TxMQ History

TxMQ began its life in Toronto, Ontario Canada

August 1, 1979

TxMQ began its life in Toronto, Ontario Canada in 1979.   Geoff Fridd and Laurie Kochen, having retired from IBM, began supporting IBM’s large mainframe customers, in much the way that they did during their IBM years.

TxMQ, Inc was formed in the US

September 1, 1999

We are now headquartered in the United States to continue this mission of supporting large IBM customers.

Current leadership took over

December 1, 2000

In 2000, the current leadership joined the company, and expanded this mission to include support for customers of all sizes, regardless of their technology platform.   This included the addition of a staffing division to help our customers personnel needs, and the expansion of the company’s reach across the United States.

Present Day

August 16, 2016

Today, TxMQ supports mid-market, and Global 2000 companies, who expand and increase their competitive advantage by leveraging our thought leadership and technical expertise. We invite you to learn more about us on these pages, and reach out for a no obligation consultation on how we can help your company realize continued success, plan for a merger or consolidation, or just better connect with your consumers.


We support companies across industries, though we have particular depth in the following areas:

At a high level, what do we do?

TxMQ has multiple operating units. These include staffing of both permanent employees for our customers, as well as non-permanent or ‘staff aug’ assistance for contract needs.

Our consulting group provides both strategic consulting for our customers, as well as solutioning capabilities when companies have a specific ‘end state’ in mind that they must work towards.


Software Support

We help customers who need support for current our outdated versions of software


DataPower, MQ, WAS

If you, like most shops, have older DataPower boxes, older versions of MQ or WAS that are out of support, we can help you.


"Cloud", Integration, IIB

We can help you evaluate and execute projects to move to cloud.


Support Staff

If your offshore team is causing you stress, we have the tools and resources to help with that.

We Provide Best Practices Consulting in the following areas:


Project Management and PMO Consulting

Application and integration security

Enterprise messaging and integration

Systems integration

Social media advisement and integration

Application performance and tuning

Software Asset Management

Strategic sourcing

TxMQ Leadership

About Chuck

Chuck joined TxMQ in 2000. He was initially hired by the company founders to lead a newly formed division of the business. Within a few years, he 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.

About Miles

Miles joined TxMQ in 2011 with a strong background in business development, account management and IT solutions/talent identification. His personal approach to every account have made him invaluable to the TxMQ team, where he sits as the VP of Services & Support.

About Cindy

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

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