About The Purple Guys

We are on a mission to provide technology solutions and services that enrich people’s lives.

Stress-Free I.T. for Businesses

Many businesses come to The Purple Guys in search of more reliable, cost-effective I.T. support. They don’t have the expertise to manage their own infrastructure, or find it cost-prohibitive to hire an in-house I.T. department. We provide prompt, professional I.T. solutions and support, all for a predictable price.

Our expert technicians serve as an extension of your organization to deliver a suite of I.T. services that will support every aspect of your infrastructure and enable you to focus on your business. To top it off, we have a 97.5% customer approval rating, so you and your team will love working with us!

Stress-Free I.T. for Businesses

Many businesses come to The Purple Guys in search of more reliable, cost-effective I.T. support. They don’t have the expertise to manage their own infrastructure, or find it cost-prohibitive to hire an in-house I.T. department. We provide prompt, professional I.T. solutions and support, all for a predictable price.

Our expert technicians serve as an extension of your organization to deliver a suite of I.T. services that will support every aspect of your infrastructure and enable you to focus on your business. To top it off, we have a 97.5% customer approval rating, so you and your team will love working with us!

The Purple Promise

Stress-Free Pricing

Stress-Free Pricing

Partner with The Purple Guys and you won’t get any surprise charges as you do with other providers, only dedicated smiles from our team and predictable monthly rates.

Rapid Response

Rapid Response

When technical issues arise, you can rely on us for fast I.T. support. Our specialists are quick on their feet and will address your concerns with urgency.

Friendly Support

Friendly Support

We don’t just support technology; we support the people that need to use it to be successful! We fix problems with Fast, Friendly service which has earned us a 97.5% customer satisfaction rating!
Stress Free Character

Our History

1994

Enterprise Computing Services (“ECS”) is founded in Shreveport, LA by Jim Malsch, and our story begins.

1997

ECS merged with CPA giant, Heard, McElroy and Vestal, LLP, bringing aboard current CEO and owner, Kevin Cook.

2010

Jon Katz, current COO and owner, joined the ECS family as we merged with ArkLaComp, adding managed services to our offerings.

2012

ECS acquired Trusted Data Solutions, extending our competency in Cisco solutions and continuing our growth.

2020

A big milestone! ECS merged with My IT, expanding our service reach at a crucial time when clients needed us the most

2021

More big milestones with the acquisitions of The Purple Guys in Kansas City, KS and Network Technologies in Olathe, KS, establishing us as a market leader in Kansas City and the Midwest. With this, we rebranded as The Purple Guys across all office locations.

Today

Today we are a team of 150+ Purple Guys & Gals that are continuing to grow to become the nation’s leading I.T. service provider.

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Best of the Best

We rank among the top 3% of technology service providers across the globe by gross revenue.

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Team Members

Our size provides access to a wide range of technical skills and rapid response.

 

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Team Tenure
We appreciate our team members, so our average tenure is double the industry standard.
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Client Tenure

Our clients stay with us because of our expertise and friendly service!

Our Executive Team

Kevin Cook

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Cook

Chief Executive Officer

A CPA turned technology business leader who has been with our firm for over 25 years. Kevin sets our company vision and leads our continued growth.

Jon Katz

Chief Operating Officer

Jon Katz

Chief Operating Officer

A military veteran with a passion for all things technology and operations. One of the hardest working people in IT; Jon oversees our operations team.

Holly Lawrence

Chief Experience Officer

Holly Lawrence

Chief Experience Officer

A CPA with a passion for process improvement and people came to our firm to streamline operations while adding that personal touch.

Newt Higman

Chief Revenue Officer

Newt Higman

Chief Revenue Officer

A senior executive who leads the company’s go-to-market strategy, including overseeing the performance, strategy and alignment of the sales and marketing functions.

Nick LaVerde

Chief Technology Officer

Nick LaVerde

Chief Technology Officer

Nick heads up our Centralized Services team, suite of tools, and cybersecurity efforts.

Jon Schram

Market President - Kansas City

Jon Schram

Market President - Kansas City

A successful entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience leading technology services businesses. Leads our Kansas City team and our marketing efforts.

Chris Gonzales

Market President - New Orleans

Chris Gonzales

Market President - New Orleans

A senior level engineer turned leader with the technical acumen to troubleshoot and the people skills to problem-solve. Chris leads our New Orleans office, making sure that daily operations run smoothly.

Topher Haddox

VP Operations – Shreveport

Topher Haddox

VP Operations – Shreveport

A proven leader that keeps the big picture front-of-mind while directing and guiding daily operations. Topher leads our Shreveport team.

Scott Clark

VP Operations - Kansas City

Scott Clark

VP Operations - Kansas City

A proven IT leader, who has always focused on helping people. Scott helps lead the daily operations for the Kansas City team.

Matt Cortner

VP Operations - Olathe

Matt Cortner

VP Operations - Olathe

Matt thinks outside the box and provides an encompassing effort to troubleshooting problems. He enjoys being able to help clients reach resolutions through IT support!

Thinking about joining the purple team? Check out our open Purple Guy positions!

Our Executive Team

Kevin Cook

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Cook

Chief Executive Officer

A CPA turned technician and business leader, who has been with our firm for over 25 years. Kevin sets our company vision and leads our continued growth.

Jon Katz

Chief Operating Officer

Jon Katz

Chief Operating Officer

A military veteran with a passion for all things technology and operations. One of the hardest working people in IT; Jon oversees our operations team.

Holly Lawrence

Chief Experience Officer

Holly Lawrence

Chief Experience Officer

A CPA with a passion for process improvement and people came to our firm to streamline operations while adding that personal touch.

Newt Higman

Chief Revenue Officer

Newt Higman

Chief Revenue Officer

A senior executive who leads the company’s go-to-market strategy, including overseeing the performance, strategy and alignment of the sales and marketing functions.

Nick LaVerde

Chief Technology Officer

Nick LaVerde

Chief Technology Officer

Nick heads up our Centralized Services team, suite of tools, and cybersecurity efforts.

Chris Gonzales

Market President - New Orleans

Chris Gonzales

Market President - New Orleans

A CPA with a passion for process improvement and people came to our firm to streamline operations while adding that personal touch.

Topher Haddox

VP Operations – Shreveport

Topher Haddox

VP Operations – Shreveport

A proven leader that keeps the big picture front-of-mind while directing and guiding daily operations. Topher leads our Shreveport team.

Jon Schram

Market President - Kansas City

Jon Schram

Market President - Kansas City

A successful entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience leading technology services businesses. Leads our Kansas City team and our marketing efforts.

Matt Cortner

VP Operations - Olathe
Matt can think outside the box and provides an encompassing effort to troubleshooting problems. He entered the IT industry to help people, and that has not changed with his roles. Now Matt applies his problem-solving skills to a variety of issues, not just technical ones. He enjoys being able to help clients reach resolutions through IT support!

Thinking about joining the purple team? Check out our open Purple Guy positions!

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Locations serving
Kansas City & St. Louis

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Years of providing Stress-Free I.T.

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Purple Guys

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