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Impact Group Names Joe Simon President/COO

CEO Jeff O’Donnell to devote efforts to client strategic growth consulting

ST PAUL, MN – January 3, 2022 – Oakdale, Minnesota-based Impact Group, a global Technology and IT Consulting firm headquartered in the Twin Cities, today announced the appointment of Joe Simon as President and Chief Operating Officer of the company. CEO Jeff O’Donnell will step away from day-to-day operations in order to better leverage his deep industry knowledge on behalf of clients in the pursuit of strategic growth.

“Impact Group had the good fortune to partner with Joe Simon as a consultant for one of our larger clients a couple years back,” said O’Donnell. “Throughout this process, as we saw the depth and the breadth of Joe’s knowledge around technology service delivery and management, it became very apparent that Joe could bring a fresh look and fresh ideas to Impact Group, and really help us to disrupt this space. And the timing was perfect, as I was at the point in my own career of looking to step back from the day-to-day in favor of focusing more on value-add strategic consulting for our clients.”

Impact Group is in its fourth decade of partnering with businesses across the globe to deliver high-impact solutions for complex IT initiatives. Services provided range from IT consulting to digital and business transformation, hands-on IT infrastructure management, IT lifecycle support and more. Client size ranges from small businesses with less than ten employees to multi-national corporations employing thousands.

“I’m very excited to have this opportunity to build on the solid foundation and well-oiled machine that Jeff O’Donnell and his team have built at Impact Group over the years,” said Simon. “In the wake of COVID, the IT consulting and infrastructure space is growing fast and is poised for continued double-digit growth over the next few years. Impact Group was built on providing superior value and results for clients, and on retaining clients based on genuine relationships, being nimble and continuously adapting to change. I look forward to working with Jeff and the entire team at Impact Group to stay true to this commitment, stay true to our clients, and leverage this moment in time to take Impact Group to the next level.”

Full information on Impact Group and its range of available IT services can be found online at

About Impact Group Impact Group is a Twin Cities-based Technology and IT Consulting firm focused on delivering high impact solutions for complex IT initiatives. Our full-service organization offers wide spectrum of support, from service desk and managed services to security, management and IT consulting. Impact Group is on the web at

George Bakalov

George Bakalov

George Bakalov is Certified vCISO and the Director of Cybersecurity at IMPACT Group, a Minneapolis-based Managed IT Services Provider.