Bridgepointe accepted a private equity investment from Charlesbank Capital Partners earlier this year.
Bridgepointe Technologies granted partner status to its ninth IT strategist.
Kelly O’Neil, who has worked under contract with Bridgepointe for several years, has accepted the investment from California-based Bridgepointe. Bridgepointe announced a series of agreements with high-performing IT strategists in its partner base to further incentivize them. The company’s private equity investment with Charlesbank Capital Partners, announced in January, fueled the deals.
O’Neil said she will increase her corporate customer base with this investment.
“Bridgepointe provided an unparalleled level of support every step of the way,” O’Neil said. “In this new relationship with Bridgepointe, I look forward to continuing to grow as they focus on building a world-class team and tools and becoming the nation’s leading IT strategy firm.”
O’Neil has worked with Bridgepointe since 2016. O’Neil spent seven years with XO Communications. His job titles included Senior Key Account Manager. She held similar positions at Time Warner Telecom, Cogent Communications and Allegiance Telecom.
“Since joining us more than five years ago, Kelly has quickly established herself as a trusted strategist for her clients,” said Bridgepointe co-founder Brian Miller. “We are delighted to have her join us as a partner as we actively work to expand our footprint across the country. Bridgepointe is deeply committed to the success of all of our strategists, as evidenced by each of these investments. »
Cloud Computing Expertise
O’Neil said she’s only focused on hybrid architecture and cloud enablement. For example, it supports clients on the AWS Direct Connect cloud service. Many of its customers also use AWS cost optimization services.
“I’m working on expanding my business to further support AWS and its ever-changing technologies and product offerings,” O’Neil told Channel Futures.
Other new partners
Bridgepointe announced last month that it had granted partner status to Cody McCormick. The IT strategist had aligned with Bridgepointe since 2012.
“Bridgepointe has always provided the IT strategy and support necessary for my success, and this is the next evolution of this collaboration,” said McCormick, who founded IT Partner Holdings. “As a partner, I will be able to continue to grow my client base while actively sharing in Bridgepointe’s success.”
McCormick worked as a sales manager at Bloomberg before joining the technology consulting channel.
Bridgepointe point has also taken a stake in the agency of Mick Nee and Nick Joshi.