ABOUT US

RKON started off as a consulting firm helping clients through complex IT change. Our primary focus was security, compliance, and infrastructure around mission-critical applications. We found that while most clients understand the basics, many struggle with complex infrastructure solutions. Hiring and retaining specialty skill sets while simultaneously keeping up with the evolution and maintenance of those solutions is difficult and costly, but with RKON's advisors, companies quickly learned how to unlock these complexities.

 

20 years ago, our clients started asking us to take over IT solutions and management. Those same clients recognized that we could efficiently and effectively manage their IT, enabling them to focus on their primary business and create value. Happily, we found that once we managed the complex stuff, the rest was easy.

- JEFF MULLARKEY, CEO

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Founded in 1998 in Chicago, RKON has grown to become one of the nation’s leading IT transformation service providers. In 2014, RKON was recognized in Inc. Magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies, and we continue to evolve as an elite team of experts working in RKON cloud, emerging and advanced technologies, and professional services for the Fortune 2000.  

RKON has developed a comprehensive knowledge-base, effective operational methodologies, and best practices based on our experience working with hundreds of IT departments at enterprise organizations. Today, we leverage this experience to help our customers achieve operational excellence at low costs.

Our business relationships are rooted in our passion, integrity, and commitment to finding the most innovative, best-possible IT solutions for our customers. These values continue to fuel our ability to solve your toughest IT challenges and partner with the industry’s top-tier providers.
 
Named by Computerworld in 2015 as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT, we also pride ourselves on fostering an environment where initiative, creative thinking, and collaboration are encouraged and rewarded—a key reason for the extraordinary level of service we deliver to our customers.

Unlocking complexity—and your potential.

Recognizing that no two companies have the same IT challenges, RKON takes a truly customized approach. We serve as trusted advisors to our customers, providing strategic guidance, technical resources, and honest assessments—whatever it takes to address their competitive challenges and long-term goals. We believe first and foremost that clear business outcomes must be considered and embraced before the right technology solution can be designed and implemented.  
 
At RKON, we relentlessly strategize, design, and deploy. We go straight to the heart of the complexity to enhance your business technology with razor-sharp thinking and a dedication you won’t find anywhere else in the industry.

 
 
 

RKON TIMELINE

1998

RKON was founded in Chicago.

2005

RKON started partnering with Private Equity firms to unlock complex IT.

2014

RKON was named one of the fastest-growing private companies.

2015

RKON was recognized as one of the best places to work in IT.

2019

RKON is now an ISO27001 certified service provider.