MIS Training Institute Completes the Acquisition of LeaderQuest

April 5, 2019

Boathouse Capital is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, MIS Training Institute, has acquired LeaderQuest, a leading provider of cybersecurity and related information technology training. LeaderQuest provides training and job placement services for veterans and individuals seeking to transition to new career paths in the information technology arena. The acquisition enhances MISTI’s position in the cybersecurity and risk management-related training industry.

Established in 2006, LeaderQuest prepares aspiring cybersecurity and IT students as job-ready specialists by equipping them with the skills and certifications needed to become cybersecurity and IT professionals. The entire process occurs over the course of months, not years, and allows students to quickly begin or advance their careers in the field of cybersecurity. LeaderQuest has training campuses located in Denver, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Jacksonville and San Antonio, offering instructor-led classes both live in-person and through LQ Live, their own virtual classroom option.

The acquisition will allow MISTI to rapidly grow and expand its curriculum to better serve its existing enterprise customers by offering a greatly enhanced range of cybersecurity certification training options. Additionally, it will provide LeaderQuest with the means to accelerate the roll out of additional campuses.

“We are delighted to be adding LeaderQuest to the MISTI platform”, said MISTI’s Chief Executive Tony Keefe. “The LeaderQuest team has built a highly regarded and incredibly successful business model providing veterans and others career changers with the tools they need to enter the cybersecurity workforce, an area that is critically under resourced and in high demand.

George Cohlmia, Chief Executive of LeaderQuest said “I am excited by the opportunities created as a result of uniting with MISTI and look forward to continuing to expand our core objectives. MISTI has a strong brand and reputation in the information security training industry and offers a platform that will allow us to broaden our audience across the globe.”

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