After three years in a business development role at tech firm 2K Networking Inc., Josh Hinkle has become the firm’s new owner and CEO.
It’s a goal he said he has worked toward for more than a decade but that became a reality as of Jan. 1.
Hinkle takes over for 2K Networking’s former owner and CEO Glenn Pepo, who will remain on board as a consultant. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 2000, 2K Networking is based in Lemoyne and employs 20 people. It specializes in end-to-end technology support for midsized companies.
Hinkle said he sees a growing focus among small and midsized companies on technology that aligns as closely as possible with their business strategies and that incorporates security.
Smaller companies have not typically focused on IT strategy or security. But, Hinkle said: “I see that changing pretty drastically across the board but businesses don’t know where to start.”
For 2K Networking, potential growth areas include business intelligence services, data center services and chief information security officer services.
Hinkle joined 2K Networking in 2014 as director of business development and strategic initiatives. Before that he held a variety of tech-related roles in Central Pennsylvania, including chairman of Adams County Connected, an initiative to improve internet access in the county, and COO for York-based Healthcare System Connections.