Alaska-based service operator GCI said it is expanding its reach into the Pacific Northwest via the acquisition of Northpoint Consulting, a network consulting firm based in Seattle.
GCI said the deal will enable it to broaden the national reach of its offerings, including unified communication, network security and cloud integration.
Examples of Northpoint Consulting customers and clients include the Seattle Seahawks, Cisco Systems, and Getty Images. GCI has also been a customer.
Tied to the deal, Northpoint president and founder Nathan Clark will become vice president of business development in the Pacific Northwest for GCI. Northpoint's staff of 23 will join GCI.
"We are thrilled to welcome Northpoint's team of network experts to the GCI family," said Martin Cary, senior vice president and general manager of GCI Business.
"As we expand our footprint in the Pacific Northwest and across the nation, GCI will continue to recruit expert staff and invest in the latest technology in order to deliver the best possible solutions to our customers,” Martin Cary, SVP and GM of GCI Business, said in a statement.
"GCI has been delivering services for more than 35 years and we're excited for Northpoint customers to be able to benefit from GCI's extensive portfolio," Clark added. "We recognize the value of offering managed services to our customers to free up valuable resources and reduce costs."
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