ITsavvy Celebrates 20 Years Crafting Peace of Mind IT Solutions

Oakbrook, IL, May 8, 2024 — ITsavvy celebrated its 20th anniversary on April 29, 2024. Boasting two decades of client service excellence, ITsavvy is a beacon of innovation & reliability in the IT infrastructure solutions landscape. From humble beginnings, ITsavvy has evolved into a powerhouse of IT infrastructure services, garnering acclaim for its unwavering commitment to its clients.

Since 2004, ITsavvy has challenged the boundaries of possibility, leveraging its expert insight to deliver tailored solutions to diverse clientele. Today, as it commemorates its 20th anniversary, ITsavvy reflects on a journey marked by unparalleled growth, transformative partnerships, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.

At the heart of ITsavvy’s success lies its unwavering dfocus to provide Peace of Mind to its clients. With a nationwide team of over 500 trusted advisors and client advocates, ITsavvy cultivates a culture of collaboration and innovation, ensuring that each client receives personalized attention and best-in-class solutions tailored to their unique needs. ITsavvy’s comprehensive portfolio encompasses four solution pillars: cloud & hosting, network & security, collaboration, and the hybrid workforce/anywhere learning. Working from these foundations, ITsavvy serves as an ideal partner for organizations seeking to harness the full potential of technology to drive business growth and innovation.

ITsavvy CEO, Munu Gandhi, shares, “At ITsavvy, we’ve always strived to be more than just a vendor; we’re partners in our clients’ success stories. Over the past 20 years, we have developed technology infrastructure solutions that deliver tangible business outcomes on behalf of our clients.  Central to our success has been our relentless pursuit of delivering frictionless client experiences. Whether it’s troubleshooting a technical issue, brainstorming innovative solutions, or going the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction, each interaction with our clients has contributed to our collective success.  As we reflect on the past 20 years, I would like to acknowledge and celebrate the incredible journey we have been on together. I’m immensely proud of what we’ve achieved, and I’m incredibly grateful for all our colleagues, clients, and partners that have played a part in our success.”

Throughout 2024, the company will be celebrating with several initiatives. In addition to on-site celebrations with ITsavvy staff, the brand will feature special video messages from its executive leadership team, technology partners, and clients. ITsavvy employees, partners, and clients alike can look forward to special celebrations all through 2024.

ITsavvy is headquartered in Oak Brook, IL, with additional offices in Chicago and Deerfield, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Hauppauge, NY; Beavercreek, OH; Brentwood, TN; Madison and Milwaukee, WI.

 

ITsavvy Contact: 

Andrew Harmon, Marketing Director

ITsavvy.com

[email protected]

Pride Month Spotlight: Matt Barrett

Celebrating Pride Month: Embracing Diversity and Overcoming Challenges in the Workplace

2 Married Men celebrating Gay Pride MonthIn honor of Pride Month, we would like to shine a spotlight on Matt Barrett, the Director of Demand Generation for ITsavvy. Matt’s journey as a gay man in the workplace serves as a testament to the progress made in fostering acceptance and inclusivity. With a passion for his work, Matt has successfully navigated professional challenges while remaining true to himself. Join us as we delve into Matt’s experiences, his thoughts on pride, and how his unique perspective has shaped his career.

Embracing Individuality at ITsavvy

As the Director of Demand Generation, Matt leads a team responsible for acquiring leads for ITsavvy’s sellers. His role also involves managing the company’s client live events, webinars, and organizing the annual Sales Kickoff event. Matt’s unwavering dedication to his work is evident in the love he has for his team and the satisfaction he finds in contributing to ITsavvy’s success.

ITsavvy: A Haven of Acceptance

Reflecting on his experiences at ITsavvy, Matt expresses his admiration for the company’s commitment to inclusivity. From his perspective, it is challenging to pinpoint specific instances where he faced discrimination or bias because ITsavvy has cultivated an environment that is accepting of everyone. The company’s inclusive culture enables Matt to bring his authentic self to work each day, contributing to a positive and productive atmosphere for all employees.

