about us —


We solve challenges with technology, and at end of the day, it’s all about amazing people.

"We treat people how we want to be treated. It sounds so simple, but sometimes it’s tough to find a partner who truly walks the talk."

Malinda Gagnon

Uprise Partners is a Maine-based technology company building value for small and medium-sized businesses through exceptional IT, cybersecurity, software engineering, and automations. Our vision is for companies of every size, in every industry, to be able to focus on the work they do – to create, innovate, and grow – bolstered by seamlessly functioning systems and applications.

 All companies deserve top-notch services – the same level of expertise, service, and support the big companies get.

That’s exactly what we provide.

We harness technology to streamline workflow, solve problems, and create space for companies to innovate, grow, and become more efficient.

We've worked with more than 60% of Fortune 500 companies, and now we love sharing that expertise with small and medium-sized businesses across the US. With decades of industry experience, we’ve pretty much seen it all. We also endeavor to be great to work with – responsive, helpful, and good humored, too.

Our Awards

It’s an honor to be recognized for our team’s expertise. See our awards.


People-first technology

We believe every small and medium-sized business deserves top-notch services

We believe every business is unique, and the solutions they need should reflect that

We believe in being human – interacting as people enables us to understand each other and our work

We believe that the best solutions are what works best for YOU

Our Philosophy

We pride ourselves in being an extension of your team, equally dedicated to your success.  

Our focus is on what you see day-to-day and what your goals are longer-term. We identify the best possible tools for your specific business requirements, and strive to achieve results and build value.    

This begins with assessing your business' needs, matching those needs to the best options, implementing the applications or services, training your team members, and monitoring performance. We believe the best solutions are the ones that work best for YOU and technology is a big part of that, but not the only piece.


Businesses Advised


Fortune 500 Companies Served


Years of Collective Industry Experience

team —

Our leadership team

Malinda Gagnon


Malinda has more than 20 years of experience in business strategy and technology. At Google, she was a founding team member of the ad technology organization. She was a senior partner at WPP where she founded and led their consulting organization and the Product Management and Technology group.

She specializes in business resiliency planning, communications technologies, product management, and technology operations. She has advised clients such as Procter and Gamble, General Electric, Volkswagen, BlackRock, and Walmart, as well as hundreds of startups. She’s a Maine Venture Fund board member and a mentor with Techstars, MassChallenge, and Maine Center for Entrepreneurs. She’s an avid skier and scuba diver, and a certified yoga teacher.

Nancy Mather


Nancy has over 25 years of experience in the technology sector, leading and scaling services organizations to deliver exceptional results. She was instrumental in building and managing the professional services and project management teams at Blue Mantis and served as VP of Operations at a software company. Nancy brings extensive knowledge in partnerships, operations, professional services and managed services, and managing fast-growing companies.

Outside of work, she enjoys visiting the beach, culinary explorations, and embarking on new adventures with her two college-age children.

Brian Gagnon


Brian is a seasoned technologist boasting 25 years of expertise in crafting, expanding, and refining business ecosystems. His journey in the tech landscape has seen him at the helm of Global Systems Engineering at HGST/Western Digital, shaping strategies as a global architect at VMware, and founding and steering tech companies towards success.

His areas of specialization include cybersecurity, designing technology infrastructures, and architecting solutions across public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. Brian is also well-versed in establishing effective data management practices and developing data science platforms. Beyond his professional endeavors, he contributes to the tech community as a mentor for Techstars and MassChallenge, sharing his wealth of knowledge with aspiring entrepreneurs.

Away from the digital world, Brian embraces the great outdoors, pursuing his passions for scuba diving, hiking, and fishing, which provide him with a refreshing escape and a different kind of challenge.

Jason Romer

Chief Experience Officer

Jason has more than 20 years of experience in the technology space building and refining multiple managed service organizations to achieve best-in-class results. Before joining Uprise, Jason was an executive at Titanium IT, where he led the Managed Services, Engineering and Operations divisions.

He specializes in delivering elite client solutions, strategic business operations, vendor strategy, and process strategy. He has served as a member of multiple technology committees and is heavily involved in the channel. 

Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, rooting for his favorite hockey team and learning new technology.

Kyle Peterson

Sr. Director, Services

Kyle Peterson is the Senior Director of Services at Uprise Partners. He’s responsible for new customer experience and services operations. He works with customers on Chief Information Officer advisory and has optimized IT environments for hundreds of customers. He specializes in email security, security compliance, and disaster recovery.

In his free time, you can find Kyle at the movies or cheering on his favorite baseball and football teams.


Locations —

Where We Are

Merrill’s Wharf, 254 Commercial St Suite 245,
Portland, ME 04101
3001 N Rocky Point Dr E Suite 200 #323,
Tampa, FL 33607

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