ARG Accelerates Growth with Acquisition of NextWave

Expanding its expertise and technology services footprint, ARG announces its latest acquisition and welcomes NextWave Technology Advisors to its growing technology services investment portfolio.

Led by principal and Fortune 500 technology advisor Adam Carreno, NextWave Technology Advisors engages with today’s top global brands – helping CIOs, VPs and cirectors of IT to understand, assess and act around the telecommunications and IT needs of their respective organizations.

As part of the ARG portfolio, the national technology advisor is set to scale rapidly under Carreno’s leadership as part of the ARG team, and with the support of the firm’s proven platforms, methodologies and resources.

“Incubating and scaling new agencies remains a key component of ARG’s three-pronged growth strategy, which includes identifying additional acquisition targets and investment opportunities, expanding our relationships with our existing customers helping them make thoughtful technology decisions, as well as attracting new clients nationwide with our innovative business development efforts,” said ARG’s CRO Mike Shonholz.

“NextWave Technology Advisors is a prime example of the high-performing, high-potential firms we’re targeting as part of our growth strategy in 2021, and beyond,” said Greg Praske, co-founder and CEO, ARG. “Add to the mix the leadership strength we gain in appointing Adam Carreno to our executive bench and this acquisition is a homerun for everyone involved – NextWave, ARG and our customers.”

Considering the increasing demand for technology and need for more robust managed IT security practices, Praske is advocating for telecom agents and MSPs to grow their businesses, along with their expertise and services through a partnership with ARG.

“Now is the time for today’s trusted IT advisors to think bigger and grow stronger,” Praske said. “By teaming with ARG, channel partners can scale their success, increase their profitability and deliver an exceptional associate and customer experience worth sharing with others.”

Prior to founding NextWave Technology Advisors in 2020, Carreno served as the Cloud and Technology Specialist for CDW. His career at CDW spanned a decade and placed him at the center of influence for many multi-million-dollar IT decisions being made by CISOs, CIOs, VPs and Directors of IT. After a successful first year in business during an unprecedented time in the world’s history, Carreno aspired to scale his business by joining forces with ARG.