an exciting time for Winxnet and our customers,” said Chris Claudio, CEO of Winxnet. “The addition of KDSA’s talented management team and staff, as well as an impressive portfolio of complementary service offerings, further expands Winxnet’s reach throughout New England. We are excited to continue to grow Winxnet and expand the depth of our solutions.”
With the acquisition, Winxnet will strengthen service to its current customer base, as well as to businesses throughout the New England region through the addition of over 40 consulting, service and sales professionals. Winxnet will also increase its offerings to include Enterprise Resource Planning “ERP” solutions—including Microsoft Dynamics™/Great Plains and Acumatica—as well as Business Applications consulting, Unified Voice Communications and a greatly expanded Cloud/Datacenter capacity. KDSA Consulting was founded in 2004 by Principals John LoConte and Dawn Mortimer, who will join Winxnet in leadership positions.
“Our core values of integrity, honesty and respect in dealing with clients and co-workers directly align with Winxnet’s way of doing business. The integration of the two cultures will strengthen Winxnet’s ability to offer the best complete business technology solutions to organizations in need of IT support and guidance,” said John LoConte. “We are thrilled to be joining the Winxnet team. It is exciting to be a part of a growing company with a strong reputation for service.”
LoConte, a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Massachusetts and a technology industry veteran, brings with him close to 30 years of experience in the information technology space. Before founding KDSA Consulting with partner Dawn Mortimer, LoConte was the Director of Information Technology Services for the Boston Technology Group of RSM McGladrey. He holds a BS in Accounting from Merrimack College, Master of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University and is a Certified Microsoft Dynamics™ GP Consultant. Mortimer, a CPA licensed in Massachusetts, and a Certified Information Technology Professional, is also a Microsoft Certified Dynamics™ SL Consultant and brings to Winxnet over 25 years of experience delivering technology and business solutions. Mortimer graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and draws from years of experience as a financial professional in a variety of industries.
Winxnet is an IT Consulting and Outsourcing firm that has been helping organizations reduce IT costs, lower risk, and achieve greater ROI on technology initiatives since 1999. With multiple offices throughout the Eastern United States, Winxnet provides a broad reach with local expertise. For additional information, visit www.winxnet.com.
Founded in 2004 by John LoConte and Dawn Mortimer, KDSA Consulting is an IT firm dedicated to helping clients develop, implement and maintain systems that drive revenue, control costs, and reduce risk. LoConte and Mortimers’ past experience in Public Accounting gives them a unique perspective when developing application and infrastructure technology recommendations for businesses.