C/D/H has been busy since moving its Metro Detroit office to downtown Detroit last spring. The software firm has executed two mergers and, as a result, has expanded its staff.
The Grand Rapids-based company specializes in technology consulting. It moved its metro Detroit office from downtown Royal Oak to downtown Detroit’s Wright Kay Building to be closer to its customers and the region's emerging urban core. Since then, C/D/H has merged with Grand Rapids-based Blue Sphere Solutions and Rochester-based Coil Group.
Jim Brown, partner & director of sales & marketing for C/D/H
and the former owner of Coil Group, says the merger made sense because C/D/H provides stability and strength that only comes with experience, which in C/D/H's case totals nearly 25 years.
"It allowed my firm to reach into that base of customers," Brown says. "More importantly, it allows us to leverage the strength and stability of a firm that has been around for 24 years."
He adds that the recent mergers make sense for C/D/H, too, because it allows the larger, more established company to reinvigorate itself with new talent, ideas, and energy.
"You don't last 24 years in technology without constantly reinvigorating yourself and even reinventing yourself," Brown says.
C/D/H provides consulting services that specialize in collaboration, infrastructure, unified communications, mobility, and project management in the software sector. It is a Microsoft-certified Gold Partner, a VMware Professional Partner, and has earned top certification with Novell, Citrix, and Cisco Systems.
The company employs 31 people, including 10 employees at its downtown Detroit post. The firm has added three people at its metro Detroit office over the last six months. Those new jobs are all centered on software development. Brown says the company expects to continue to expand in 2015 but is not eyeing any more acquisitions for at least another year.
"We are open to opportunities beyond that," Brown says. "We don't have anything in our sights at the moment, but it’s certainly on our radar."
Source: Jim Brown, partner & director of sales & marketing for C/D/H
Writer: Jon Zemke