October 5th 2015
iVenture opens Tampa-area office:
Joining forces with fellow IT leader Data Balance
Jacksonville—Two of Florida’s premier IT providers joined forces on September 1 when Jacksonville-based iVenture purchased Data Balance, whose Clearwater office and staff will now become part of the iVenture family.
iVenture’s owners, Mark Schnitzius and Gray Mabry, met with Data Balance owners Terry Lawrence, Carol Purcell, and Glen Bishop earlier this year, and it quickly became apparent that the two companies were a perfect match for each other.
“We all could see that the two companies were very complementary in our respective aims and philosophy: iVenture is the premium IT provider for our area of Florida and we were interested in expanding our reach, while Data Balance was looking to evolve to the next level,” said Mark Schnitzius. “Data Balance has a great group of loyal clients and dedicated employees. We could tell it was a perfect fit.”
Data Balance’s 10 employees are now part of the staff at iVenture, which was again recently honored as one of Florida’s best places to work for 2015 by three leading business publications: the Jacksonville Business Journal, the Orlando Business Journal, and Florida Trend magazine.
“That’s another way we knew we were compatible with them,” said Schnitzius. “We could tell they valued their employees the same way we do ours here at iVenture. We’re so pleased to welcome them all as new members of our team. I see a great future for us together.”
Since 2000, iVenture has provided managed services, IT support, and cloud services for mid-sized and small businesses in Jacksonville, Orlando, and now in the greater Tampa area as well. The new iVenture staff will remain in the current Data Balance office located at 13923 Icot Boulevard, Suite 805, Clearwater, FL 33760.