"Joining forces offers more than growth; it’s about shared values, developing talent, and impacting our community." -Jake Spanberger, CEO of Entech
Entech and ITVantage complete merger
By joining forces, the MSP has doubled its size, expanding both talent and client footprint
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 11, 2022) – Entech, a managed IT services provider (MSP) serving business partners in Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota, Bradenton and Tampa Bay, is pleased to announce it has completed its merger with ITVantage, bringing together the two leading MSPs serving the Southwest Florida market and nearly doubling the size of the company. Both companies have built strong reputations for comprehensive network and managed business IT solutions, supporting business clients of all sizes throughout the state. By joining talent and service offerings, the combined entity will now operate as Entech and support more than 17 different vertical industries; increasing the company’s reach and growth potential.
“We are thrilled to announce Entech’s merger with ITVantage. Through our years in competition, a respectful friendship formed between our owners and leadership teams. The values and cultures of our organizations overlap in many ways,” said Jake Spanberger, Entech’s CEO. “Both companies are truly committed to making our communities in Florida a better place to live, work and play. We realized, together, we can double down on our commitment of enabling people to do what matters for the betterment of our employees, our client business partners and the communities we serve.”
With decades of experience, the newly combined team, primarily comprised of senior-level IT engineers and experienced desktop technicians, will now work together to ensure that each client business partner receives the highest level of support. Pooling both resources and talent, including ITVantage’s SOC 2 Type 2 compliance, Entech will offer a full range of managed IT services such as IT project delivery, public and private cloud services, business continuity, backup and data protection, cybersecurity, risk management and compliance, and healthcare technologies.
Under Entech, Jake Spanberger will continue to serve as CEO, and Buddy Martin remains President. Jeremy Stakely, formerly of ITVantage, will now serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer responsible for strategic growth initiatives and key relationships.
Entech plans to leverage the combined knowledge in vertical industries to serve as “go-to" experts in digital transformation, cloud and information security. Entech brings impressive bench strength in serving local nonprofits, education, construction and hospitality businesses, while ITVantage brings extensive experience in managing IT in healthcare, finance and insurance verticals, including a longstanding relationship with a national healthcare provider.
With the increased company size, Entech will take on the combined roster of small and mid-size clients of both companies and expects the business to grow even faster overall thanks to the specialized expertise. Together, Entech’s leadership team expects to build upon each company’s recent growth momentum and plans to expand through acquisition in both current and adjacent markets. The team has even set its sights on expanding to additional national enterprise accounts.
“This merger will enable us to focus more on innovation and cutting-edge security. We’ll be bringing the best products and services to our client business partners that will propel them into the future. This is truly two great companies joining forces to best serve our employees, our client business partners and the communities we serve here in Florida and beyond,” said Stakely. “The two companies complemented each other in so many ways, and we are confident that the company cultures are in alignment. When it comes down to it, we’re both passionate about our partnerships and pride ourselves on being a best-in-class managed services provider.”
To ensure a seamless transition for business partners and employees alike, members of both companies’ senior leadership teams have formed a Transitional Leadership Team to oversee the integration. Legacy clients for both companies have been notified of the merger and saw minimal disruption as primary systems and services were integrated late last year. As of December 2021, ITVantage employees have officially joined the Entech family, including the company’s payroll and HR services. Entech has secured a new office space that will accommodate the Fort Myers technical services, project and administrative staff and further fuel collaboration. This new office will complement the existing offices in Bradenton and Naples.
Spanberger added, “I have no doubt that the two companies are better together than apart and am excited to see our synergies as we focus on a common goal: people serving people, especially when our client partners need us the most. When we do good business, good things happen.”