UPSTACK Acquires Technology Advisory Firm Signal Technology Group

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Managing Partner Rob Wuest to Join Fast-Growing Platform as a Partner

NEW YORK – April 13, 2023 – UPSTACK, the fastest-growing advisory platform for digital infrastructure, announced today that it acquired RYSE Communications LLC (dba Signal Technology Group), an independent technology advisory firm based in Utica, New York. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

As part of UPSTACK’s investment, Signal Technology Group’s Founder and CEO Rob Wuest will join UPSTACK as Partner.

Founded in 2000, Signal Technology Group delivers cloud, internet, communications, network and security solutions to small and midmarket enterprises worldwide. The company acts as a client advocate, offering a comprehensive suite of technology services along with expense management, roadmap planning and ongoing stewardship.

“Rob Wuest built Signal Technology Group over more than 20 years by giving customers access to technology services on their terms,” said UPSTACK Founder and CEO Christopher Trapp. “Customer advocacy is a value that we share. I could not be more pleased to welcome Rob to the UPSTACK Team.”

Wuest launched Signal Technology Group after spending more than a decade working for big brands like AT&T, Verizon and Nortel Networks. When Nortel closed its doors in 2000, Wuest took his six-month severance check, Rolodex of customer relationships and became an agent selling competitive local phone services, which was a growing market at the time.

“I decided to give it six months. It’s been 23 years,” said Wuest, noting that the stop-gap opportunity turned into a decades-long passion for helping businesses source and manage the technology services they need. “As the trusted advisor, we make recommendations that benefit our clients’ businesses, so they get the solutions they need at a fair price.”

Over the years, Signal Technology Group’s customer base grew steadily along with its services portfolio, which now includes a range of solutions, such as unified communications, contact center, cloud computing, telecom expense management, internet and security.

To continue and accelerate the company’s growth trajectory, Wuest began to look for investment. Most suitors offered to buy the business outright, but only UPSTACK wanted Wuest to continue working with Signal Technology Group’s longtime customers and to help grow the business.

“By partnering with UPSTACK, I can offload the day-to-day of running a business, so I can spend more time advising business customers,” said Wuest. “I also can offer customers access to top-notch support and specialists across a range of solutions, so they can leverage the latest technologies to be more competitive.”

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About Signal Technology Group

For more than 20 years, Signal Technology Group has partnered with businesses of all sizes to address their evolving needs for cloud, internet, communications, network and security solutions. Our extensive technology experience and expertise guide technology strategy for small and midmarket enterprises across North America and worldwide. We vet every provider for reliability and cost-effectiveness, but what truly sets Signal apart is the lifecycle support we provide to our clients at every stage. From solution design to contract negotiation and management to implementation and project management to service and billing escalations, our trusted advisers are there every step of the way. For more information, visit


Launched in 2017 in New York, N.Y., UPSTACK is transforming the way digital infrastructure is sourced and sold. Through a powerful combination of the industry’s leading advisory partners, advanced technology and dedicated customer experience resources, UPSTACK uses actionable business intelligence to architect and source customized technology solutions for businesses of all sizes. With UPSTACK, businesses of all sizes streamline IT architecture, procurement and ongoing management by tapping into a single source for mission-critical technology advisory services. UPSTACK’s expertise includes colocation and data center, network connectivity, SD-WAN, unified communications, cloud contact center, private and public cloud, security, mobile, business continuity and IoT. For more information, visit us at

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