Accomplished Tech-Sector Entrepreneur and Executive Roger Lewis to Lead IT Franchise's Next Phase of Growth
AUSTIN, Texas – CMIT Solutions, the nation’s leading managed service provider (MSP) of enterprise-level information technology (IT) services to the small and mid-market business community, has named Roger Lewis as its new Chief Executive Officer. This comes as Jeff Connally, the iconic CMIT Solutions leader who first joined the company in 2005 as a Member of the Board of Directors, and then as CEO, president, and principal, transitions out of the CEO role. In the near future, he will rejoin the Board of Directors for the brand.
Lewis will be working alongside Craftsman Capital, the private equity group that acquired CMIT Solutions in December 2018, as well as the existing CMIT Solutions leadership team to continue the brand’s momentum. Blending a strong technology background with noteworthy entrepreneurial achievements, Lewis’ experience parallels the company’s two most important core pillars.
“We are pleased to welcome Roger to CMIT Solutions,” said Will Walters, co-founder and partner at Craftsman Capital. “It is of utmost importance that our next CEO continues to share and understand our values and goals while also offering new insight and experience to help get us to the next level. Roger has a strong track record and we are confident that he is the right leader for CMIT Solutions.”
Before joining CMIT Solutions, Lewis co-founded AllianceTech, a meeting and events technology provider of onsite solutions. There, he led sales and marketing, taking the business from zero to $12 million-plus in bookings. In 2015, industry leader Cvent took notice and acquired the company, adding onsite solutions to its product portfolio. Under Cvent, Lewis continued to propel the business forward with onsite solutions, proving it to be one of the fastest growing product lines of the company. Prior to AllianceTech, Lewis co-founded an IT services company and successfully grew it to $8 million in annual sales before selling it to an organization out of New York.
“I’m honored to join CMIT Solutions,” said Lewis, who like Connally began his career in technology with IBM. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to grow an established franchise system and continue to add value to our franchises. I will work closely with our talented group of franchise partners, technology partners, and the existing corporate team to advance our goals and ensure that the steps we take forward solidify what our clients have come to appreciate and expect from us. Together, I know we will reach new milestones to better support our clients, accelerate franchisee performance, and expand our presence throughout North America.”
Opening 42 new franchise offices/territories across North America in 2018, CMIT Solutions is fresh off one of its most robust growth phases. In 2019, CMIT Solutions has already welcomed in 12 new franchise partners. Currently, there are more than 230 CMIT Solutions offices in 33 states across North America. Entrepreneur magazine has ranked CMIT Solutions the #1 IT Services Franchise for the past seven consecutive years in its highly coveted “Franchise 500®” rankings.
CMIT Solutions is widely recognized as the frontrunner among IT support providers for the small and mid-market business community in the United States. Offering a broad spectrum of proactive computer maintenance, monitoring, and virtual technology packages, along with quick response services when unexpected crises occur, CMIT Solutions has carved out its niche as an industry innovator specializing in working with the small and mid-market business community.
To learn more about CMIT Solutions and its services, please visit: www.cmitsolutions.com/.
About CMIT Solutions
CMIT Solutions (CMIT) is a leading provider of information technology (IT) professional services and products to small and mid-market businesses, and is uniquely capable of supporting businesses anywhere, coast to coast in the United States and Canada. By focusing on developing and maintaining local, trust-based relationships with its customers, CMIT is able to meet all of their IT needs. CMIT offers a wide variety of services and products, including enterprise-class solutions, at prices small businesses can afford. CMIT has been ranked number one in its category in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list for seven consecutive years. Because of its growing geographic presence and partner programs, CMIT is a channel for larger firms desiring to reach the small and mid-market businesses in the United States.
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