SALEM — The 415 Group announced Tuesday the acquisition of Proactive IT Solutions, a technology firm located in Salem.

415 Group is a full-service professional firm providing information technology (IT) solutions, certified public accounting and business consultation services to clients throughout Northeast Ohio and is located at 4100 Holiday Sr. N.W., Canton.

As part of the acquisition, Andrew Gangi, owner of Proactive IT Solutions, has joined the 415 Group as an IT consultant.

A Salem resident, Gangi has more than 20 years of experience in IT with a specialization in small business consultation, sales and technical services including server support and networking.

David H. Besse, principal and director of 415 Group’s IT division, said, “The need for expert IT professionals continues to grow as more businesses see the value of outsourcing those services.

“Beyond his wealth of IT experience, Andrew brings an entrepreneurial spirit and a client-focused mindset to our team. We’re looking forward to the positive influence he’ll have on our services.”

A 1997 graduate of the New Franklin Christian Academy in Minerva, Gangi started with the 415 Group on Jan. 3.

He previously owned Go Computer in Salem but left the retail side in 2009 to focus on business IT consulting where he developed extended contacts in the Lisbon, Canfield, Boardman and Youngstown areas.

In moving to the 415 Group, Gangi said the company will be extending it reach into markets he is familiar with along with clients he has developed.

All former Proactive IT Solutions clients are currently being transitioned to 415 Group.

“This partnership presents exciting opportunities for our clients,” said Besse.

“Going forward, it will allow us to better serve our clients by offering expanded IT capabilities and support, particularly in the Salem, Boardman and Youngstown communities.”

“I am still serving them,” Gangi said, but with more resources that I have here at the 415 Group.”

His former company offered assessment of PC conditions, data backup and recovery, removal of viruses and mal-ware, repair and fixes to Windows registry, Windows 10 upgrade and ready service and on site service.

The 415 Group also offers business accounting and auditing services, tax services, Quick Book consulting, along with valuation litigation support, disputes and litigation services and

Since 1981, it’s been a full-service professional firm providing certified public accounting and business advisory services, including IT consulting and security services to a variety of clients across multiple industries. The company name uniquely reflects its industry and primary services because no date better represents the importance of making informed financial decisions than April 15th, the company said.

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