STRUTHERS – ECMSI, a managed IT service provider, saw growth and opportunities during the pandemic. Now the company is looking to expand.
The company, which was founded in 1999 and has 31 employees, grew 31.5% in 2022, says Lauren Butka, marketing and communications specialist. In 2023, the company plans to add more locations and employees.
ECMSI delivers IT best practices to small- and medium-size businesses and is focused on ever-evolving cybersecurity threats. The company established its internal network operations center/security operations center team, led by Steve Johnson, NOC/SOC manager, to advance its cybersecurity offerings and monitoring, Butka says.
In 2022, ECMSI hosted its Business and IT Strategy event, its first in-person event since 2020, to connect with local businesses to discuss their IT infrastructures, insurance policies and technical debts. The company’s next event is planned for August.
The company also expanded its vehicle fleet to eight to support on-site services for businesses.
ECMSI and several of its employees received recognition in 2022. The company was named to the CRN MSP 500 in the Security 100 category. IT consultant Shane Nesbitt and service manager Mike Gallagher were named ENX Magazine Different Makers. And CRN named Butka to its Women of the Channel list, which honors the accomplishments of female leaders in the IT channel.
Laurie Harris was the first recipient of the company’s ECMSI Award at its annual Partner Kick Off Party.
“Laurie shows great commitment to ECMSI, a willingness to help others without question and truly displays ECMSI’s core values of empathy, communication, modesty, service and integrity,” says Ralph Blanco, ECMSI owner and CEO.
The company gave back to the community in 2022 through donations and sponsorships for Help Network of Northeast Ohio, Compass Family & Community Services and Easterseals.