Winxnet, an IT outsourcing and consulting firm, Tuesday announced the acquisition of KDSA Consulting, LLC, a technology consulting firm based in Methuen, Ma.
“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 an 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," said Mr. LoConte. "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. 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.”
Mr. 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 Ms. Mortimer, Mr. 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. Ms. 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. Ms. 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.