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Hamilton-Ryker IT Solutions has acquired WMS iSymphony, Inc., a cloud based VMS/MSP provider and Steverson Staffing, Inc. in Houston, Texas.

Kelly McCreight, President of Hamilton-Ryker, stated “This is an exciting and strategic acquisition that will diversify our Information Technology offerings and provide the gateway into the VMS/MSP market.” The iSymphony staff will remain in place and will continue to operate as a vendor-neutral stand-alone company, iSymphony LLC.”

McCreight added “Due to its 35 year history in Houston, Steverson has strong name recognition which will help us to accelerate our growth in that market. The Steverson staff will remain in place and continue to operate under the Steverson brand.


iSymphony, formed in 2004, is a full-cycle Vendor Management System (VMS)/Managed Service Provider (MSP) that facilitates the entire contingent procurement and management process from the creation of a requisition through the processing of vendor remittances. The company also provides compliance and payrolling services.

Keith Patel, President of iSymphony for the last four years, will continue as President of iSymphony. Mr. Patel commented, “We at iSymphony are very excited to be part of the Hamilton-Ryker family of companies. This strategic move will enable us to leverage Hamilton-Ryker’s experience and expand our service offerings into Healthcare and Government verticals.”

Tommie Steverson, principal owner of iSymphony, announced, “We have worked very hard to build this company. We believe we made the right decision to sell to a fine organization such as Hamilton-Ryker, whose culture mirrors ours. We feel confident that our staff and clients will agree.”

Steverson Staffing

Founded in 1979 by Tommie Steverson, Steverson Staffing provides temporary and direct placement of accounting, finance, administration/clerical and IT staffing personnel to Fortune 500 companies and rapidly emerging private enterprises. Mike Lejeune joined the company in 1992 and assumed the role of President in 2010, overseeing sales and recruiting with a focus on training and development.

Tommie Steverson announced “Mike and I are pleased that the company we have dedicated so much of our lives to is now part of an industry leading company such as Hamilton-Ryker. With similar culture, values and operational processes we believe our staff and clients will greatly benefit from the synergy of the two organizations.

About Hamilton-Ryker IT Solutions

Founded in 2002, Hamilton-Ryker IT Solutions, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, provides industry-leading information technology services managing and supporting telecommunication, IT security, network integration, staff augmentation, hosting and other professional services. Through integration, deployment, helpdesk, desktop support and recruiting services, we provide a single point of accountability for multi-vendor IT components under a simplified contract.

Our Staff Augmentation and Recruiting divisions recruit for both long-term projects and full-time recruiting needs across the US. We provide on-site or remote contractors to manage both short and long term service needs including Database Architects, Network Administrators, Java Developers, and Help Desk Support. Based on communication needs and network complexity, we will develop a customized solution and manage it from design, through acquisition, and onto implementation and service. Our engineers are the bridge between technology and business; they encompass a broad range of technical expertise, have demonstrated commitment to emerging technology and provide enhanced technical solutions to our customers.

Our services include, network architecture design/integration; voice/data systems; network security; remote hosting; backup/disaster recovery; patch/anti-virus management; email; server/desktop maintenance; telecommunication (Avaya/Cisco); information security; HIPAA (meaningful use compliance); operations/maintenance; managed operational professional services; and staff augmentation.

Since inception, Hamilton-Ryker Federal has provided secured personnel to multiple government agencies including the Federal Government, U.S. Military and non-government commercial customers. At the Federal level, our contract vehicles include WITS3, GSA Connections II and FNS. Hamilton-Ryker has worked as a prime or sub-contractor on a variety of high impact projects with DOD and civilian agencies. We manage professional services to ensure a secure and stable environment, data and VOIP networks, Applications and Security Certification and Accreditation.

In 2013, Hamilton-Ryker developed OASIS™, a cloud based managed security solution that empowers Healthcare organizations to cost effectively monitor their IT resources to meet healthcare security mandates and best practices.

Hamilton-Ryker IT Solutions – The People You Need… When You Need IT

Hamilton-Ryker IT Solutions and Hamilton-Ryker Federal are companies derived from The Hamilton-Ryker Group established in 1971 in Martin, Tennessee.

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