We’re TxMQ.

Your parner in the technology revolution.

 

 

 

About TxMQ


Your partner in the technology revolution.

Who are we?

Technology is constantly evolving, and today’s cutting-edge products and platforms can be obsolete tomorrow. Companies need expert support and guidance to ensure that their existing infrastructures don’t inhibit the ability to achieve their business goals. TxMQ combines the personal connection of a boutique technology integrator with the knowledge and track record of a global consultancy. We design, implement, manage and optimize core infrastructures and technologies so that our customers can focus on their core missions.

TxMQ is Born in Toronto, Ontario Canada
August 1, 1979

Our company began its life in Toronto, Ontario Canada in 1979. 

Geoff Fridd and Laurie Kochen who had recently retired from IBM, began supporting IBM’s large mainframe customers, in much the way that they did during their tenure at IBM.  This is how TxMQ was born!

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TxMQ, Inc is Formed in the US
May 16th, 1997

The US entity of TxMQ was formed to grow the business and better support the burgeoning US customer base.  In addition, the company began focusing on and building skills around IBM’s MQ Series, now known as MQ, and the WebSphere product families.

We are now headquartered in the United States, and continue the mission of supporting our customers across the globe. We remain a proud IBM Business Partner, and continue to broaden our relationships, both with well established and emerging technology providers.

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December 1, 2000

New leadership propelled business expansion to include support for customers of all sizes, and regardless of their technology platforms. TxMQ is now system agnostic, supporting a wide range of vendors and open source solutions. TxMQ active partnerships include IBM, Red Hat, Microsoft, AWS, and others as the list continues to grow.

The addition of TxMQ’s staffing division supports our customers’ personnel needs, and furthers the company’s reach across North America and overseas.  We pride ourselves on finding the best talent and utilizing them in the best way we can to make your business successful.  We can place highly qualified talent in your business, augment your staff or be your trusted managed services provider.

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Present Day
2020 and Beyond

Today, TxMQ supports mid-market and Global 2000 companies. Our customers leverage TxMQ thought leadership and technical expertise to expand and increase their competitive advantage.

We help companies on their digital transformation journeys. Learn more about us on these pages. Please reach out for a no-obligation consultation on how we can help your company realize sustained success!

Our team of architects, engineers and developers have a combined industry tenure of over 250 years. We’ve been around the block once or twice.

Experienced Seasoned Professionals

Our team of architects, engineers and developers have a combined industry tenure of over 250 years. We’ve been around the block once or twice.
Reactive service providers help put out fires. Proactive service managers prevent those fires.  We’re really great at implementing break fix solutions to put out fires, but we’re even better at preventing them. 

Proactive Delivery Service

Reactive service providers help put out fires. Proactive service managers prevent those fires.  We’re really great at implementing break fix solutions to put out fires, but we’re even better at preventing them. 
Better utilize your internal overhead to optimize cost/benefit ratio.

Optimize Your Overhead

Better utilize your internal overhead to optimize cost/benefit ratio.
The combination of high IT personnel attrition rates and overhead costs can be a severe pain point for many companies. With TxMQ, you only pay for what you need rather than employing full-time support. Our 24×7 support teams can be there for you as often or as little as you require.

Contract and Pay for Support As Needed

The combination of high IT personnel attrition rates and overhead costs can be a severe pain point for many companies. With TxMQ, you only pay for what you need rather than employing full-time support. Our 24×7 support teams can be there for you as often or as little as you require.
It's what we do all day, so we do it really well. You’ll decrease lifespan costs, and get GUARANTEED problem resolution by working with our team of highly trained, top talent.

Quick and Efficient Resolutions to Complex System Issues

It’s what we do all day, so we do it really well. You’ll decrease lifespan costs, and get GUARANTEED problem resolution by working with our team of highly trained, top talent.

TxMQ Leadership

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Chuck Fried

President

Chuck joined TxMQ in 2000. He was initially hired by the company’s founders Geoff Fridd and Laurie Kochen to lead a newly formed division of the business. Within a few years, Chuck was invited to become a partner in the company. In 2005, when the founding partners decided to retire, Chuck bought them out and became the sole owner.

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Miles Roty

Vice President

Miles joined TxMQ in 2011 with a strong background in business development, account management and IT solutions and talent identification. His hands-on personal approach to every account has made him invaluable to the TxMQ team. He is currently the VP of Services & Support.

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Cindy Gregoire

Practice Manager Middleware and Application Integration Services

Cindy has been the TxMQ Practice Manager since 2013. Cindy manages TxMQ’s team of technical consultants.  With a heavy focus on Middleware and Application Integration Services.  Cindy drives project excellence on client engagements to define, scope and negotiate service delivery excellence.

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Steve Howard

Practice Manager – Security and Risk Advisory / CISO

Steve joined TxMQ in May of 2020 and brings with him a wealth of experience in Governance, Risk and Compliance. He holds a rare body-of-knowledge in financial operations, systems engineering, IT Audit and Compliance, Fraud Management, Corporate Security and Digital Forensics. Steve also has expertise in both the private and government sectors including extensive experience in the Intelligence Community and the Medical Research Sciences.

As with most of the experts at TxMQ, Steve has a long storied history of accomplishments and holds several certifications. To be blunt it’s far too many noteworthy accomplishments to list on a single blurb. You can check out more about Steve and his experience on his LinkedIn profile.  Trust me it’s worth a read!

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Craig Drabik

Practice Manager, Disruptive Technology Group

Craig Joined TxMQ in 2017 to lead TxMQ’s Disruptive Technology Group. He brings with him over 20 years of experience as a Software Architect and Engineer. Formally educated in Computer Science, he spent many years as a technical lead, helping to build a web and mobile development agency that was eventually acquired by KPMG in 2014

Craig serves as the lead architect for all product development, and our engineering teams report to him for any needed technical guidance. Craig is also the technical mastermind behind TxMQ’s DLT Platform Aviator.

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Larry Grubbs

Director, Managed Services, Platform and Cloud

Larry joined TxMQ in 2019 and brings with him an impressive history in providing Managed Service solutions to clients. His addition to the team puts forth a renewed focus on platform and cloud technologies for the organization. Larry draws on his extensive experience and industry expertise to provide Managed Services solutions to help clients proactively manage IT Environments, enabling organizations to focus on innovation, control costs, and cultivate growth.

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