Managed Services

Evergreen Unifies MSP Businesses Under Lyra, Promotes Execs

Evergreen Services Group, the private equity owned family of managed IT services and software companies, is unifying its MSP business units and promoting two executives. But don't worry, the company says it remains committed to its decentralized approach where each MSP retains its brand and is independently run by its leadership team.

First, the business unit changes. Evergreen has operated its managed IT services businesses under three different umbrella groups – Westwood Technology Group, Lyra Technology Group and Helix Technology Partners. These groups of MSP businesses operated in different North America geographies. Now these three groups will be unified under the Lyra Technology Group brand under the leadership of Elliot Hyman. Yet, as always, each MSP will retain its own autonomy.

Executive Promotions

But that streamlining of umbrella brands isn’t the only news coming out of Evergreen. With two business units coming under the Lyra umbrella, the two leaders of Westwood and Helix were available for new opportunities.

Tim Burke has been promoted to the role of partner, leading operations within Evergreen. He formerly served as the CEO of Helix Technology Partners, one of Evergreen’s regional MSP groups that is becoming part of Lyra now.

“I am honored and excited to take on this new role as partner within Evergreen,” he said. “These changes are a testament to the strong results, dedication, and hard work of our entire team at Helix over the years. I feel incredibly fortunate to have such a phenomenal group of leaders to partner with in this next chapter of our journey.”

Evergreen said in a statement that Burke has “consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and contributed significantly to the ongoing success of Evergreen.”

DJ Dorff has been promoted to spearhead the launch of a new unspecified industry vertical within Evergreen. Dorff formerly served as CEO of Westwood, now part of Lyra.

“While operating and growing a business is fulfilling in its own right, the best part of Evergreen is the people,” Dorff said. “I consider myself fortunate to be part of the Evergreen team and could not be more thrilled for the opportunity to build a new industry vertical alongside so many people that I appreciate and respect.”

Evergreen said in a statement that Dorff’s new appointment reflects its confidence in his ability “to drive innovation and explore new avenues for growth. We believe this strategic expansion will contribute to the overall success and diversification of Evergreen into additional verticals in the future.”

Lyra’s leader Elliott Hyman, commented on the contributions of Burke and Dorff:

“Tim and DJ are exceptionally talented executives. It has been an honor to work alongside them, and learn from them, over the past six years. I look forward to continuing to collaborate with them in their new roles with Evergreen. I, and my teammates at Lyra Technology Group, are grateful for the trust that has been placed in us to serve as stewards to the entirety of Evergreen’s MSP business and its over 3,000 employees across the globe, in this next chapter.”

Jessica C. Davis

Jessica C. Davis has spent a career as a journalist and editor covering the business of technology including chips, software, the cloud, AI, and cybersecurity. She previously served as editor in chief of Channel Insider and later of MSP Mentor (now part of Channel Futures). She was a key editor in the original MSP 501 list. She now serves as editorial director for CyberRisk Alliance’s channel brands, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E.