(March 18th, 2024) – 5S Technologies, a full-service professional and managed services organization that focuses on Nutanix, Security Offerings, and Data Center Solutions, with a focus on specializing in day-to-day operations, as well as project optimization, has been acquired by Ark Technology Consultants, a rapidly growing consulting and technology firm.

“After speaking with multiple buyers, it was clear Ark Technology Consultants was the best fit for our employees and customers. Walter Cook, CEO of Ark Technology Consultants, and his team have a vision that aligns with our guiding principles, and I am looking forward to continuing the journey with them as VP,” said Mike Shook, Founder and CEO of 5S Technologies.

“We’re excited for the growth coming to North and South Carolina and that Mike Shook will be leading the process while helping us further develop Ark Technology Consultants,” said Cook. “Between Mike’s leadership and his team at 5S Technologies, we have broadened our Nutanix Champion partnership as well as our Security Solutions. This acquisition is strategic for Ark, and provides a larger platform for further expansion.”

About 5S Technologies

5S Technologies was founded in September 2014 by the Shook family. The Shook family has been responsible for providing integrated data center solutions since 1988 when they founded Strategic Technologies. Like STI, 5S Technologies is headquartered in Cary, NC, and our foundation is based on honesty, respect, and genuine care for others. These foundations drive a culture in our organization that demands commitment, dedication, and excellence. Together, we are dedicated to helping our customers and are committed to doing the right thing. Our core values are the foundation of how we conduct business.

About Ark Technology Consultants

Ark Technology Consultants was founded in late 2021 with the goal of building a cloud-based IT services firm that is both people-centered and client-driven. From its inception with the acquisitions of DCi Technology Solutions and VerisVisalign, and through its aggressive organic expansion, Ark has been committed to a culture of collaboration and cultivating strong relationships with clients and technology partners. With specialties in Microsoft implementation, staff augmentation, IT service management and process improvement, and our own on-site service desk and technology center, Ark provides impeccable service that surpasses client expectations. For more information, please visit www.arktci.com.

Media Contact: Courtney Boches | Phone: 267.649.8008 | Email: courtneyboches@arktci.com

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