Brandt Information Services Acquires Terra Technology Group

NEW YORK, March 17, 2022Brandt Information Services (“Brandt” or the “Company”), a NexPhase Capital-backed company and a leading provider of outdoor recreational licensing and camping reservation software, today announced the acquisition of Terra Technology Group (“TTG”), a leading SaaS technology provider for outdoor licensing and recreational solutions.

Since 2011, Brandt has grown strategically and organically to become a market leader in outdoor recreational support. The Company provides innovative software, as well as a technology-enabled suite of services, including call center, fulfillment, credit card processing, billing reconciliation, and digital marketing. These services enable public agencies to more effectively engage and grow consumers of hunting & fishing licenses and parks reservations.

With the addition of TTG’s platform, Brandt will be able to provide even more choices to best meet each agency’s needs. Under the Brandt name, Brandt’s Go Outdoors platform and the Terra platform will serve more than 18 partners in the U.S. and abroad.

“Brandt and TTG are two highly successful organizations in the outdoor recreational space, and we are excited to be able to offer both Go Outdoors and the Terra platform to our customers,” said Richard Wise, President of Brandt. “With this acquisition, Brandt has expanded our ability to serve all agencies’ licensing and reservations needs, and we look forward to helping more customers deliver easy and reliable, web-based automated experiences for outdoor enthusiasts everywhere across licensing, permitting, reservations and other purchases.”

“TTG is proud to join Brandt, an outdoor industry leader, with its strong reputation of continuous innovation and technology improvements,” said Jeff Roberts, General Manager of TTG. “Our complementary platforms offer our customers and agency partners unique technology and services built to capture real-time, high quality data that is critical for their success. We are thrilled to be able to continue this mission as part of a broader platform.”

Financial terms were not disclosed.


About Brandt

Since 1985, Brandt Information Services has provided local, state and federal agencies, as well as private organizations, with innovative solutions to maintain large-scale technology projects, streamline business processes, manage a variety of transaction systems and support agency operations. The company has successfully scaled with organic growth in the outdoor recreational industry with products and services to support hunting, fishing, boating and camping transactions.

About Terra Technology Group

Terra Technology Group is a leading provider of next-generation outdoor licensing and recreational solutions. TTG partners with fish and wildlife agencies to provide innovative technology for conservation and natural resource licensing needs. The company offers more than a decade of experience in developing and operating license and permit point of sale, event management and CRM software throughout the United States.

About NexPhase Capital

NexPhase Capital (“NPC”) is a thematic and operationally focused private equity firm that invests in lower middle market growth-oriented companies within three distinct sectors: consumer, healthcare, and software. The firm partners with companies that have reached a growth inflection point and are seeking a value-added partner to help navigate the company’s “next phase.” The NPC team has extensive industry and operational experience and NPC’s partners have invested together for over a decade. The firm has completed over 80 investments, including add-ons, and targets control equity investments between $25 million and $150 million. For more information, please visit www.NexPhase.com.

TTG Welcomes Latest Addition – Applications Developer Ryan Mercer

Ryan Mercer

Ryan Mercer is the newest member to join Terra Technology Group (TTG). Mercer joins TTG as an Applications Developer.

“TTG is excited to add Ryan to our development team,” commented Mark Meisel, Senior Applications Developer for TTG. “Ryan’s previous experience and his genuine and enthusiastic interest in TTG’s work will continue to help our team grow and deliver for our state fish and wildlife agency clients.” 

Mercer has worked for close to a decade as a software solutions engineer and web designer in several industries, including health care. He has training in multiple development languages, holds certifications in web design and application development, and has served as project lead on numerous projects yielding innovative solutions for previous clients. 

“I am excited to join TTG because it offers me an opportunity to continue to grow professionally and to join a new industry. I hope to expand my skill set and contribute to TTG’s future success,” commented Mercer. “I feel like I immediately connected with the culture at TTG, and I look forward to working with our team on conservation technology projects for our clients.”

Ryan started with TTG on Feb. 1. He will serve many of our clients in implementing the Terra Outdoor Solution and leverage his unique skill set to help develop innovative features for the platform. He resides in Lexington, SC, with his wife.

TTG Celebrates Staff

Terra Technology Group (TTG) recently celebrated a year of growth in 2021 and recognized the efforts of its dedicated staff, who helped the company achieve success. Established in late 2020, TTG accomplished many of its goals in its first year of business, including adding new clients such as Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and expanding the features of its industry-leading platform, the Terra Outdoor Solution.

“TTG entered the market in late 2020 with some ambitious goals, and I am proud to recognize the contributions of our staff that made those goals a reality in 2021,” commented TTG President Caroline Howell. “Each member of our staff has demonstrated great leadership and work ethic in their roles, and we are very grateful and appreciative of their efforts.”

To support its growing team and client roster in 2022, TTG recently promoted Evan Yett and Mark Meisel to management roles. Additionally, Alexandra (Lex) Yanuk was promoted to Senior Developer.

