Centroid Systems Completes Acquisition of Guardian Eagle

The recent acquisition provides Centroid additional data security technologies and expertise to enhance its end-to-end cloud transformation, consulting and managed services.

Troy, MI – June, 14, 2022

Centroid Systems, LLC (“Centroid”) has completed the acquisition of Guardian Eagle (“Guardian Eagle” or the “Company”), a consulting provider of data security headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida with experienced database professionals located remotely throughout the United States. Founded in 2003, Guardian Eagle specializes in securing customers’ data from the inside out, database security, business continuity, replication, and performance tuning.

This acquisition is part of Centroid’s strategic priority and mission to advance the growth of the business with more powerful cloud technologies. It further complements Centroid’s existing portfolio offerings and capabilities — strengthening Centroid’s market leader standing for end-to-end cloud transformation, consulting and managed services to drive secure, data-driven innovation and advance key business initiatives for our clients. Acquiring the Guardian Eagle business will also enable Centroid to serve a broader portfolio of clients across different industries within the database security businesses that require new and unconventional solutions to protect their mission-critical systems.

With the shared focus on client security innovation and the ultimate success of our people, together we will plan for a fluid integration over the next several months of Guardian Eagle’s existing team of professionals that will bring a greater level of scale, expert resources, and agile, new methodologies that will help all our clients further achieve and secure their business visions and goals.

“The Guardian Eagle group is an excellent addition to the Centroid team and will help expand our capacity and presence in the South East,” said Scott Morrell, CEO and Managing Partner of Centroid.

“Guardian Eagle’s long-tenured team of experienced database professionals and client portfolio is an excellent fit for Centroid and we are pleased to partner with them going forward,” said Trent Hickman, Managing Director at VSS and board member of Centroid.

About Centroid

Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, and founded in 1997 as an Oracle Consulting Services business, Centroid is today a provider of managed cloud services and Oracle enterprise workload consulting services across Oracle, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and Google cloud platforms. With additional U.S. locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, and New York, and a large office in Hyderabad, India for 24/7 support, the company employs roughly 200 people.

Centroid is recognized as a premier partner of Oracle for nearly 25 years and is one of Oracle’s leading cloud service providers in North America. Centroid has achieved many key milestones, including Oracle’s North American Partner of the Year for Engineered Systems, Oracle Technology, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service over the past 5 years. In addition, Gartner has recognized Centroid in 2021 and 2022 in their Market Guide for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services. For more information, please visit: https://www.centroid.com/.

About Guardian Eagle

Guardian Eagle is a Database Protection company that secures your data from the inside out. Since 2003, Guardian Eagle has been successfully protecting its client’s databases. Building its legacy expertise in databases, business continuity, replication, performance tuning, and data security which has allowed them to help customers experience less downtime, zero data loss, and have highly tuned systems that perform and scale.

In 2016 the company won the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s award for “Overall Best Place to Work”, sighting a large part of winning the award was the reflection on the team’s commitment to their Core Values. For more information, please visit: https://theguardianeagle.com/.

About VSS

VSS is a private investment firm that invests in the healthcare, business services, and education industries. Headquartered in New York, VSS provides capital for growth financing, recapitalizations, strategic acquisitions, and buyouts to lower middle market companies and management teams with the goal of building companies organically as well as through a focused add-on acquisition program. VSS makes privately negotiated investments across the capital structure and invests in situations requiring non-control or control equity, mezzanine securities, and structured equity securities. VSS has over three decades of experience, made investments in 94 portfolio companies with over 400 add-on acquisitions, and manages $4 billion in aggregate committed capital across 8 funds. For more information, please visit: www.vss.com.

Contacts
Media
Rebecca Portela
Vice President Marketing
Centroid Systems, Inc.
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Kelly Holman
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