Meet the Pine Grove

The Pine Grove is a vibrant community of premier ERP and business application companies, each excelling in their respective fields and markets. Our companies benefit from Pine’s strategic support, collaborative environment, and commitment to preserving their unique legacies while driving sustainable growth.

Alliance Solutions Group is a premier Sage partner, specializing in ERP solutions for the construction and real estate industries. Founded in 2005, Alliance has pioneered a unique consulting-as-a-service model, ‘Alliance Connects,’ which sets the standard for customer service and industry innovation.

Mike Griffith | LinkedIn
Mike Griffith founded Alliance Solutions Group in 2005, leading it to become a top Sage partner in the construction and real estate space. His innovative consulting-as-a-service offering, “Alliance Connects,” sets a high industry standard.

i-Tech Support is an IT solutions provider specializing in managed services, ERP implementation, and IT consulting. Leveraging a ‘People First’ philosophy, i-Tech Support combines technical expertise with strategic business insights to deliver innovative solutions that drive client success.

Armando Huerta | LinkedIn
Armando Huerta leads ERP and IT MSP verticals at i-Tech, promoting a ‘People First’ philosophy. With a strong engineering background and an MBA, his expertise spans technical sales, procurement, and supply chain management.

Alta Vista Technology is an award-winning ERP consulting firm specializing in Microsoft Dynamics, Sage Intacct, and Dynamics GP. With over 20 years of experience and a customer-centric approach, Alta Vista delivers tailored solutions that enhance business performance and efficiency.

Scott Jackson | LinkedIn
Scott Jackson, President of Alta Vista Technology, has over 20 years of experience with more than 500 ERP implementations. He is instrumental in developing the ClearPath Methodology for successful ERP implementations and is active in educating the next generation of consultants.

Strategic Information Group is a leading provider of QAD Enterprise Applications, with a strong focus on Life Sciences, Automotive, and Industrial sectors. With over 30 years of experience, Strategic offers expert consulting, implementation, and support to enhance enterprise efficiency and effectiveness.

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Suzy Reno, President and CEO of Strategic Information Group, brings over 30 years of experience in audit, financial management, and supply chain management. She has a strong focus on QAD Enterprise Applications in Life Sciences, Automotive, and Industrial sectors.

Solution Systems, Inc. is a premier Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider, specializing in Dynamics 365 Business Central. With over 20 years of industry experience, Solution Systems delivers customized solutions that meet clients’ unique business needs and drive operational success.

Ken Sebahar | LinkedIn
Ken Sebahar is the CEO of Solution Systems, Inc., specializing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central with over 20 years of experience. He co-hosts the podcast “A Shot of Business Central and a Beer” and has led numerous Dynamics NAV implementation projects.

Western Computer is a leading Microsoft ERP partner, providing comprehensive implementation and support for Dynamics 365, NAV, and AX. With a commitment to excellence and a customer-first approach, Western Computer delivers tailored solutions to drive business growth and operational efficiency.

Kristen Sage | LinkedIn
Kristen Sage, CEO of Western Computer since July 2023, has a diverse background in consulting, operations management, and private equity. She is known for her humor, passion for work, and dedication to Microsoft’s AI technology.

KES Systems Solutions is a full-service NetSuite consulting and product solutions provider. Since 2017, KES has focused on delivering comprehensive ERP support, software development, and project management services, fostering long-term client partnerships under the motto ‘Solutions For Today. Partners For Life.’

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Glenn Hofmann is the Managing Director at KES Systems Solutions, guiding the firm towards NetSuite-centric consulting since 2017. With 30 years of experience, Glenn is committed to client satisfaction and long-term partnerships.

Digitek Solutions offers comprehensive ERP and IT services, specializing in Sage and Acumatica solutions. Known for its commitment to customer success, Digitek provides expert consulting, implementation, and support to optimize business operations and drive growth.

Scott Jackson | LinkedIn
Scott Jackson, Managing Director of Digitek Solutions, has over 20 years of experience with more than 500 ERP implementations. He is instrumental in developing the ClearPath Methodology for successful ERP implementations and is active in educating the next generation of consultants.

Third Wave Business Systems is a leading ERP provider with a focus on innovative solutions and proprietary product development. With over 30 years of experience, Third Wave enhances business processes and drives growth through strategic advisory and advanced ERP implementations.

Chris Milan | LinkedIn
Chris Milan is the CEO of Third Wave Business Systems, bringing over 30 years of ERP industry experience. He focuses on growth and innovation by enhancing ERP solutions with proprietary product development.


