Custom Computer Specialists Gets Major Investment

Custom Computer Specialists will use the new capital and partnership to expand its technology offerings and services

Allison Francis

February 10, 2022

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Custom Computer Specialists (CCS) just got a significant investment from Columbia River Partners (CRP). Columbia is a lower middle-market private equity firm that focuses on control-oriented investments in the business services, industrials and IT services sectors. 

CCS was represented by martinwolf, the M&A advisory firm serving the midmarket IT industry. Neither Custom Computer Specialists nor Columbia made the price tag public. This investment marks martinwolf’s 24th transaction in the past 14 months.

Headquartered in Hauppauge, New York,, with offices in Rhode Island and New Jersey, Custom Computer Specialists will expand in the Northeast. The company will use the new capital and partnership to expand its technology offerings. Specifically, this will apply to the education, health care and Northeast commercial markets. The partnership allows Custom Computer Specialists to take advantage of the expanding Chromebook market through CRP’s relationship with CTL. For context, CTL is a custom designer and distributor of Chromebooks in the K-12 market. 

Offerings in K-12


CCS’ Gregory Galdi

“The pandemic has changed the dynamic in today’s schools,” said Gregory Galdi, president and CEO of Custom Computer Specialists. “[This has challenged] the way our K-12 students learn and are taught. The decision to partner with CRP is one that myself and my leadership team feel will provide us with the resources and expertise necessary to expand our staff to go deeper and wider with our offerings in K-12.”

“Under Greg’s leadership, Custom grew to become a market leader in providing and designing technology solutions and services to the education, health care and commercial markets in the Northeast,” said Pooneet Goel, partner at Columbia River Partners. “We look forward to partnering with Greg and the Custom team to build on that foundation and execute on opportunities, such as new product endpoints in the K12 space.” 

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Allison Francis

Allison Francis is a writer, public relations and marketing communications professional with experience working with clients in industries such as business technology, telecommunications, health care, education, the trade show and meetings industry, travel/tourism, hospitality, consumer packaged goods and food/beverage. She specializes in working with B2B technology companies involved in hyperconverged infrastructure, managed IT services, business process outsourcing, cloud management and customer experience technologies. Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing from Drake University. An Iowa native, she resides in Denver, Colorado.

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