UPSTACK’s investment is part of the company’s strategy to further expand its platform, which combines internet infrastructure advisors with proprietary software and support resources.
RDS Solutions’ Managing Partners J.R. Vernick and Darren Jones will join UPSTACK as Partners and Executive Managing Directors along with the full RDS team.
“For the last several years, RDS has operated in a league of its own. J.R. Vernick and Darren Jones have built a world-class business that is trusted by some of the most recognizable Fortune 50 global enterprises,” said Christopher Trapp, CEO of UPSTACK. “Our investment in RDS strengthens the UPSTACK platform in the enterprise sector and brings together the top two agencies in the world. The leadership team and I look forward to working closely with J.R. and Darren to drive the UPSTACK vision forward.”
RDS Solutions has grown to be one of the largest independent agents in the telecom industry. The company employs 30 people who specialize in delivering complex connectivity, cloud and data center solutions primarily to midmarket businesses and enterprises worldwide. In February 2021, technology services brokerage Intelisys named RDS Solutions its first and only Palladium Partner for achieving $5 million in monthly net customer billings.
“RDS’ growth and success can be attributed to the trust we’ve earned with our clients by always putting them first and to our team of professionals who work hard to support them. For 17 years, we’ve experienced unprecedented double-digit revenue growth year over year as we’ve expanded our capabilities to support the needs of midmarket and enterprise clients,” said Vernick (pictured above). “UPSTACK allows us to continue our growth trajectory and uphold our service standards by providing additional resources and technology so we can focus on what we do best – providing the best service experience for our customers.”
Jones added, “Securing the futures of our team members as part of an innovative company with a clear vision was a huge factor in joining UPSTACK. Happy employees are the key ingredient to the unmatched customer service experience RDS delivers. As part of UPSTACK, our team members now have opportunities to grow their careers as we scale our world-class service organization.”