Posts

Milwaukee, WI – November 05, 2019

Renodis, a Telecom and Mobility Management Company, announced today that Executive Myron Braun will be among the invited presenters at the Milwaukee CIO Executive Summit taking place in Milwaukee, WI on November 14th.

Designed to combine unique executive networking with peer-driven content and insights from dynamic thought leaders, the invitation-only leadership summit will bring together Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) from several leading enterprises around the greater Milwaukee area.

Braun’s session entitled “Telecom and Mobility Management at the Center of Digital Modernization” will be delivered alongside Northern Tool + Equipment CIO Ross Gilbertson and addresses the fact that despite being the backbone of modern digitization, managing telecom remains a source of frustration for many IT leaders.

Session attendees will learn integrative approaches and real peer-to-peer examples of solving telecom pain points, how to leverage recent telecom innovations to differentiate the business, and insights into telecom’s future and maximizing potentials benefits.

“Throughout my thirty-year career in telecom, never has there been a time when CIOs and IT leaders can make such a major difference in the trajectory of an enterprise. Every IT leader can be the author of their company’s winning technology roadmap,” states Braun. “I’m honored to share the stage with one such leader, Ross Gilbertson, CIO of Northern Tool + Equipment. Mr. Gilbertson will provide a peer perspective about a new approach to navigating traditional telecom management headwinds. This approach unleashes the time and energy to exploit the tremendous new technologies that are transforming the client experience.” Braun goes on to emphasize that “Enlightened organizations have the CIO fully integrated into business planning and client experience strategies. Telecom technologies are now are at the forefront of these solutions with cloud platforms enabling joyful experiences and growing customer spend.”

A leader who has had a unique vantage point to telecom’s evolution since deregulation in 1984, Braun spent his first 16 years in the industry in various executive roles with MCI and Verizon. As VP of Sales and Marketing at Renodis, he has spent the past 12 years helping the company develop, mature and market the nation’s most effective turnkey telecom managed services solution. Having a front row seat from multiple perspectives within the massive telecom industry provided Braun with the insights that have led to true innovation in managing the chaos of the telecom lifecycle.

About Renodis
For more than 16 years, Renodis has paved the way in client-centric telecom and mobility solutions – and today is transforming the market by providing end-to-end outsourced management through the Turnkey Telecom Management Solution. With managed solutions focused on Mobility, SD-WAN, Wireline, and Project Management, Renodis promises to free IT leaders from telecom frustration while saving time, money, and increasing productivity.

Renodis, a Telecom and Mobility Management Company focused on freeing clients from telecom frustrations, names David Steichen Director of Mergers and Acquisitions and Chief Financial Officer, leading Renodis strategic expansion efforts through acquisition.

Renodis, a Telecom and Mobility Management Company focused on freeing clients from telecom frustrations, is pleased to announce it has named David Steichen Director of Mergers and Acquisitions and Chief Financial Officer.

Craig Beason, Renodis CEO and Founder stated, “We have been evaluating strategic alternatives for some time. Having developed the infrastructure required to deliver our industry leading Turnkey Telecom Management Solutions, Renodis is uniquely positioned to pursue expansion through acquisition. I can think of no one better than Dave to lead this effort. In the decade I’ve known him, Dave has always exhibited an exceptional combination of deep industry experience, proven leadership, and valuable perspective.”

“I am honored to join Renodis as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions and Chief Financial Officer. It is a privilege to be part of an organization with such a strong record of solving telecom technology frustrations for our clients.” says Steichen. “In developing the systems and processes necessary to become the leader in providing Turnkey Telecom Management Solutions, the Renodis team has uniquely positioned themselves to efficiently onboard new business whether grown organically or through acquisition. I look forward to helping this incredible team leverage the world class telecom management solutions they have developed to accelerate our growth and expand our already rapidly growing footprint throughout the upper Midwest and beyond.”

Steichen has been a financially focused advisory member of the Renodis Executive Team for the past four years, helping to steer strategic direction and growth as well as overseeing financial planning and reporting. In his new role Dave will continue to lead the financial strategy for the company and take on the additional responsibilities of identifying and investigating potential acquisition targets. He will be responsible for negotiating, contracting and integrating acquisitions and other partnership agreements that meet the target profile, and will play an instrumental role in assuring the design of financial and operational processes is adequate to absorb and sustain expected growth.

