Think|Stack celebrates 10 years
BALTIMORE, MD (August 16, 2021) — Think|Stack, a managed IT services company specializing in cloud and cybersecurity with human-centered design, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Founded by brothers, Chris and Travis Sachse, in 2011 as Horsetail Technology – the company was rebranded as Think|Stack in 2017 – the company was built with the goal to help community leaders and their teams understand how technology can support their goals while delivering seamless, enjoyable technology experiences to their people and customers.
The tech company is rooted in its core values: Passionate Rebels. Human-Centered Design. Family Trust. Entrepreneurial Spirit. Rather than building technology that focuses on the solution first, the brothers built a culture that allows them to build technology based on people, tools, and process. They look at human experiences to design a strategy to address priorities then build the technology that supports the desired human experience.
“For 10 years we were a small family business, two brothers and an amazing team of passionate rebels, helping credit unions with digital transformation and cybersecurity. We have built an incredible team around an inclusive, supportive culture right here in our hometown. As we expand across the country and grow, we are committed to maintaining our culture and hometown roots.,” states Chris Sachse, Think|Stack CEO.
In May 2021, Think|Stack became a CUSO following the $5 million investment from four organizations – CUSG, Christian Financial Credit Union, Mutual Credit Union and Liberty Savings Federal Credit Union. A credit union service organization (CUSO) is a business entity with investment from at least one federally-chartered credit union. Unlike traditional venture capital, an investment through a CUSO does not demand rapid growth of a business – rather fosters collaboration and innovation to improve services for credit union members.
As credit unions work to provide members with evolving digital experiences and data protection, the demand for cloud adoption and cybersecurity is growing. Strategic partners that can provide 24×7 cybersecurity services, help design technology, and deliver cloud expertise are important to supporting a credit union’s digital transformation journey.
While there are many vendors that provide technology support and cybersecurity services that are critical to every business, the rapid evolution of technology and innovation to solve industry-specific challenges demands vendor partners with expertise and knowledge of the industries it serves in addition to the technology itself.
“The CUSO investment was critical for our company at this milestone moment, allowing us to expand delivery of our cyber and cloud services within the credit union industry, and to grow and scale at a pace that works for our team. We are excited to look forward at our next 10 years as we help credit unions to evolve to provide their members with advanced, secure technology experiences, and take transformative action in the growth of our firm to make a difference in Baltimore and across the country as we train, hire and develop a diverse and inclusive cyber workforce,” shares Sachse.
In June, Think|Stack was named a 2021 Global Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Public Sector Partner Award winner for its secure cloud solutions for credit unions.
Think|Stack remains committed to Baltimore as it plans for its future growth. In 2015, it relocated its headquarters to Harbor Point where it occupies 4800 square feet of space. Today, it is one of the fastest growing cybersecurity firms in Baltimore with more than 30 employees. It expects to have 150+ employees by 2025.
Think|Stack is a Managed IT Services CUSO specializing in cloud and cybersecurity solutions for credit unions and non-profits. Through education and co-management, Think|Stack designs, builds, secures, automates, and optimizes technology environments taking a member-first approach and using a human lens to focus first on member struggles and strategic goals. For more information about Think|Stack, visit thinkstack.co.