Managed IT Services
Discover the incredible story behind the mighty company Teal and uncover the secrets behind their managed IT service success.
TechGen Consulting Services
TechGen was founded on the unyielding belief that IT services should be stress-free. The company meticulously crafted personalized strategies that intimately aligned with their client’s business goals. Their team of friendly and knowledgeable professionals were committed to enhancing the lives of their clients through their vast expertise.
TechGen Consulting, Inc. was formed by Reid Johnston in 2000 as a sole proprietorship, incorporating the company in 2002. Before starting TechGen, Reid worked as a web application developer.
A technology enthusiast from a very early age, Reid was dismantling (and rebuilding) computers before completing elementary school. He wanted to find a career where he could combine his passion for technology and building things with solving problems and helping people – this resulted in the creation of a 20+ year company, TechGen.
Aligned Technology Solutions Services
Aligned was built on a belief that IT solutions start with understanding an organization’s needs, sustained by personal relationships with experts who championed excellence and adaptability. These professionals ensured that solutions evolved, were optimized, and contributed to fulfilling the client’s mission. Aligned recognized the emergence of compliance and cybersecurity concerns and invested accordingly in both training talent and shaping solutions.
Gar Whaley and Don Sauer co-founded Aligned Technology Solutions. Whaley, with a rich background in the restaurant business, leveraged his understanding of computer systems to design IT solutions for local small businesses. Sauer, with close to 35 years of IT expertise gained from the U.S. Navy, public sector, and private enterprises, developed a diverse perspective on designing and deploying IT solutions.
The duo met at an organization and shared a vision to create an MSP that equally understood business goals, and IT needs. Whaley and Sauer, each 25+ year veterans in the Information Technology Teal Management field, have worked across small to large enterprises and privately held to publicly traded companies. United by a shared vision, they created Aligned Technology Solutions to be a truly human-focused IT company.
In 2023, Aligned Technology Solutions and TechGen merged to form the premier company of Teal. After years of collaboration through a peer group, the merger aimed to offer clients a more comprehensive range of solutions, increasing access to specialized security personnel, technology, and tools.
Aligned brought their successful cybersecurity team and expertise in complex compliance certifications like CMMC, while TechGen contributed their robust project and account management processes and strategic ISO-certified documentation.
This “merger of equals” allowed Teal to elevate their services, focusing on client care and using technology for good. The merger also increased Teal’s resources and talent, providing a more sophisticated, compelling offering that takes advantage of economies of scale.
Watch Teal’s leaders as they share insights into our transformative merger.