SDI Presence Reinforces West Coast Local IT Expertise with Acquisition of California Consultancy NexLevel

Acquisition Drives Project Management Discipline and IT Advisory Services Capabilities as Firm Continues to Grow in California Market

CHICAGO, November 1, 2017 –  SDI (SDI Presence LLC), the mission-critical IT services integrator, announces the acquisition of NexLevel Information Technology, Inc. (NexLevel), a West Coast IT management consultancy. The acquisition will build SDI’s local delivery capability throughout California while deepening its IT consulting expertise across the technology life-cycle – including planning, systems implementation, and ongoing operations.

“SDI understands the value of being present for our clients in delivering highly-available and strategic technology platforms for their organizations,” states SDI Presence Founder and CEO David A. Gupta. “The NexLevel team’s consultative technology expertise and seasoned Project Managers better position SDI to locally deliver advanced technology-based services to California-based businesses.”

Founded in 1999 by long-time technology leaders Terry Hackelman and Frank Otto, NexLevel’s portfolio of clients includes utilities and more than 110 state, county, and local government agencies along the West Coast. With offices in Sacramento, the firm clients include California Highway Patrol, California Correctional Healthcare Services, County of San Diego, City of Sacramento, and numerous other City, County, and municipal utilities throughout West Region.  Both Hackelman and Otto will hold Senior Vice President positions at SDI, and continue to lead a strong team of experienced technology professionals throughout California.

“NexLevel and SDI are complementary organizations in our leadership, appreciation of building customer relationships, and delivery best practices,” states Managing Principal Terry Hackelman. “I look forward to blending together to offer our client base additional services and solutions in cybersecurity, cloud technology, and analytics.”

SDI specializes in designing and supporting high-demand IT environments that have stringent availability and complex integration requirements.    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. SDI’s client portfolio includes some of the nation’s largest airport systems, utilities, toll authorities, 911 centers and public transit systems.

“NexLevel’s strong team has the ability to identify low-risk migrations to next generation uses of technology – to advance the IT function from keeping the lights on to using IT a strategic advantage for their organizations,” said President and Chief Operating Officer Jack Hartman. “We welcome their talent, enthusiasm and local commitment to the SDI Team.”

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About SDI (SDI Presence LLC)
IT services integrator SDI delivers technology managed services, business consulting and infrastructure solutions to achieve IT performance expectations while advancing our clients to a digital enterprise. With a 20-year corporate resume, SDI helps our clients meet rising customer expectations, enhance security, and capture revenues. 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.  SDI delivers a deep technical presence through a local delivery model to achieve customer confidence and success. Visit us at, and follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram at SDI Presence and Twitter using @sdipresence.

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