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K12ITC LEADERSHIP EXPANDS FOCUS, POSITIONS FOR GROWTH



KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 19, 2018) – An innovator in managed information technology services in the education sector is expanding its offering to serve communities, including municipal governments, chambers of commerce and other civic-related entities, while also establishing a parent company for its IT verticals.

Brad Sandt, founder and president of K12itc, announced the establishment of Menlo, Inc., an overarching holding company that will allow for future growth for the rapidly expanding company.

The creation of Menlo, Inc. opens the door for the launch of Civic ITC, which will provide IT infrastructure management, connectivity and maintenance for local communities, organizations, cities and counties – a sector that has long struggled to keep pace in the rapidly changing IT world.

“Our technology and our managed services will disrupt the status quo for civic-minded institutions,” Sandt said. “There’s a real need, and we’re primed to fill it. We have the vision, the technology and the formula, and now its time introduce it into a new space.”

K12itc focuses solely on schools, while Civic ITC will have the same laser focus for community-based organizations. The same technology and full-service offering that K12itc has offered schools through its product, Albert, will now be available to communities in the form of a new product, Sam. This product was exclusively designed to solve the unique challenges that can arise in the civic IT space.

“Just as Albert has done for schools and school districts, Sam will be a game changer,” Sandt said. “Eight years ago, we identified a void in IT services in the education space, and we continue to change the landscape. The next horizon is Civic. We have done our due diligence, and we’re ready for a new challenge.”

With the addition of Civic and Sam to the portfolio, Menlo, Inc. will serve as the anchor of these two separate, yet inter-linked operations.

“We are a family owned small business that is on a rapid trajectory,” Sandt said. “It’s time for us to create an organizational structure to reflect our growing family of companies.”

Sandt will serve as President of Menlo, Inc., as well as both Civic and K12itc. The name Menlo is a nod to the famous Menlo Park, which served as an inspiration to Thomas Edison’s research, and shares the same name as Albert Einstein’s famed jacket style.

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Menlo Inc. is the genius parent company of K12itc and Civic ITC. Its purpose is to create better technologies to solve problems for clients in school districts and communities, nationwide. Because when organizations spend less time on technology, they can spend more time doing the things they do best and achieving their goals.