September 26, 2023

🔒 Pewaukee-based Talus Options to be acquired by Houston IT companies agency

Pewaukee-based cybersecurity agency Talus Options, LLC has entered into an settlement to be acquired by Houston-based IT companies and consulting agency Fulcrum Expertise Options. Phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Mike Grall, president and chief government officer of Talus Options, stated each corporations will merge and be part of collectively their respective choices. The brand new mixed firm will supply complete cybersecurity and id companies to companies of all sizes and have workplaces all through Texas and the Midwest.

Talus, which has 13 workers, will function as an entirely owned subsidiary of Fulcrum.

“There’s actually no overlap in what we do,” stated Grall. “By merging the businesses, we can ship a way more complete set of cybersecurity companies, options and managed companies to our shoppers.”

Grall really based Talus with Randle Moore, Fulcrum’s chief government officer, again in 2018.

“Fulcrum and Talus have been working collectively as strategic companions since 2019. We’re like-minded corporations that each put an incredible quantity of effort into incomes our shoppers’ belief and respect,” stated Grall. “It’s a pure match to carry us each collectively to pursue our widespread imaginative and prescient.”

A current Fulcrum occasion. CEO Randle Moore is pictured at left within the again row and Talus Options CEO Mike Grall is pictured at far proper in entrance. Submitted picture.

Previous to Talus being based, Grall had a buddy who was working for a well being care group buying group known as Vizient Inc. That buddy was looking for a cybersecurity agency to work with Vizient, however was having a tough time getting bigger cybersecurity companies to contemplate working with them. It was by way of this similar buddy that Grall met Moore and the duo put collectively a cybersecurity proposal for Vizient.

“Talus was purposely constructed to ship cyber safety options and companies to the well being care market by way of our Vizient contract,” stated Grall.

Talus has shortly grown and serves well being care organizations nationwide with experience in threat evaluation, ransomware readiness, id governance and administration, menace administration, medical machine safety, and safety structure design and implementation.

Whereas Talus is extra well being care targeted, Fulcrum serves extra company shoppers, together with Exxon and Dell. Regionally, Talus works with Gundersen Well being System and ProHealth Care.

“Each the Fulcrum and Talus groups are extraordinarily gifted and have a whole lot of expertise working with international firms to well being care programs of all sizes,” stated Grall. “These people made it attainable for each our corporations to construct very spectacular lists of shoppers. I’m actually excited to see what nice issues they proceed to do for our present shoppers in addition to new shoppers sooner or later.”

Beneath the phrases of the settlement, the administration groups of each Fulcrum and Talus will proceed to function the mixed firm. The deal is predicted to shut within the second quarter of 2023.