Technekes acquires stake in Xceleration

Relocates to accommodate growth

Jul 01, 2015, 11:43 ET from Technekes, LLC

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Technekes, LLC has taken a large minority interest in its long-time partner, Xceleration, Inc., and, to accommodate expanded staff and services, has relocated its headquarter offices to the historic Grinnell Water Works building.

As part of the move, Xceleration, a leading provider of incentive and recognition solutions throughout North America, will also relocate its headquarters to Charlotte, while retaining offices in Atlanta, and opening a new office New York. 

"We've worked hand in glove with Xceleration for years," says Steve Amedio, Technekes' president and COO. "Our missions are the same – helping clients maximize sales and marketing efforts."

As part of the deal, the two companies have taken a majority interest in Gravy, an innovative iOS and web-based application aimed at business and consumer gifting.  Xceleration's president and COO, Ben Levenbaum, says, "This is an incredibly exciting time. Our clients will clearly benefit from Technekes' business intelligence and marketing solutions, not to mention our combined ability to bring innovative products and services to market."

"With over 30,000 square feet in our new space, we finally have the opportunity to base our large-scale call center operations to Charlotte," said Amedio. "Combined with our growing network of home-based associates, we'll operate in over 30 states -- not to mention Canada."

Together, Technekes and Xceleration will occupy the Grinnell Water Works building, a registered national historic building, at the corner of W. Morehead Street and Summit Avenue, in the heart of Midtown.

Technekes: A technology-driven B2B marketing company providing demand generation, marketing and sales technologies, teleservices, and incentive solutions, Technekes delivers measurable and profitable growth for agriculture, healthcare and manufacturing companies throughout North America .

Xceleration: An industry-leading provider of incentive and recognition solutions, Xceleration helps a diverse client base of public and private corporations drive employee, dealer and customer performance. 

Gravy: A new gift-giving app for busy professionals, Gravy allows users to choose and send carefully selected gifts to colleagues, co-workers and friends, even in the absence of a physical mailing address.


SOURCE Technekes, LLC