LEADWAVE Technologies has just celebrated ten years in business. A lot has changed in the IT field since they opened, and yet, for co-owner Mat Berube, some things remain the same. “From the beginning, we have really focused on small business. They can’t justify the cost of an entire IT department. We always wanted to bring them the same level of IT support and technology that the multi-million-dollar company has.”
Berube previously owned his own IT company before joining a local IT franchise, where he met LEADWAVE co-owner Aaron Weir. “I worked with that organization for two years and it was a great opportunity to be part of a larger team. However, their client base was almost entirely residential clients. I continued to bring in my own business clients. Aaron also had a number of business clients and we decided that we should start our own business.” On September 1, 2006 they started LEADWAVE. “Before LEADWAVE was around a lot of our clients went to London or Toronto for their IT because they didn’t know that there was the skill set or knowledge base here,” Berube explains.