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KSM Consulting Acquires Connect Think to Expand Business Applications Practice

INDIANAPOLIS (June 20, 2019) — KSM Consulting (“KSMC”), a leading consulting firm specializing in technology, data analytics, and management consulting, announced today that it has acquired Indianapolis app development company Connect Think to expand KSMC’s growing business applications practice. In addition, KSMC has promoted Ryan Achterberg to Director of Applications to lead the business unit.

“Our clients have been expressing a need for increased support, expansion, and optimization of their applications,” said Mark Caswell, CEO of KSM Consulting. “Traditionally, we have directly offered software strategy, assessment, and selection services, but have partnered for app development and complex integration projects. Bringing on the Connect Think team allows us to fulfill all application needs for our clients.”

Eight former Connect Think founders and employees have joined the KSMC team under Achterberg’s leadership as a result of the acquisition. KSMC’s business applications practice will service Connect Think’s clients and complete existing development projects. In addition, KSMC plans to hire up to eight additional employees to support the growing client need for application development, integration, and management.

Achterberg, a Microsoft Certified System Expert, was the second employee to join KSMC in 2010 as a senior consultant. Achterberg’s experience spans technology advisory and assessments, software implementations, network design and implementation, and cloud solutions such as Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.

In April 2019, KSMC announced that Renovus Capital Partners had acquired a majority stake in the company and that it planned to hire 30 out of its Indianapolis headquarters to support future growth. KSMC has already welcomed 42 new employees in 2019 and currently has 22 open positions including roles in applications, technology, data analytics, and project management.

About KSM Consulting

Indianapolis-based KSM Consulting, LLC is a technology, data, and management consulting firm. KSMC works in both the public and private sectors across all industries to help clients fulfill their missions, meet their goals, and solve their toughest challenges. Employees embody KSMC Values of Client Focus, Fearless Problem Solving, Empathy, and Deep Expertise while working to fulfill the mission of “helping our clients, coworkers, and communities thrive.” The firm serves clients nationally from its headquarters in Indianapolis. For more information, visit