Onepath Systems, the premier service provider for business, data center and building technology solutions in the Southeast has experienced exponential growth despite the difficult economy. In 2010, only four years after opening its doors, the company joined with Trivest Partners, a leading private equity firm, which provided Onepath with the strategic investment needed to further accelerate growth.
In 2011, the company determined that one of its service lines, advanced technologies, was an area that offered tremendous potential. To further expand its footprint in this area, Onepath was fortunate to find, acquire and integrate Confiance IP Solutions, a respected and well-positioned company in North Carolina. This strategic alliance has allowed Onepath to expand its IT service offering, customer base and talent resources.
Following a record year in 2012, the company added Transparent Technologies Inc., in Lawrenceville, GA, adding new IT services, additional customers and greater depth of talented professionals. This added a second data center enabling the company to provide help desk, outsourced IT and managed services.
Today, just three years after its initial partnership with Trivest Partners, Onepath is 250% larger and continues to grow rapidly. Every month the company is adding new customers, scoping and implementing new projects and expanding its loyal customer relationships built around innovative solutions and service excellence.
In order to maximize growth while maintaining the highest levels of customer satisfaction, Onepath has consistently pursued opportunities to expand its senior leadership team. Today, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Ronald T. Self as the chief executive officer of Onepath Systems.
Ron joins a deep senior team that includes Robb Borden, founder and president; Jeff Spranger, chief financial officer; Chad Merrill, division president of advanced technology; Chris Atwell, division president of building technologies; Steve Blackmon, founder of TTI; Bill Demarest and Mike Cotrone, co-founders of Confiance; and Bob Catanach, vice president of key accounts.
Robb Borden, who will remain as president of Onepath Systems and provide continued leadership of its Atlanta operations says,“I am excited to have Ron leading our team and I look forward to working with him as we take Onepath to the next level. He brings a wealth of sales, marketing and general management experience from three premiere Fortune 50 corporations combined with a proven record of accomplishment building teams, growing companies and increasing shareholder value. His character and style will mesh well with the company’s people and culture. We complement each other’s skill set. His presence provides incremental depth to our team, which will allow us to continue to focus on what matters most delivering best in class technology integration services to our customers. Bringing Ron on will also allow me to focus on growth in key channels, including distributed antenna systems (DAS), a growing market in which we have expertise and strong partner relationships.”
Ron Self adds,“I want to express how excited I am to be at Onepath and how much I am looking forward to our future success together. There is a real culture of camaraderie, supporting each other and focusing on the customer, which I hope to reinforce and foster. I am looking forward to working with Robb, our team and our customers, as we collectively chart our course to become the recognized industry leader”.
Forest Wester, Trivest partner & board member comments,“Ron is an accomplished leader who brings a wealth of experience and skills to the company. He has strong business knowledge, with an outstanding track record of success as the CEO of several leading business technology services companies ranging from $50 million to over $500 million in revenues. He has more than 15 years of business process outsourcing experience, has worked closely with leading private equity firms, has valuable merger and acquisition experience, and has acquired and integrated many companies.”
Ron earned a B.B.A. in Business Administration, with a major in marketing from the University of Houston and completed the Executive Development program for senior managers at Emory University. Ron lives in Atlanta and will be serving on Onepath Systems’ board of directors.
To learn more about Onepath Systems, you can visit onepathsystems.com/.