Prior to his role at Renodis, Steichen was co-founder of Mayday Capital Advisors, LLC, an organization providing strategic financial and operational advisory services to clients throughout the nation. With over 30 years as a business leader, Steichen is a 13-year veteran of Deloitte and has extensive experience serving as Chief Financial Officer and in other executive roles for large and small companies both public and private. He has worked in the corporate renewal arena since 2008, during which time his work has twice been recognized by the Turnaround Management Association, which has awarded him both the distinguished Transaction of the Year Award in 2010 and the Turnaround of the Year Award in 2013.

About Renodis 
Renodis is solely focused on freeing IT Leaders from telecom and mobility frustrations – saving time, money, and enabling a true focus on their business. The way we go about this is different and accomplished through an obsessive focus on our clients’ best interest in terms of service, technology, and total cost. Through innovative processes, purpose-built technology platforms, talented people, and deep industry relationships/knowledge our clients obtain peace of mind knowing their Telecom and Mobility environments are professionally managed.

Renodis, a Telecom and Mobility Management Company focused on freeing clients from telecom frustrations, today announced record-setting managed-services growth and the addition of many new enterprise clients including Northern Tool + Equipment and Life Time. In addition, by completing the successful acquisition of US ACOMM Inc., Renodis formed new client relationships including Fairview/HealthEast, Cardinal Glass, and Twin Cities Orthopedics.

Renodis enjoys time with clients at the Twins Home Run Lunch at Target Field

Renodis expanded services with existing clients such as Cambria, Cemstone, and Frandsen Bank & Trust. For clients in numerous industries, Renodis’ end-to-end telecom and mobility services provide better outcomes to the business, lower the direct and indirect costs of telecom, and enable organizations to focus on more strategic business initiatives.

“The explosion of cloud technologies, an ever-increasing mobile workforce, and a telecom industry that’s becoming even more difficult to navigate the nuances of technologies and vendors has put IT Leaders in a difficult position,” states Craig Beason, CEO of Renodis. “IT is being asked to innovate and help transform the enterprise through technology, however they’re still bogged down with the operations of managing enterprise communications to best-in-class standards. That’s why we exist. Our model is different and driven by our clients’ best interests in the areas of service, technology, and total cost. I’m proud of our talented team for developing innovative new processes, leveraging our purpose-built technology platform, and cultivating deep industry relationships that enable us to provide hundreds of clients peace of mind knowing their Telecom and Mobility environments are professionally managed.”

2018 was a banner year for Renodis with expansion of many components of their managed services solution:

  • Renodis Managed Mobility Services (MMS) saw broadened capabilities, new clients, and now over 15,000 devices under management. The Renodis online portal launched a new shopping cart experience for end-user needs. In addition, Renodis MMS capabilities were featured in AOTMP’s 2018 Managed Mobility Services Market Landscape Report.
  • Renodis expanded Telecom and Mobility Managed Services with the acquisition of US ACOMM Inc., a network solutions provider headquartered in Brooklyn Center, MN, which combined the breadth and capabilities of both firms.
  • Renodis continued to build out their Vision™ platform, a purpose-built, cloud-based technology platform used to manage the lifecycle of client communications environments which includes assets, locations, spend/GL, contracts, tickets, and SLA.
  • Renodis launched their Telecom Project Management practice with an expansion of the senior client-management team, now representing more than 150 years of telecom experience capabilities.
  • Renodis evolved it’s VendorPoint™ advisory tool, a metric-driven vendor comparison methodology which enables enterprises to identify the right solution for their environment based on client-weighted criteria.
  • Renodis expanded their SD-WAN practice in partnership with VeloCloud VMware. Renodis solutions enhance SD-WAN products with a complete lifecycle service, from proof-of-concept and business case, to configuration and deployment, through a comprehensive managed support service.

For more than 16 years, Renodis has paved the way in client-centric Telecom and Mobility solutions, driving a shift to end-to-end outsourced management. With managed solutions focused on Mobility, SD-WAN, Wireline, Project Management, and Turnkey Telecom Management, the Renodis promise frees IT leaders from telecom frustration while saving time, money, and increasing productivity.

