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The Planet Group Announces Launch of Technology Consulting Firm Rokster


June 1, 2022 – The Planet Group announced today that it has unified its technology consulting companies under the Strive Consulting brand. With this move, Rokster, an innovative consulting firm specializing in Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Business Intelligence, will now service clients under the Strive brand. All Rokster staff and consultants will join Strive. Additionally, Strive will have a newly formed Cybersecurity & Compliance practice. Rokster’s Blockchain, AI and BI offerings will join existing Strive practices. More here.

CHICAGO, IL (June 3, 2021) – The Planet Group, a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners and leading provider of outsourced human capital and consulting solutions, announced today that it has launched Rokster, an innovative consulting firm specializing in Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Business Intelligence.

Rokster’s Subject Matter Experts are utilizing cutting-edge technologies and world class project delivery methodologies to provide sustainable, effective, and reliable plans for an extensive range of companies, from Fortune 500 powerhouses to up-and-coming startups.

Although serving multiple industries, Rokster’s leadership team has over 100 years of experience providing technology advisory and consulting solutions to organizations on a global scale. Rokster is well positioned to support clients in these sectors against the current challenges businesses face as cyber threats and ransomware attacks become a daily occurrence and an increasing concern to power grids, energy distribution channels, and manufacturing plants.

Rokster’s full suite of services will provide proactive, industry-leading strategies to protect and drive business forward simultaneously, through:

Cybersecurity: Rokster’s Cybersecurity expertise for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Operational Technology (OT) environments provides cost-effective, comprehensive solutions minimizing customer risk to online threats, cyber attacks, and regulatory fines while maintaining operational efficiency

Artificial Intelligence: With core competencies in Artificial Intelligence Consulting and Implementation, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence Research, Rokster offers market-leading, data-driven, analytical solutions customized to each business need

Blockchain: For businesses needing additional security or a way to efficiently store records, Rokster will design and deploy comprehensive Blockchain models that encrypt, transfer, and utilize each client’s data to enhance their operational workflows

Business Intelligence: Rokster’s core BI competencies constitute a range from business analysis to project management, portfolio management, systems administration and validation, custom software development, quality assurance, change management, and reimagining workflow processes

Michael Stomberg, CEO of The Planet Group, said “One of our core growth initiatives has been to create a global technology consulting firm that will draw upon The Planet Group’s wealth of consulting experience, our technology hiring prowess, and our managed services model. Rokster will do that and much more. We have an unprecedented opportunity to provide real value to our clients and to deliver services that both secure their operations as well as help achieve business success.”


The Planet Group consists of a group of related global consulting organizations and renowned staffing brands, and has been purposefully built to address the professional services needs of leading companies in the Technology, Diversified Energy & Engineering, Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Healthcare, and Digital Marketing areas. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with offices throughout the US and Europe.


Odyssey Investment Partners, with offices in New York and Los Angeles, is a leading private equity investment firm with more than a 25-year history of partnering with skilled managers to transform middle-market companies into more efficient and diversified businesses with strong growth profiles. Odyssey makes majority-controlled investments in industries with a long-term positive outlook and favorable secular trends. For further information about Odyssey, please visit


The Planet Group
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