Announcements | July 1, 2024

EMPIST Announces Strategic Acquisition of Common Sense Solutions to Expand Managed IT Services Portfolio

Press Release

Chicago, IL – July 1, 2024 – EMPIST, a leading provider of comprehensive IT services and solutions, is excited to announce the acquisition of Common Sense Solutions (CSS), a managed IT services provider with more than 30 years of industry experience. This strategic acquisition highlights EMPIST’s dedication to providing cutting-edge and scalable technology solutions to businesses globally.

Common Sense Solutions has a track record of providing clients with peace of mind through reliable software solutions and robust IT Services. The company’s portfolio includes managed IT services, cloud computing, network security, and user support. With this acquisition, EMPIST aims to enhance its service offerings and expand its market reach, providing its clients with an even broader array of customized IT solutions.

“We are thrilled to welcome Common Sense Solutions to the EMPIST family,” said John Kampas, CEO of EMPIST. “Their expertise and dedication to client satisfaction align perfectly with our mission to fuel businesses with the technology they need to succeed. This acquisition allows us to offer more comprehensive support and innovative solutions to help our clients achieve their business goals.”

“When I made the difficult decision to retire and sell Common Sense Solutions after 30 years in business, I really wanted to make sure that I found a partner who would care about our clients and employees as we have over all these years. I really felt that John and his team at EMPIST shared our values and priorities. He has built an outstanding company and great team and I feel confident that EMPIST will be a great fit for our customers and employees,” said Terry O’Rourke, CEO of Common Sense Solutions.

The acquisition will bring a range of benefits to both EMPIST and CSS clients, including:

  • Award Winning Managed Services
  • Transformative Cloud Services
  • Comprehensive Cybersecurity Solutions
  • Digital Transformation and Application Services

For more information about the acquisition and the services EMPIST offers, please visit or contact Marty Hitzeman at [email protected].


Founded in 2000, EMPIST is a full-service technology firm offering managed IT services, cybersecurity, cloud solutions, and application solutions tailored to each client’s unique needs. With offices in Chicago, IL, Elmhurst, IL, Phoenix, AZ, and Athens, Greece, EMPIST is dedicated to helping businesses harness the power of technology to drive success.

About Common Sense Solutions

Common Sense Solutions has provided practical and proven technology solutions for over three decades. Specializing in managed IT services, network security, cloud computing, and user support, CSS is committed to ensuring its clients’ technology runs efficiently and securely.


Marty Hitzeman
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (312) 883-5916