At Our Core: Integrity

Our team is comprised of passionate, thoughtful, and highly skilled professionals who have industry and domain expertise.

We're inspired by what you have sacrificed to build your company. And we stay true to our ethics.  Far too many firms take advantage of companies that believe they are ready to sell; while in all actuality, some businesses won't command the highest potential value in today's market. 

Our logic is simple: Success is rooted in establishing relationships with clients, learning their business, understanding the current marketplace, and determining if they’re ready to be sold before launching campaigns.

We talk to potential sellers every day in the mid-market IT industry. We are selective. And we never on-board more than four sellers per month. 

Tim Mueller, Chief Executive Officer

Tim Mueller, Chief Executive Officer

Tim Mueller, CEO/Shareholder

Tim leads all strategic growth initiatives and operations for IT ExchangeNet. Prior, he was a principal with martinwolf, one of world's leading IT advisory firms.

From 2005 - 2011, Tim was CEO of Phylogy, a Silicon Valley tech startup offering groundbreaking broadband technology to telephone carriers around the world. By 2010, Phylogy was ranked 243rd on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in the United States. The company was acquired by Actelis Networks in March 2011.

In the early 90s, Tim capitalized on the Internet's growing commercial applications as co-founder and CEO of Vantage One Communications, where he and his team accomplished numerous "firsts" by uniting non-linear communications with the untapped muscle of the worldwide web. While at Vantage One, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by USA TODAY / NASDAQ / Ernst & Young and received the Pillar Award for community service from the Small Business Network. After expanding his firm nationally, martinwolf sold Vantage One in November 1999.

In between Vantage One and Phylogy, Tim turned to public service as Cleveland, Ohio's Deputy Mayor / Chief Development Officer, leading initiatives in city planning, building and housing, and economic development that resulted in over $1 billion of development throughout the region. A life-long musician, Tim serves on the Boards of the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame & Museum (where he Chairs its Technology Committee), DigitalC (a civic tech collaboration in Northeast Ohio), and Union Home Mortgage.

He holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton.

“Within two months of engaging IT ExchangeNet, we closed the sale of our Staffing Division — and were very pleased with the outcome. My colleagues and I believe in this platform, and have witnessed how incredibly efficient it is to buy and sell smaller, mid-market IT-enabled businesses.”
— Greg Chandler, CFO, Emtec