Chesapeake Systems Acquires StorExcel

April 23rd, 2020

BALTIMORE (April 23, 2020) – Chesapeake Systems has acquired StorExcel, a premier systems integrator serving the Rocky Mountain region and U.S. Federal Government, effective today. The acquisition joins the mutual strengths of the trusted media technology providers, extending their ability to offer turnkey asset management solutions and support. The combination of companies expands Chesapeake System’s services in the media and entertainment and government markets.
The union integrates StorExcel team members from bases in Colorado and Virginia with the existing Chesapeake teams (located in Baltimore, New York, Los Angeles, DC-metro), strengthening core competencies and service offerings. The two companies pride themselves on being consultative in nature and adding value to the highly complex decision-making process involved with asset management and media workflow design and implementation.
“Chesapeake Systems and StorExcel have substantial synergies that make this acquisition a win-win for both companies and, importantly, will drive value to our partners and customers.” said Jason Paquin, CEO of Chesapeake Systems. “StorExcel brings a strong regional market presence to the fold at Chesapeake and builds on our services to the government sector.”

Jason Paquin Lance Hukill Chesapeake Systems(L-R) Jason Paquin and Lance Hukill of Chesapeake Systems

StorExcel was founded in Denver, Colorado, in 2013 by Lance Hukill, along with a core team of sales and technical experts. Embracing digital media technology from its inception, the company has grown to be an industry leader in media asset management and storage platform integration for post production, broadcast, sports, churches, and the U.S. government.
Mr. Hukill, who now serves as VP of Sales for Chesapeake, notes that the combined entity is the perfect partnership to extend and scale the reputable expertise of both organizations. “This acquisition provides a huge opportunity for us to access new vertical and geographic markets, new products, and new offices while maintaining our core brand culture that our customers know and love.”
“Together, we strengthen all cross functions of our teams from sales to solution architecture as well as support and delivery services,” concluded Paquin.  “This is an exciting growth step for Chesapeake Systems, especially as we navigate the new future for our customers who are pivoting to accommodate a forever-changed business environment.”
About Chesapeake Systems
Established in 1990, Chesapeake Systems is a full-service provider of technology systems and solutions that specializes in optimizing media workflows from creation to distribution and preservation. Chesapeake’s expert architects design pioneering asset management solutions that enable creative teams and drive efficiencies in IT, all backed by steadfast customer support. Dedicated to building long-term relationships as trusted partners, Chesapeake offers a rare level of passion and understanding in the design, development, deployment and maintenance of secure, high-performance media asset management solutions (MAM/DAM/PAM); storage, backup and archival systems; workflow automation; cloud platforms; media transcoding and delivery; and API integration, among other services. Chesapeake Systems is headquartered in Baltimore with operations in New York, Los Angeles, DC-metro and now Denver.
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About StorExcel
StorExcel, a reseller and systems integrator, provides next-generation content management and workflow automation solutions that meet the needs of scale-out storage environments in the public and private sector markets. The company helps clients reduce their operational costs while accelerating innovation of their business and mission-critical information. StorExcel provides cost-optimized strategies, solutions, and services to complement current operations with future extensibility and scalability for its clients.

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