Parallel Technologies, Inc. was co-founded by Marty Jacobs and Joe Redman in 1983. Each partner has over 35 years of experience in the telecommunications field. Both were executives at Sprint Corporation before starting Parallel Technologies.
The company’s original focus was selling and servicing telephone system to the small to medium business market in central Ohio.
In the late 1980’s, the company began to expand into the data arena; offering structured cabling design and installation as well as data network design and implementation. In the early 1990’s, Parallel became a Comdial Distributor, selling both Hybrid and PBX telephone systems. By 1998 Parallel was Comdial’s largest dealer in the United States.
In 1998, Parallel opened their Cincinnati office. The company has since expanded their focus to include the sale of network services, video conferencing and a complete line of routers.
In 2002, Parallel became an authorized partner for NEC and was named one of their top 25 dealers by 2005.
Parallel became a ShoreTel partner in May of 2006, selling and servicing ShoreTel’s VoIP telephony products. The company has received ShoreTel’s “Circle of Excellence” award for providing world-class customer service numerous times since beginning this partnership. This prestigious award is dedicated annually to ShoreTel’s Top Ten Partners in the world. Parallel’s most recent honor was in December of 2014.
Today, Parallel serves over 4,000 customers in central and southeastern Ohio and northern Kentucky, with national-level account customers throughout the United States.
In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, Columbus Business First named the company one of Central Ohio’s Top Ten “Best Places to Work”. They were also named one of the greater Cincinnati Best Places to Work by the Cincinnati Business Courier.
Parallel Technologies is the largest privately held provider of converged voice and data communications systems in the Midwest.