Champion Solutions Group Acquires DirecLogix Corp.

Acquisition bolsters Champion’s next generation data center and software solutions, and deepens HPE technical capabilities


May 21, 2019 – Boca Raton, Florida – Champion Solutions Group, award-winning technology solutions and services provider, announced the acquisition of DirecLogix Corp., a Florida-based IT organization that delivers its clients with systems, infrastructure and software expertise.

Executing on its plan to propel its next generation data center and software capabilities, Champion can now deliver an even more extensive suite of offerings to hundreds of customers Champion has acquired over the last 40 years. Combining DirecLogix’s nearly 15-year heritage with Champion’s history and intellectual property, will deepen Champion’s skills, especially around the Intel platform space, to meet and exceed the ever-growing demands from our clients.

“Champion is enthusiastic about the partnership with DirecLogix Corp. Its truly a natural fit for both of our organizations. They have developed a robust set of hardware and software services, and their technical know-how, particularly around HPE, is second to none,” said Champion’s CEO and President, Chris Pyle. “What’s truly exciting is the value our combined organizations will bring to the market in the future.”

Champion’s technical skillsets include:

  • HPE
  • Cisco
  • Microsoft Cloud (Office 365, SharePoint and Azure)
  • The complete IBM product line (including IBM Power)
  • Nutanix
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Brocade
  • Red Hat
  • Cohesity
  • Tintri
  • Citrix
  • ExtraHop
  • AlertLogic
  • Varonis
  • VMware
  • Veeam
  • Barracuda
  • Much more!

Furthermore, DirecLogix customers now have access to this broadened portfolio of products and capabilities, including Champion’s own IP, Microsoft cloud (Office 365, SharePoint and Azure), a vast array of security and data protection offerings, and much more.

“With today’s rapidly changing technology landscape, the depth and breadth of our combined organizations will ensure our customers have access to best-in-class solutions along with the technical expertise to achieve their digital transformation objectives,” commented DirecLogix’s leader Aleef Adam. “We couldn’t be more optimistic to join forces with such great team of people at Champion, who are extremely talented given their four decades of experience in this industry.”

DirecLogix has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades including Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing companies list showing a 3-year growth of 327%, CRN’s Fast Growth 150 list, and the Gator 100, one of the top Gator-led business’s in the world, to name a few.

Together, the team can deliver a wide-spectrum of solutions, services and support including data center infrastructure, security, cloud and virtualization, and data management. Furthermore, Champion and DirecLogix deliver unmatched white glove service and support for HPE clients. For more information, contact Champion at 800-771-7000 or visit https://www.championsg.com.

About Champion Solutions Group
Champion Solutions Group, headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, specializes in delivering technology services and solutions to help our customers reduce costs, increase productivity, and mitigate risk. Through our time-tested, proven methodology we are changing the economics of the IT Data Center and the way people work, interact, and adopt technology. Founded in 1979, Champion focuses on virtualization, cloud, and data management solutions; and boasts deep technical skill sets in design, implementation, and management of these solutions. For more information, visit https://www.championsg.com.

About DirecLogix Corp.
DirecLogix was founded with the mission of assisting companies with the entire Information Technology lifecycle. We have been successfully executing our vision since 2005 and add value in areas of technology consulting, acquisition, planning and implementation. We are committed to helping our clients explore, embrace and maximize the benefits of the ever-changing technology landscape. We are dedicated to building sustained trusted relationships with our clients and combine this with established partnerships with leading technology providers. For more information, visit http://www.direclogix.com/

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Erick Bacallao joined Champion Solutions Group in 2015 after a career of Software Development in Cuba at the National Cancer Care Institute of Cuba, followed by moving to the States with allAware.

 

Champion acquired allAware and its properties and Erick has utilized his extensive background and expertise in IT and Software Development to rise to VP of Product Development in less than 5 years. During this time, Erick has been involved with key projects that led to the launch of numerous products including CSP Boss, Inscape platform and 365 Productivity Insights.

 

Erick has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Havana. He won Gold Medals for Programming from the Ministry of Education in Cuba, and he is certainly still a Gold Medalist for Champion!

 

As President and CEO, Chris is responsible for the development of key strategic alliances and solution portfolio. He leads Champion’s go-to market and execution strategies for integrated offerings in the cloud, in security, and in digital infrastructure, always focusing on improving the customer experience and driving transformative business outcomes.

 

He also aligns key partner initiatives with company strategy and oversees corporate marketing and messaging to gain mindshare with customers and partners. It’s his vision and innovativeness that have catapulted Champion up the ranks to become a $100M+ organization—and one of the most respected solution providers in the industry.

 

Over the past two decades, Chris has also focused on mergers and acquisitions, as well as innovative product development. He is the original founder and an active member on the Board of Managed Maintenance, Inc., a SAAS provider and consulting firm that utilizes their award-winning One-View Portal to help the IT Channel and its customers manage their IT Maintenance.

 

Chris is also the original founder and chief strategist behind one of the original storage cloud providers, Storage Access / BluePoint. During the course of a few short years, he had raised $20M and took that company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. It has since been acquired by Pomeroy.

 

In 2012, Chris led the acquisition of MessageOps and continued the product development and worldwide launch of its premier SAAS, 365 Command. Built on Microsoft Azure, 365 Command is currently managing over 1 million seats of Microsoft’s Office 365. After achieving this phenomenal milestone, 365 Command and other MessageOps O365 utilities were sold to Kaseya.

 

Over the past 35 years, Chris as worked tirelessly to not only advance his own career, but those of his employees. In addition to leading a $100M organization, Chris can also be found sitting with sales teams, cold calling and coaching, and validating why Champion has been listed on Best Places to Work by both South Florida Business Journal and Computerworld.

Ultimately, the success garnered by Champion Solutions Group, its associated companies, and their employees is due in large part to the leadership of its President and CEO. Perhaps the most fitting award Chris has earned is South Florida Business Journal’s 2013 Ultimate CEO Award.