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History

In 1996, Optistar Technology Consultants was born from a very simple idea that even a small business should be able to leverage the technology and consulting expertise that only larger corporations could traditionally afford.

Optistar’s first clients were some small but highly reputable Wall Street Law firms. Mark Jordan would ride his sweet 10 speed Peugeot from his Lower East Side apartment in Manhattan to provide them with IT consulting, advice and support.

A few years later, Mark quit his high paying IT consultancy position at a large company and officially founded Optistar in February 1999.

From there Optistar quickly gained a reputation for its quality and expertise, and so we grew. After increasing our client base in New York City, things started to spread to Boston, Philly, and Denver. Then in 2007, we made the jump to Europe. Optistar continued to see growth and expansion of services and in 2016, was acquired by The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX).

By joining the family of VERTEX companies, Optistar began offering Forensic IT consulting to global projects and clients. VERTEX is employee-owned, with 100% Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) to encourage our employees to think like owners. Based on research by the National Center for Employee Ownership, ESOP companies are more productive, faster growing, more profitable, have less turnover, and generate more wealth.

Nearly 25 years later, Optistar continues to service our clients in the US and Europe with its original mission to help small and medium enterprises succeed and grow by providing the highest caliber consulting and advice, comprehensive cyber security protection, cutting edge IT solutions, and overall 5-star service and support experience.