2 Gay men in the mountains during Gay Pride monthThe Significance of Pride

For Matt, Pride Month holds a profound personal significance. Having grown up during a time when being open about one’s sexuality was not widely accepted, Matt remembers the need to hide his true self. Pride Month provides a safe space for him to reflect on the progress made in LGBTQ+ rights and equality. It also offers an opportunity for Matt to celebrate with friends and family, expressing his true identity and embracing the freedom he was denied in the past.

Unleashing Creativity and Innovation

Being a gay man in the workplace has had a unique impact on Matt’s professional growth. Through his personal journey, he has developed resilience and a willingness to challenge the status quo. The experiences of overcoming adversity and living authentically have equipped Matt with an unconventional approach to problem-solving. When faced with obstacles, he thrives on finding alternative solutions and thinking outside the box, ultimately driving his team to success.

Bobble head of gay manCheers to Matt!

Matt Barrett, the Director of Demand Generation for ITsavvy, exemplifies the resilience and strength of individuals who have overcome societal challenges. As we celebrate Pride Month, Matt’s story reminds us of the progress we have made in fostering inclusive workplaces.

His experiences highlight the importance of creating safe spaces where all employees can bring their authentic selves to work, contributing to a diverse and vibrant professional environment. We applaud Matt’s accomplishments, and his journey serves as an inspiration to those who strive for acceptance, equality, and success.

ITsavvy Spotlight: Jori Curry

Celebrating International Women’s Month

ITsavvy celebrates and recognizes the amazing contributions of women on our Team.

Jori Curry headshotJori Lane Curry, Senior Director of Learning and Communications

Jori came to ITsavvy 4 years ago from the Adobe space. She was the founder and president of Ascend Training, the first woman-owned Adobe Authorized Training Center in the country. Jori joined ITsavvy after 20 years designing and delivering learning programs for creatives, developers, and marketing professionals at Ascend.

A passionate leader, mentor, coach, trainer, and facilitator, Jori has created a world-class learning and onboarding program at ITsavvy. Combining her creativity with technology, she is our change-agent, constantly elevating engagement. Collaborating with all divisions, her technical training and soft-skills courses create an amazing atmosphere of empowerment.

The secret sauce at ITsavvy is we truly believe in the entrepreneurial spirit. We are encouraged to find new innovative ways of doing things and to embrace change. I am so fortunate to be able to be involved in so many different areas instead of being told to “stay in my swim lane” like those at other companies. If you’re looking for a place to grow and evolve, ITsavvy is the place for you. –Jori Curry

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With ITsavvy doubling in size since 2019, Jori’s leadership has been a key component in our growth and ensuring our teams feel connected. She excels in detecting gaps in skills and processes. Jori consistently helps ITsavvy excel and improve while ensuring everyone is educated and informed.

Jori motivates others by her actions and her personal approach contributes to our team-driven corporate culture.

 

 

ITsavvy Spotlight: Amber White

Celebrating International Women’s Month

ITsavvy celebrates and recognizes the amazing contributions of women on our Team. Congratulations Amber on your promotion to Director, Sales Support!

Amber WhiteAmber White, Director, Sales Support 

With 18 years in sales and operations, Amber began her career at ITsavvy as the Client Associate Manager. When she interviewed with ITsavvy leadership was so impressed they created her role specifically for her. Amber has recently been promoted to Director, Sales Support and has been a key component of some of ITsavvy’s growth.

When I started 3 years ago, ITsavvy was already growing rapidly and it has been so exciting to be part of our exponential growth. Opportunities are endless at ITsavvy and our collaborative spirit enables me to build key connections with different departments. These relationships enable me to be a solution finder and build success for my team and ITsavvy as a whole. –Amber White

Technology professionals at an eventWith her strategic thinking and vision, Amber broke off her group to be a stand-alone department with more growth opportunity.

