Going Local: Integrity Technology Solutions, Inc.
“We are not just a technology business, but a people business as well,” said Mary Bennett Henrichs, President & CEO of Integrity Technology Solutions, Inc., located in Bloomington. Integrity was established in 1993 and currently has 34 employees.
Over the years, Integrity’s business has evolved with the constant changes in technology. In its nearly 25 years of operation, the company has shifted from being hardware-oriented (PC’s) to serving as a client’s IT department to having a big emphasis on cyber security.
Integrity was founded by Harlan Geiser & Ken Pierson in 1993 and Harlan became the sole owner in the late 1990’s. The company was sold over a five-year period to five employees with the transaction completed in 2015. Another division of the company, Integrity Schools, targeted the education sector. Integrity Schools was sold in 2011.
Some of the services the company provides are cyber security, tech support, cloud support, and backup consulting. Integrity offers a learning and collaboration center as well. Since opening in 1993, it has been located on Eldorado Road in Bloomington, just north of McGraw Drive.
“Most of our clients are within 75 miles of our office, with a client having 15 computer users to a few hundred” said Mary. Mary owns 67% of the stock of the company and has three other partners. Clients pay Integrity by the number of users being served, so the company has a strong sense of employee growth or loss.
Integrity believes clients choose them for three reasons. First, clients want technology done right. Second, clients do not want to hire their own employees handle technology. Third, since Integrity is an Open Book Management Company, all of its people understand business and finance.
Mary, who is originally from St. Louis, graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University and joined Integrity in 1996. Mary is also active in the local community and serves as chair of the Economic Development Council board of directors. As a cancer survivor, Mary is also proud to serve on the Community Cancer Center Board. Her interest in travel is highlighted by the world map in her office, which marks the many places she has visited.