At Pine, we are meticulous in our selection process, ensuring each company aligns with our vision for growth and decentralization. Our criteria include:

Financial Performance: Strong EBITDA and consistent revenue growth.

Market Leadership: Companies recognized as leaders in their industry, with strong customer relationships and high satisfaction.

Cultural Alignment: Association with Pine’s values and a collaborative spirit.

Strategic Fit: Complementary offerings that align with, or enhance, our portfolio of products and services.


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    Initial Assessment:
    We conduct a comprehensive review of the company’s financials, market position, and cultural fit.

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    Due Diligence:
    Detailed due diligence to understand the company’s operations, financial health, and growth potential.
  • 3
    Onboarding Preparation:
    Collaborative planning to ensure a seamless transition from previous ownership to Pine.
  • 4
    Growth Partnership:
    Ongoing collaboration to achieve the best business outcomes for you and your team.

Contact Us To Join The Pine Grove

Interested in joining a community of leading ERP and business application companies?
Contact Katie Maley, our M&A Lead, to learn more about how your company can thrive within Pine.

Katie Maley, M&A Lead | e: | p: (412) 508-1463

News from Our Grove

Stay informed with the latest updates, achievements, and innovations from our companies. Our portfolio is continually evolving, with companies launching new products, expanding their services, and entering new markets.

  • Solution Systems, Inc. joins Evergreen’s ERP branch, Pine Services Group

    This acquisition marks another milestone in Pine's mission to scale within the Microsoft Dynamics Channel SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Evergreen, a family of leading managed IT services and software companies, today announced its acquisition of Solution Systems, Inc. (SSI), a Microsoft Gold partner. The company will continue to operate independently under Evergreen's forever hold model but will have access to a wider array of resources. Established in 1979 by brothers David and...

Our Testimonials

Discover the success stories and experiences of our companies. Listen to our partners and previous business owners share their journeys of growth and collaboration with Pine, highlighting the benefits of being part of our dynamic community.

“After starting and growing SSI some 45 years ago, we thought it might be time for retirement, but making the transition was a little scary. We wanted to keep the legacy of what we, along with our family of employees, have built. After doing our due diligence we decided on Evergreen. They promised to continue to run our business as it had been run and to keep in place the infrastructure we developed over the years. We felt comfortable that our employees and customers would be treated the same way we have for over four decades. Leaving is bittersweet. but we know we made the right decision with Evergreen
David & Stu Zirin, Presidents & Founders of Solutions Systems
“We are committed to continuing to build long-term relationships with clients and helping them get the most out of their NetSuite investment,” said Glenn Hofmann, managing director of KES. “Evergreen can provide us with strategic planning and financial management resources to help us identify additional product development opportunities and execute our growth plans.”
“As a business founder contemplating retirement, I was exploring options on how to retire while protecting the legacy of the business,” said Mike Augello, i-Tech’s current CEO. “Evergreen’s unique business model provides a permanent home for our business, seamless continuity for our valued customers, and continued growth opportunities for our team members.”
“We are very excited to join the Evergreen family,” said Mike Griffith, Managing Partner of Alliance. “Evergreen has a proven strategy of providing investment and leadership to help support companies similar to Alliance that are in a strong growth position.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Evergreen and our sister companies in Pine Services Group to provide world class enterprise solutions and services. Evergreen’s approach of being a forever home for its companies is a perfect fit for the family first culture of Strategic. With this new foundation in place, I am excited to continue Strategic’s legacy of growth, entering new markets, bringing new solutions into our ecosystem, and providing a broader array of services to our customers.”
Suzy Reno, , Strategic Information Group’s CEO and President
“I enjoyed Evergreen’s strategy of ‘buy and hold’, business model to buy businesses and hold them indefinitely. “This was truly a long-term partnership, not a typical roll up deal where you’d lose your culture and they’d quickly sell the company off. Evergreen gave us the opportunity to keep our culture intact, while building the company. I grew to trust Evergreen over time because of their actions, including putting commitments described in the courting process in writing.”
Scott Jackson, CEO of Alta Vista
“Joining Evergreen Services Group opens new opportunities for Western Computer to further build our legacy. With their support, we plan to expand our offerings and scale our operations to further our growth. Our partnership ensures that we have the resources, guidance and backing necessary to attract top talent and maintain our position as a leader in the industry.”
Tom Bardos, CEO of Western Computer