The acquisition will help organizations accelerate digital transformation, overcome complexity, and improve business performance through advanced Strategy, Integration, API, Enterprise Architecture, and Hybrid Cloud offerings.

Dublin, Ohio, September 5, 2019 — Lightwell today announced it has acquired Leveraging Technology, LLC—a New York-based IT consultancy focused on Integration, API Management, Enterprise Architecture, and Cloud/Hybrid Cloud technologies. Leveraging Technology has helped many leading companies optimize their technology environments, align their IT and business strategies, overcome complexity, improve agility and performance, and increase access to data and insights. This acquisition represents a significant opportunity to address the heightened demand for advanced Integration and Architecture expertise while enabling Lightwell to create greater strategic value for its customers.


“We are thrilled that the Leveraging Technology team has joined us, and are excited about the expertise, tools, and proven methodologies they bring,” said Michelle Kerr, Lightwell’s president and founder. “Today, many companies are investing in strategic initiatives around Digital Transformation, Customer Experience, Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Analytics, and others—and technology plays a crucial role in all of these. However, Data and Integration-related challenges continue to be a major barrier to their success. There is a struggle to access critical data—when, where, and how it’s needed—across many disconnected systems, applications, devices, and clouds. Also, it’s a significant challenge to ensure that vital information flows seamlessly, quickly, and securely across all of these.”

“These problems can’t be solved by a software solution alone: they’re challenges that span architecture, technology solutions, strategy, skills, business processes, and more,” continued Kerr. “This is where the Leveraging Technology team excels—they bring all of this together, helping companies develop and fine-tune their strategies and roadmaps, implement the right technologies, overcome Integration challenges, optimize their IT environments, and align technology, people and processes for achieving their business goals.”

Established in 1998, Leveraging Technology is a privately-held IT consulting company headquartered in Rochester, New York. Their client base includes Fortune 500 corporations and smaller regional companies spanning many different industries—including health care, manufacturing, food services, banking, and financial services. The team brings decades of Integration experience, combined with deep expertise around architecture, business strategies, and industries. This rare combination enables them to be highly effective at helping clients achieve their objectives and gain marketplace advantages.

Some of the company’s key focus areas include Integration and APIs, Cloud and Hybrid Cloud, Enterprise Architecture, Business Architecture, and Information Architecture. They provide a full range of consulting services, including assessments and roadmaps, implementation services, solution delivery, and Managed Services. As an IBM Business Partner, they have extensive experience implementing, managing, and supporting the IBM Cloud Integration solutions including API Connect, App Connect Enterprise, DataPower, and MQ.

In addition, Leveraging Technology has developed a number of proven frameworks, processes, tools, and assets—including that optimize efficiency, reduce costs, and accelerate results.

“We’re excited to join the Lightwell team, and it’s an ideal fit for our team and our clients for many reasons,” said James Cantin, president of Leveraging Technology. “They have an outstanding reputation for their technology and business expertise, industry knowledge, and relationships with their customers—all of which have been such a critical part of our team’s mission and approach over the last twenty-one years. Lightwell’s breadth of technology services and solutions offerings will be extremely valuable in helping our clients succeed.”

Cantin continued, “Because Lightwell has such great relationships with many their customers across North America and Europe, our team will be able to extend their reach and impact to other geographies and industries as well. With their impressive capabilities, resources, and partnerships, Lightwell will provide our team with a strong platform for growth.”

Learn more about the Leveraging Technology acquisition and the benefits it will bring.

About Lightwell

Lightwell develops, implements and manages technology solutions that answer today’s critical business challenges. They provide comprehensive services and solutions for Integration and APIs, Data Analytics, Order Management, B2B Integration, Supply Chain Management, and more—including assessments, strategy, architecture, implementation, development, optimization, Managed Services, and Cloud solutions.

Lightwell is an IBM Platinum Business Partner that has extensive experience with the Watson Supply Chain and IBM Cloud Integration solutions including IBM B2B Integrator, IBM File Gateway, and IBM Order Management. The company also partners with technology leaders including MuleSoft, Informatica, and Qlik.

In addition, the company provides IT Consulting services for projects—including custom Application Development services—and provides strategic IT Staffing and recruiting services to help companies address their IT resource needs. The company has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of privately held companies eight times.

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