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CHARLESTON, SC. Portside Technology, a team of seasoned technologists providing professional services and technology infrastructure solutions to the commercial real estate industry, has acquired isofy, a simplified network management platform for coworking and flexible workspaces. Portside Technology explored existing products in the market to deliver a simple and cost-effective network management solution to its coworking and flexible workspace clients. After an extensive diligence process, isofy was identified as the premier solution uniquely suited for the operational and technical challenges of these operators. The exploration-to-acquisition process took over a year, and the deal was signed May 10th, 2022 with immediate effect.
isofy’s deep-rooted client relationships and strong domain expertise, coupled with Portside Technology’s service delivery capabilities, will deliver an end-to-end solution with immediate value to both existing and future clients. Stymied by the pandemic, isofy never had a “formal” market launch after being developed in 2019. Despite those circumstances, isofy still experienced robust organic growth and is currently active at many flexible workspace brands across the United States.
“We’re thrilled to bring isofy into the fold, as another tool in the toolkit in our pursuit to provide flexible workspaces with resilient, cost-effective, and unified technology infrastructure solutions,” said Zach McNamara, Founder and Owner of Portside Technology. “Bradd Konert and the entire isofy team have built an incredible product and platform. I’m beyond honored and grateful for their trust in us to take it to the next level, continuing to build on their foundation of product excellence and legacy of meaningful relationship building.”
There will be no changes for existing isofy clients. Portside Technology will become the exclusive distributor, as the service delivery arm of isofy, as isofy continues to operate as an independent company. This positioning allows Portside Technology to remain focused on end-to-end solution delivery through their Workplace Infrastructure offering, while isofy continues to prioritize service reliability, product development, and increasing market share. In addition to his duties at Portside Technology, Zach McNamara will lead isofy as CEO, with an immediate goal of increasing brand awareness, filling key leadership positions, and further developing integrations with complementary platforms.
“We are excited for Portside Technology to take isofy to the next level,” says Bradd Konert, Founder and current President of isofy, “Their understanding of the coworking industry along with their shared values made them the ideal partner for this acquisition. We look forward to seeing what’s next for the platform and the customers of isofy under their leadership.”
Launched in 2019 and now powered by Portside Technology, isofy solves the unique networking challenges that face coworking spaces. The team at Gamma Tech in Naples, Florida, led by Founder and Owner Bradd Konert, built isofy to provide secure and isolated networks for each tenant, an easy-to-use dashboard, powerful integrations and reporting capabilities. With active sites across the United States and Australia, isofy has a proven track record and is poised for continued growth with this acquisition, tandem to the increase in demand and development of flexible workspaces.
University School of the Low Country
“We are very pleased with the work and service provided by zTech. In addition to creating and maintaining our network, Zach Hogeboom and his team have been willing to explore and master the technologies we need for our educational program at University School of the Lowcountry. We also appreciate how he consistently stays in communication with us in a proactive manner – by email, phone, and by on-site visits.”
Aiken Eye Care
“Before we started using zTech, the computer network in our medical office was constantly having problems. This severely compromised our office productivity. zTech’s team worked with us to substantially improve the computer systems and updated us to a server that virtually eliminated all of our IT problems. Without zTech we would not be able to focus so much of our attention on what is truly important in our practice: offering our patients the best possible care.”
CHARLESTON, SC. Portside Technology, a team of seasoned technologists providing professional services and technology infrastructure solutions to the commercial real estate industry, and zTech, a managed technology services firm, announce a strategic merger.
Fresh on the heels of their acquisition of isofy, Portside Technology sought to expand their managed service offerings in the local Charleston market and add capacity to their service delivery capabilities. Being equally motivated in their desire to scale beyond the Charleston market and provide a broader range of services and solutions, the strategic merger with zTech was identified as an exciting opportunity for both companies. Exploration and diligence between owners lasted several months and the deal was signed September 1st, 2022 with immediate effect.
zTech’s strong client base in the local Charleston market and deep bench of experienced network engineers, systems administrators, installers, and support technicians, coupled with Portside Technology’s Workplace Infrastructure offering and isofy network management software, will deliver an end-to-end solution with immediate value to both existing and future clients. Owned and led by Zach Hogeboom, zTech has served clients for over 15 years and built a strong reputation for reliable service, knowledgeable staff, and cost-effective managed technology services.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the entire zTech team and look forward to an immediate increase in our service delivery and infrastructure management capabilities. Zach Hogeboom has built an incredible managed services business, motivated by a common mission and shared core values; I can’t wait to see what our teams will now accomplish together,” said Zach McNamara, Founder and CEO of Portside Technology.
Portside Technology will become the parent company of zTech, providing immediate value to existing zTech clients through their Workplace Infrastructure offering and established distributor relationships. Zach Hogeboom will join Portside Technology as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with responsibility for technology operations and technical staff across all brands.
“zTech is thrilled to join the Portside Technology brand where we can take service to our customers to a new level,” says Zach Hogeboom, Founder and President of zTech, “This strategic merger is an exciting time for us and helps us scale in a way to provide even more trustworthy, responsive, affordable solutions to businesses across Charleston and beyond; we are Portside!”