About Renodis 
Renodis is solely focused on freeing IT Leaders from telecom and mobility frustrations – saving time, money, and enabling a true focus on their business. The way we go about this is different and accomplished through an obsessive focus on our clients’ best interest in terms of service, technology, and total cost. Through innovative processes, purpose-built technology platforms, talented people, and deep industry relationships/knowledge our clients obtain peace of mind knowing their Telecom and Mobility environments are professionally managed.

Renodis today announced the acquisition of US ACOMM Inc., a network solutions provider headquartered in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. By joining companies under the Renodis umbrella, both firms, employees, partners, and most importantly clients will all positively benefit from the combined breadth and capabilities.

Craig Beason, CEO and Owner at Renodis commented: “Over the years I have seen US ACOMM employees delivering terrific service to clients. In many ways, this parallels our mission at Renodis of exceeding customer expectations in every capacity. This is sure to be an historic time for our newly combined organization and I look forward to delivering unparalleled service to new and existing clients in 2018 and beyond.”

In addition to scope and service, a key differentiator that Renodis is excited to bring to clients is their proprietary Renodis Vision™ integrated telecom management platform. Built on a foundation of the industry’s first CMDB for telecom and mobility management, the platform captures and manages all inventory, spend, contract data and activity related to clients’ telecom environments. Leveraging the Microsoft Dynamics software platform and highlighted by Microsoft itself in a special case study showcasing innovative use of their platform, Renodis leverages Vision™ to achieve the many integrated work flows and reporting outcomes needed to optimize and manage the entire telecom ecosystem for their clients.

“This transaction caps off 2017 as a year of significant growth for Renodis,” said Beason “In 2016, I asked our employees to develop the infrastructure to support a growth plan that included organic growth as well as growth through acquisition. Thanks to their hard work and dedication to that goal, we hope this will be the first of many announcements chronicling our growth in the coming years.”

For more than 15 years, Renodis has paved the way in client-centric telecom and mobility solutions, driving a shift to end-to-end outsourced management. With managed solutions focused on Mobility, SD-WAN, Wireline, Project Management, and Turnkey Telecom Management, the Renodis promise frees IT leaders from telecom frustration while saving time, money, and increasing productivity.

>>Contact Us Today to Learn More>>

The VeloCloud VMware acquisition has been shaking up an already “disrupted” telecom industry since it’s announcement in November. Is this acquisition an argument to finally pull the trigger on investing in SD-WAN technology for your organization?

Experts agree that SD-WAN provides new options for reducing WAN costs with clear ROI, improving performance, and increasing availability. Here’s what Gartner has to say:

We recommend you look at SD-WAN when refreshing WAN edge equipment, renegotiating a carrier contract, building out new branches, or aggressively moving apps to the cloud (among other reasons).

We, along with industry experts, believe it’s worth a discussion.

SD-WAN essentially represents a new way to manage network connectivity to other office locations using software-defined networking principles — a potentially BIG competitive edge for your organization.

VeloCloud VMware SD-WAN technology can aggregate multiple types of connections, including broadband, MPLS and cellular, to create more reliable connections that are also often less expensive than going the MPLS only route.

So what does VMware stand to gain?

VMware, traditionally known for virtual machine management software, now looks to focus on network management. In 2012, VMware paid more than $1 billion to purchase Nicira, a start up company whose product is now sold by VMware as NSX.

We agree with IDC networking analyst Brad Casemore quoted in NetworkWorld’s Nov 2nd article: 

In choosing to purchase VeloCloud VMware says it’s found a company that has done well with mid-market and enterprise customers, and has seen some success in service provider and telecommunication provider users as well…

We at Renodis are excited about the state of the SD-WAN industry and the value we bring to our clients by being an authorized reseller and solution partner of VeloCloud.

Renodis solutions enhance VeloCloud’s SD-WAN products with a complete life cycle service, from proof-of-concept and business case, to configuration and deployment, through a comprehensive managed support service.

Not sure where to begin?

>Learn more about how SD-WAN can impact your organization>