Association Resource Group, Inc. (ARG) and TeleStrategy, LLC, have completed their corporate integration and are now supporting clients as ARG. The integration combines ARG’s full-service technology consultancy and brokerage with TeleStrategy’s technology consulting practice and telecommunications managed services practice. The combination enhances the portfolio of expertise for former TeleStrategy clients to include cloud and security consulting and provides ARG a platform for offering the full lifecycle of telecom managed services.
TeleStrategy, founded by Christine Gistaro in 2001, offered a full-service telecom technology consulting with a focus on telecom managed services including provider management, provider selection, provisioning management, trouble resolution, and billing issue resolution. Typically, TeleStrategy’s managed services support improved IT department productivity by over 30%.
The TeleStrategy team, led by Christine Gistaro, is one of the top telecommunications partners in the Washington, DC area and we are fortunate to acquire professionals of their caliber. “Ms. Gistaro has been a leader in the telecommunications space for the last 25 years and we are excited about what she and her team bring to ARG,” said Greg Praske, ARG Chief Executive Officer. “TeleStrategy’s high level of client support and retention is a perfect fit with ARG’s client commitment,” continued Mr. Praske.
Ms. Gistaro commented, “This partnership allows TeleStrategy not only to continue our high level of service but increase it by bringing additional resources to bear for our clients. By leveraging ARG’s extensive SD-WAN, Cloud, and Security resources, we will be able to take service for our clients to a new level.”
ARG transforms IT procurement for their clients by leveraging its industry expertise along with a portfolio of over 300 service providers to streamline technology adoption. The compelling procurement model combined with white glove support led to 11% market share in the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia region, where ARG is headquartered. This integration comes on the heels of the acquisition of another technology consulting practice serving the Northeast region of the United States. The practice, and it’s seven industry veterans, was acquired from Carousel Industries and consists of a client base of 500 businesses concentrated from New York to Maine.
ARG is a full-service technology consultancy and brokerage. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, ARG has been consulting with clients for 27 years. ARG has been named a top workplace by The Washington Post and Virginia Business Magazine for 5 consecutive years. ARG now consults with over 4,000 clients nationally and around the world. Acting as a broker of services, ARG typically provides its consulting services at no charge to its clients and, with the integration of TeleStrategy, ARG now offers clients full telecommunications lifecycle managed services regardless of service provider through a monthly subscription model.