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 Ari founded IT Direct in 2002 right out of his apartment. Ari launched his 'Made In America' podcast in 2019 http://madeinamericawithari.com/ to promote entrepreneurship and connect people  

Jim Welch

 IT Direct has had double digit growth for years and they have built a solid reputation in the technology industry all around the Hartford region as well as outside the area. They were recently awarded a Top Managed Services Providers award for 2019. Their 5 step POD program ensures the highest customer satisfaction and his customer retention rates are in the top tier for his industry. They strongly believe in giving back to their community with a recent award of over $11,000 going to the Boys and Girls club of Hartford. Ari's Made in America Pod casts are starting to get attention as he provides insight for the industry and interviews of local business leaders. His success story started after becoming paralyzed from the waist down in a snow ski accident in his early teens. At 16 he started making his own computers and selling them, plus he taught business people how to use them and teach his clients the new Microsoft software. 20 plus years later he recently acquired another company and has grown to a larger multi million dollar organization. Ari also served as president of the CT Chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization, helping to grow it's membership by 25%.  

Robert LaBonne Jr.





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