SDI Presence Marks One Year Since Acquiring West Coast IT Management Consultancy NexLevel

CHICAGO, November 2, 2018 IT managed services provider (MSP) and consultancy SDI Presence LLC (SDI) announces the one-year anniversary of its acquisition of NexLevel Information Technology, Inc. (NexLevel), a West Coast IT management consultancy.

“Early in our due diligence, we identified the potential value in merging NL’s senior project leadership and SDI’s deep technical skillsets,” states SDI Presence Chief Executive Officer David A. Gupta. “As we move into our second year together, we are able to offer our clients the benefits of NexLevel’s traditional trusted IT advisory services, and then go deeper with complementary IT services such as cybersecurity.”

Since its acquisition in November 2017, SDI has completed the integration of the NexLevel consulting team into the SDI organization. The firm’s West Coast presence now fully operates under the SDI Presence brand, with offices in Sacramento and Los Angeles. In addition to its core services (Application Procurements and Selections, Project Assessments, IT Assessments, IT Strategic Plans, Network Assessments, Policy/Procedure Development, Project Management, and Feasibility Studies), the SDI West Coast Team is equipped to provide cybersecurity vulnerability assessments and remediation services, as well as IT managed services programs. Over 20 municipalities, agencies and utilities have selected the West Coast SDI Team for IT services this year, including the California Highway Patrol, Riverside County Transportation Commission, California Correctional Health Care Services and the Cucamonga Valley Water District. SDI was ranked as a 2018 Best Places to Work by the Sacramento Business Journal.

“Our teams have complimented each other in their professionalism and client-focused cultures,” states Terry Hackelman, SDI Senior Vice President and co-founder of NexLevel with SDI Senior Vice President Frank Otto. “I look forward to further leveraging our collective IT leadership, executive presence and years of government and utilities experience this next year, to deliver innovative and resilient technology to the West Coast.”

SDI’s West Coast Team brings a track record of supporting over 145 cities, counties, districts, and state agencies.  The merged SDI Team brings over 30 years of experience gained from running large IT operations and multimillion-dollar IT projects: SDI consultants have held prior positions with Tier One consultancies, and include former CIOs, CFOs, Utility General Managers, and Assistant City Managers. The firm has a well-established resume of collaboratively guiding its clients through the adoption of innovative technologies and reengineered business processes to transform core legacy IT platforms.

The West Coast SDI Team will be exhibiting at the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) annual conference from January 8-11th at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, CA. SDI Senior Vice President Terry Hackelman and Vice President Patrick Griffin will be presenting the session “Fiscal Sustainability and Technology: Leveraging IT Strategies for Fiscal Health” on Thursday, January 10th at 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM.

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SDI Presence LLC is an IT managed services provider (MSP) and consultancy that leverages its strong team presence to advance our clients to a secure digital enterprise. With a 20-year corporate resume, SDI delivers strategic managed services, IT consulting, and hybrid infrastructure solutions to optimize our clients’ technology environments. SDI is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), with a portfolio of clients that includes some of the nation’s largest airports, utilities, commercial real estate portfolios, and government agencies. Visit us at and connect with us on Twitter and Instagram.