Excelling at personally connecting with her team members, she focuses on how to serve them as a leader to aid in their success and happiness within their roles at ITsavvy. Whenever a problem is encountered, Amber deftly finds solutions for faster results and create true progress.

ITsavvy Spotlight: Ruby Bachus

Celebrating International Women’s Month

ITsavvy celebrates and recognizes the amazing contributions of women on our Team.

Ruby Bachus (she/her), Senior Partner Operations ManagerRuby Bachus headshot 

Before joining ITsavvy, she worked as a South America Sales Rep and Implementation Coordinator at Faria Systems. With experience in tech sales, marketing & operations, she’s been a key component and was on the ground floor of the Partner Management team at ITsavvy.

In 2016 Ruby was new to the IT channel when she first joined ITsavvy as our inaugural partner manager, overseeing one of ITsavvy’s largest partners. She was our HP Partner Manger and for 4 years and enjoyed building the HP brand presence with our sales teams.

“ITsavvy has been instrumental in developing my career and goals. ITsavvy does an amazing job of encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit in every single one of us. My career path has been filled with positions that I have been able to help develop and create.

There are infinite possibilities to what one can build at ITsavvy.” – Ruby Bachus

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After a successful tenure as our HP Partner Manager, Ruby went on to be promoted to manage a team performing the role she was once the “guinea pig” for.

Ruby is a leader in our Partner Management organization and continues to manage a brand, team and has various other responsibilities including accounting and marketing to name a few.

ITsavvy Spotlight: Jenny Halilovic

Celebrating International Women’s Month

ITsavvy celebrates and recognizes the amazing contributions of women on our Team.

Jenny Halilovic, Talent Acquisition Manager

Jenny is a Bosnian immigrant who migrated to America as a child in the early 2000’s to live the American Dream. Fleeing the Bosnian war, she and her family settled in Wisconsin and then moved to Chicago and was the first in her family to obtain a college degree.

Because people are central to an organization’s success and culture, Jenny is passionate about ensuring that we provide a positive working culture, which starts with the talent who joins our organization. Jenny is grateful for the opportunities that she has been given, and a large part of her career advancement has been paved at ITsavvy.

“ITsavvy encourages our people to share innovative ideas that mold our company day in and day out. We drive ourselves to push boundaries, improve processes, and enable our people to make a strong impact.

ITsavvy and John Skeffington, ITsavvy’s CHRO have given me the runway and support to build my career path, and that is what has allowed me to succeed in my career with ITsavvy. I am grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to see where my ITsavvy journey will take me.”  –Jenny Halilovic

Jenny’s Road to ITsavvy Technology company Christmas party

Before Jenny landed at ITsavvy, she worked in various HR roles in healthcare, including Advocate Healthcare, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Presence Health.

She was new to the IT industry and was excited to try something new with a rapidly growing organization. From the moment she met with John Skeffington, ITsavvy’s CHRO, she knew this was the best next step in her career.

Transformational Roles at ITsavvy

After three years at the organization, Jenny was promoted to Talent Acquisition Manager where she will take the organization’s talent acquisition vision and values to the next level. Jenny is passionate about creating the best possible job candidate experience and helping ITsavvy grow.

 

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ITsavvy Spotlight: Kit Schmierer

Celebrating International Women’s Month

ITsavvy celebrates and recognizes the amazing contributions of women on our Team.

Kit Schmierer, Regional Vice President, Sales, Eastern RegionKit Schmierer at IT event

Kit has been instrumental in the growth of ITsavvy since our inception in 2004 and was our 6th employee hired and our very first remote hire.

In 4 short years Kit was promoted to Regional Sales Manager in 2008. Her first initiative was to create a business plan to hire a remote workforce–a first for ITsavvy and the industry at large. She successfully navigated technology speed bumps such as AOL Instant Messenger, the broadband network revolution, and the Blackberry! 

Kit’s innovative telecommuting strategy was an enormous success and created our current template for ITsavvy. In 2015 Kit was promoted to Regional Vice President, Sales, Eastern Region.

