Temprano Techvestors acquires Corporate Armor; bolsters sales channels and accelerates growth
Leading technology security and infrastructure provider adds new facet to Temprano’s existing portfolio of security-focused technology companies
NEWTON, NC – June 27, 2018 –Temprano Techvestors announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Charlotte, NC-based Corporate Armor, a leading supplier of technology security and infrastructure products. Corporate Armor offers one of the largest curated selections of security, wireless and data storage products available, offering products online and through its inside sales team to thousands of internal IT departments and IT service providers nationwide.
“We were excited when Temprano Techvestors approached us about purchasing our company,” said Thomas Schiffers, Founder of Corporate Armor.
“Since 2011, my team and I have worked to grow the business into something special, and it feels good to know that we are passing the torch to such a capable group,” he continued. “The Temprano team is exactly the right fit to take Corporate Armor to the next level.”
Corporate Armor will continue to distribute the same top brands as in the past, including Fortinet, Cisco, Meraki, Check Point, EMC, Sophos and Sonicwall, and customers will be able to source even more security and IT solutions from its new parent company.
In addition to a broader portfolio, customers can expect the same great level of service and support, now with a larger team devoted to them, led by industry veterans including Luke Walling, CEO and President of Temprano Techvestors.
“Adding Corporate Armor to our growing portfolio of sales organizations aligns well with our strategy. Since late 2016, our focus has been squarely on acquiring, optimizing and growing IT security infrastructure sales channels.” Walling said.
Corporate Armor offers full-service, concierge consultation services to businesses small and large, across all industries, and specializes in data center, network and cloud security, unified threat management, next-generation firewall solutions, intrusion prevention systems, wireless security and connectivity, and storage.
“Melding together the expertise and partnership portfolios of our combined businesses allows us to provide more value to our customers than ever before in terms of expertise, but most importantly, in total value. We’re extremely competitive on price and offer unique, often no-cost services that provide an experience that’s unmatched in the space.”
“We are becoming a one-stop shop for our customers, offering everything an IT buyer needs from endpoint security, firewalls and unified threat management appliances to data leak prevention technology. Whether you’re a small school, or even a large corporation, we can help build a solution that allows you to secure your entire environment,” Walling added.
Later in the year, Corporate Armor will begin adding industry-leading software and security brands to its line card, introducing customers to prestigious providers such as ESET, AVG, Safetica and ISL Online. “With this new acquisition, ESET is delighted to be able to provide our award-winning information security portfolio to a brand-new customer base,” said Mike Eterno, Director, Partner Sales at ESET.
In addition to Corporate Armor’s website, the company offers its products via storefronts on Amazon and NewEgg, broadening its reach through these respected, high-profile organizations.
Day-to-day operations will be directed by a team of industry veterans including Mike Hathaway, Director of Operations, and Jennifer Cochran Cutts, Director of Sales and Marketing, both familiar names in the IT and IT Channel space. To learn more about Corporate Armor, visit corportatearmor.com.
About Temprano Techvestors
Temprano Techvestors was formed by Luke Walling, a long-time serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and corporate executive known for building high-growth B2B software businesses. The team is comprised of a group of SaaS and electronically-distributed software experts who have worked with and for some of the biggest names in the industry. Temprano’s expertise is dedicated to acquiring and consolidating value-added software and hardware resale and distribution businesses while also bringing emerging-market B2B software products to market in North America. They invest in their partners and businesses with expertise, outsourcing, strategic partnerships, and capital. To learn more, visit temprano.com.