In a down economy, Corporate Technologies Group (CTG) has maintained annual revenue growth of 10 to 12 percent every year, and the Hudson-based
voice and data network consulting company continues
to evolve in a rapidly changing industry.
Since Jeff Summer and Brett Harney left corporate
America in 1999 to start CTG, they have expanded the
firm exponentially. Namely, the company rolled out a
technology called Proactive Max, an online support
portal accessed through Audex.
“There’s more competition out there today,” Summer
says. “So, having a dedicated customer support group
has changed our company and made it easier for our
clients to get the services and support they need.”
Also, CTG launched a new division called CTG
Services to address the firm’s No. 1 challenge: change.
This provides clients Local Area Networks (LAN) and
cloud services. Now that voice and data have moved
beyond the hard-wired world, clients need more
support. There’s simply more out there to choose from,
and networking is more complex these days. That’s why
CTG offers network assessments, including network
capacity, network utilization, application performance
and network equipment.
The firm is proud to be a growth story for the
region. “Providing local jobs is a pretty significant
accomplishment,” Summer says, adding that this fact is
a selling advantage for the company. “We tell customers
they can buy services we sell from a [national]
competitor, or they can buy it directly from the company
that produces the services (us) and by buying it from us,
you support a local company.”
CTG has been recognized locally for its
success. It received the Cascade Capital
Business Growth award seven times
in a row, and it was named one of
Northeast Ohio’s Top Performing
Companies by Inside Business
magazine from 2005 to 2010.
CTG also won the 2010
Weatherhead 100 Upstart
Still, the company must
continually evolve to stay on
top of industry trends and to
offer customers what they
need to grow their businesses.
“We continually work to sustain
the full-service offering to our
clients,” Harney says.
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