“ITsavvy has given me the opportunity to be an integral part of our organization’s development. Working closely with leadership, I continue to love what I do and do what I love.” –Kit Schmierer

ITsavvy technology sales award Prior to joining ITsavvy, Kit built a successful 15-year career in technology sales. While at Global Computer/Systemax, she was the #1 sales rep out of 250 nationwide for 12 consecutive years. At Global Computer/Systemax, Kit designed and developed a rewards program called The President’s Club in which she was an award recipient every year. 

Kit now oversees an expanded territory that includes the entire Eastern seaboard that represents 30% of the company’s total sales. She fosters her high-performing team by being supportive of their individual and professional goals, helping them succeed within ITsavvy’s culture of excellence and dedication.

Top CRN Triple Crown Honor Recognizes ITsavvy’s Outstanding Record of Success

CHICAGO—ITsavvy, one of the fastest growing complete technology solution providers in the U.S., just received CRN’s Triple Crown Award. The achievement recognizes only 41 solution providers across North America that earned a spot on three top CRN lists this year: the Solution Provider 500, the Fast Growth 150 and the Tech Elite 250.

ITsavvy CEO Munu Gandhi said, “We are honored to receive the Triple Crown award from CRN. The award demonstrates the positive impact of our strategy to develop solutions that enable us to accelerate the time to value in delivering business outcomes on behalf of our clients. This is a recognition of the great effort and results of all our colleagues and partners, who collectively work together to serve our clients and provide them peace of mind.”

The award spotlights IT solution providers that have been able to thrive in the shifting IT landscape. As with ITsavvy, Triple Crown winners have expanded their product portfolios and services offerings and increased their technical expertise to meet changing client needs—all while experiencing rapid growth.

Channel Company CEO Blaine Raddon said, “The solution providers that have earned this year’s Triple Crown Award have demonstrated an unceasing enthusiasm towards technical mastery, innovative thinking, consistent growth, and high-caliber customer service within the North American IT industry. This award represents a chosen company’s ability to go above and beyond, and we’re excited to see where their dedication, their expertise, and their passion will take them as we venture forward into the future of the IT channel industry.”

Each year CRN publishes a number of solution provider lists and rankings including the Solution Provider 500, the largest solution providers operating in North America by revenue; the Fast Growth 150, which ranks the fastest-growing solution providers; and the Tech Elite 250 which includes solution providers that have achieved the highest partner levels and certifications from leading IT vendors. Triple Crown winners attained all three lists.

This year’s Triple Crown Award winners are featured in the October 2022 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/triplecrown.

 

Top Technology Companies—ITsavvy Receives CRN Honor

ADDISON, Ill.—ITsavvy, a leading complete technology solution provider, was just named to CRN’s 2021 Tech Elite 250 list of the top IT companies in North America. The annual list features IT solution providers that have earned cutting-edge technical certifications from leading technology suppliers. This is the sixth year in a row that ITsavvy has received the recognition.

Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company, said, “CRN’s Tech Elite 250 list highlights the top solution providers in the IT channel with the most in-depth technical knowledge, expertise, and certifications for providing the best level of service for their customers. These solution providers have continued to extend their talents and abilities across various technologies and IT practices, demonstrating their commitment to really conveying the most exceptional business value to their customers.” CRN is a brand of The Channel Company.

Each year, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors distinguish the most client-driven technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Solution providers that have earned these high honors — enabling them to deliver exclusive products, services, and client support — are then selected from a pool of online applicants as well as from The Channel Company’s solution provider database.

ITsavvy President and COO Munu Gandhi said, “We are grateful to CRN for this recognition. Our clients need to deliver business outcomes, and they are looking for technology solution providers that can help them accelerate time to value.  Our talented team of engineers are focused on growing their skills and certifications.  Their knowledge of our partner capabilities enables us to develop, deploy and manage solutions on behalf of our clients – creating a win-win-win scenario.”

Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/techelite250.

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