CHICAGO (August 24, 2018) – HigherGround Managed Services (HigherGround), one of Chicagoland’s leading full-service IT and consulting firms, today announced the addition of Jerry Seyffert as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the company’s move to a new office space.
Seyffert, a Chicago-native, has close to 30 years of financial, accounting and leadership experience. Prior to joining HigherGround, Seyffert was the CFO for Erehwon Mountain Outfitter based in Arlington Heights, Ill. Seyffert helped transition Erehwon from a small family owned retailer to a premier outdoor retailer throughout the Midwest region. As CFO of Erehwon, Seyffert was responsible for all operation and financial related aspects of the company, corporate level human resources responsibilities for over 100 employees and most IT-related operations.
“The addition of Jerry to HigherGround’s leadership team will help us further our mission to be a true strategic partner that provides growth-focused IT solutions,” said Brian Brammeier, CEO of HigherGround.
In his newly appointed role as CFO of HigherGround, Seyffert will oversee the financial well-being of the organization. He will also take on the role of Director of Human Resources for the growing firm.
“I can’t think of better time to join HigherGround and couldn’t be more excited to be part of their leadership team, which has done an incredible job assembling a talented staff,” said Seyffert. “I’ve always enjoyed developing small to mid-sized companies, and I hope to have an immediate impact on optimizing HigherGround’s growth potential.”
In one of his first duties as CFO, Seyffert managed the logistics of HigherGround’s office move. HigherGround has signed into a 3-year lease agreement at 5400 Newport Drive, Unit 19 in Rolling Meadows, Ill. The new space is double the previous location’s square footage, and allows for a better working environment, both internally and with clients, with collaborative meeting spaces.
Prior to his time with Erehwon, Seyffert managed sales and programming for BASIC Computer Systems in Oakbrook, Ill. Seyffert graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Business. He is an avid outdoorsman and spends his free time hiking and camping.
About HigherGround Managed Services
HigherGround Managed Services (HigherGround), headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Ill., is a full-service IT and consulting firm that partners with owners, entrepreneurs and leaders of small to medium-sized organizations – ensuring they spend more time managing their core businesses and less time worrying about their IT infrastructures. Founded in 1998, HigherGround has 20 years’ experience and its forward-looking services include managed serviced, managed cloud, managed security, application development and fractional CIO/CTO solutions. HigherGround also provide technology logistics and relocation support.