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Sparkhound Named Microsoft National Solution Provider

Baton Rouge, LA – December 1, 2016 – Sparkhound, recently awarded Cloud Infrastructure Partner of the Year for the South Central District announced today that it has been recognized as a Microsoft National Solutions Provider for representing excellence in Microsoft technology innovation and application. Sparkhound is one of the 50 Microsoft NSP partners. This elite group testifies to a strong relationship with Microsoft and the ability to leverage Microsoft technologies to generate great value in the industry. “We work to enable effective technology...

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Sparkhound Receives Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure Award

Cloud Infrastructure Partner of the Year for the South Central District Awarded to Sparkhound IRVING, Texas – September 27, 2016 – Sparkhound, a Microsoft Gold Partner specializing in consulting and technology solutions, today announced it has been awarded “Cloud Infrastructure Partner of the Year” by Microsoft for the South Central District which includes Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. The award further acknowledges Sparkhound’s commitment to implementing and supporting innovative cloud strategies built on Microsoft’s robust cloud infrastructure ecosystem. The award...

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Sparkhound Acquires Bloom Consulting Group’s Application Development Division

Sparkhound today announced it's acquisition of Redmond-based Bloom Consulting and Project Management Group's application development division. The acquisition furthers Sparkhound's commitment to growth as a consulting and IT solutions provider within the Microsoft ecosystem. The two companies have been strategically partnered for the past two years with Sparkhound's CEO, Shawn Usher, recently joining Bloom's Board of Advisors in 2015. The acquisition is a natural evolution of an already successful relationship. The Bloom team will benefit from Sparkhound's deep expertise and...

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Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge 2015

Sparkhound was recently named as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge. The awards program is a project of the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, the Greater Baton Rouge SHRM, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management and Best Companies Group. This survey and awards program was created in 2014 to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Baton Rouge, benefiting its economy, its workforce and businesses. To be considered for...

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Sparkhound Announces New Vice President of Managed Services

Baton Rouge, La.  – Sparkhound Inc. has recently hired Chris Sittig as its new Vice President of Managed Services to further strengthen its executive management team and Managed Services offering. In his new position, Chris will lead Sparkhound's national managed services division which provides standardized IT services for customers' infrastructure and applications around the U.S. "With 20 years in the IT industry, Chris's experience and insight will be an immense asset to our Managed Services offering," said Shawn Usher, president...

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Sparkhound Announces New General Manager For Houston Office

Baton Rouge, La.  – Sparkhound Inc. has recently hired Tommy Mann as its new General Manager, Houston, to accelerate its rapid growth in the Houston market and further strengthen its executive management team companywide. In addition to a seat on Sparkhound's Board of Directors, Tommy will lead Sparkhound's sales and operations team in the Houston market, help create quality customer experiences, and increase brand awareness in the IT and business communities. "With 29 years in the consulting and Energy and...

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Sparkhound Bites Into $100 Million Revenue Goal

These days, there's no such thing as a short-term business plan for technology solution provider Sparkhound, a Microsoft Gold Partner that cracked CRN's exclusive top solution provider ranking several years ago. Every investment or process change is scrutinized for long-term implications. If an idea can't scale, it probably isn't happening. Founded in 1998 and now doing business in three locations (including its Baton Rouge home base and offices in Houston and Dallas),Sparkhound currently generates about $30 million in annual revenue...

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Sparkhound Announces New COO and CAO Roles, Positions for Future Growth

Baton Rouge, La.  – Sparkhound Inc. recently appointed Patrick Thompson as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Noah Boudreaux as its Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to further strengthen its executive management team and accelerate its rapid growth across its Louisiana, Houston and Dallas markets. In Patrick's new role, he will oversee Sparkhound's operations and focus on growing the company's Business Consulting Services arm. In addition, he will be in charge of expanding Sparkhound's operational footprint in existing and future...

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Sparkhound Hires New General Manager for its DFW Office

Baton Rouge, La.  – Sparkhound Inc. recently hired Rob Ward as its new General Manager, Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to further strengthen its executive management team and continue to accelerate its rapid growth in the DFW market. In his new position, Rob will lead Sparkhound's DFW sales and operations team, help create quality customer experiences, and increase brand awareness in the DFW IT and business communities. "With 25+ years as a sales and services leader, Rob's strong capabilities in both Sales...

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LSU 100 Recognizes Sparkhound As One Of The Fastest-growing Tiger Businesses For Third Year

Baton Rouge, La. – Sparkhound, an IT services company with locations in Baton Rouge, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston, will be honored for the third consecutive year as one of the 2013 LSU 100: Fastest-growing Tiger Businesses during the LSU 100 Honoree Luncheon on Friday, April 26.  Selection for the 2013 LSU 100 is a competitive process, where companies are individually measured on their compounded annual growth rate from 2009 through 2011 by Postlethwaite & Netterville, the independent accounting firm of...

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Sparkhound Recognized As "Company Of The Year" By Baton Rouge Business Report

Baton Rouge, La. – Today, Sparkhound was recognized as the "Company of the Year" (in the 100+ employee category) by the Baton Rouge Business Report in its 30th annual Business Awards and Hall of Fame. The awards honor the individuals and companies that have made an impact on the greater Baton Rouge business community. "The ‘Company of the Year’ award is truly an honor as we kick off the 15 year anniversary celebration of providing IT services in our community,"...

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Sparkhound Recognized On Inc. 5000 List

Baton Rouge, La. – Today, Sparkhound was recognized by Inc. magazine in its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. With 131% in three-year sales growth, the IT services company ranked No. 2033 in the Inc. 500|5000 list and #282 in the Top IT Services Companies list. The 500|5000 list represents a comprehensive look at America’s independent entrepreneurs. “We’re excited to be among this high-caliber list,” said Sparkhound President and CEO Shawn Usher. “This...

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