Pictured above from left to right: Evan Yett, Alexandra (Lex) Yanuk, and Mark Meisel

“TTG is growing, and Evan and Mark will help to continue to lead our growing team forward. Through their efforts and the rest of our talented team, we expect 2022 to be another successful year,” stated Jeff Roberts, Chief Product Officer for TTG. 

As we begin 2022, Terra Technology Group recognizes its team and salutes its efforts to make TTG the success it is today. To our staff, we say thank you, and we look forward to delivering on significant goals in 2022.

TTG Continues to Add Staff – Welcomes Gebriel Mengesha!

Gebriel

(Hunt Valley, MD) – Terra Technology Group (TTG) is proud to announce that Gebriel Mengesha of Virginia has joined the TTG team as a SQL/BI Developer. Mengesha offers extensive experience in planning, modeling, designing, developing, and implementing databases in the healthcare and financial industries. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from George Mason University in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and an Associates’ Degree in Computer Science from Northern Virginia Community College. In his spare time, Mengesha enjoys canoeing the local rivers near his home with his friends and family.

“As Terra continues to grow, we know that Gebriel will complement our team’s talents and help us to innovate our data analytics and visualization efforts,” commented Jeff Roberts, Chief Product Officer for TTG. “Gebriel is a great addition to our team, and we are excited for him to join us.”

“TTG interested me because of the opportunity to apply my current experience in SQL database management and PowerBI to a new industry. I am interested in continuing to develop my skills and enjoy a new challenge, and I look forward to helping TTG grow in the coming years,” commented Mengesha. 

Gebriel started with TTG on Jan. 12 and will serve many of our clients in implementing the Terra Outdoor Solution. Mengesha is the newest member to join TTG’s growing team and additional staff will be added in 2022. Consider joining Gebriel and the rest of our talented outdoor enthusiasts who provide public agencies with next-generation outdoor licensing and recreation technology solutions. Visit this link to apply for open positions: https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Terra-Technology-Group

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Selects Terra Technology Group as Vendor of Choice for New Licensing and Events Platform

Inquiries: Samantha Pedder
spedder@terratg.com


(Hunt Valley, MD) On December 10, 2021, Terra Technology Group (TTG) was announced as the vendor of choice for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s (NGPC) Statewide Web-Based Permit System.

NGPC prioritized the need to have a partner that could provide the best service to its customers, help improve the users’ experience, improve communications, and employ the latest technologies to create effective solutions for customer service.

With this announcement, NGPC will become the fourth state to utilize the Terra Outdoor Solution to conduct their agency’s business, and the seventh state fish and wildlife agency that TTG has helped to deliver on its conservation mission.

Until 2021, NGPC has utilized its internal information technology specialists and resources to sell hunting and fishing licenses. “The opportunity to help NGPC establish a new platform on behalf of their customers is a privilege and our staff is extremely excited to be able to leverage our extensive industry experience to ensure a smooth and timely delivery of this product on behalf of the agency,” commented President Caroline Howell.

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Terra Technology Group Welcomes Katie Seale to the Team

Seale posing with a catfish from a Maryland river.

(Hunt Valley, MD) – Terra Technology Group (TTG) is proud to announce that Katie Seale of Baltimore, Maryland, has joined the TTG team as a Business Analyst. Katie offers a decade of experience managing technology projects and client accounts for a leading health insurance provider. 

“We are excited to have Katie join our team and look forward to the energy she’ll bring as we work with our clients to implement the Terra Outdoor Solution,” commented Jeff Roberts, Chief Product Officer for TTG. “Through her previous experience, she has developed a skillset and approach that we think will be a great complement to the rest of our talented TTG team.”

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TTG Joins National Wildlife Federation and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to Discuss “Delivering on Conservation by Leveraging Technology”

(Hunt Valley, MD) –  State fish and wildlife agencies can leverage technology to conserve wild resources more effectively and improve their customers’ experiences in the field. Aaron Kindle, Director of Sporting Advocacy for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and host of NWF’s Outdoors Podcast, welcomed Samantha Pedder of Terra Technology Group (TTG) and Steve Bergmann of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) to discuss this topic. The trio demonstrated how technology could help make the experience of getting outdoors for hunters, anglers, and other outdoor recreationists simpler, while also helping state fish and wildlife agencies to deliver on their conservation missions more efficiently. They also discussed recent legislative efforts that would make it easier for state agencies to modernize their systems and why conservationists of all types should support their agencies in this pursuit.

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Terra Technology Group Partners with Professional Outdoor Media Association to Discuss Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Outdoor Industry

(Hunt Valley, MD) – Terra Technology Group’s (TTG) Samantha Pedder will present in the Professional Outdoor Media Association’s (POMA) Insights Session titled “Open Arms: Incorporating DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Aspects in Our Brands” on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Also featured in the panel will be Marchelle “Tig” Davis of “My Sister’s Keeper Defense” and Justin Morrissey of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Pedder, Davis, and Morrissey presented on this topic initially at the #2021POMA conference in June. After an engaging conversation with the audience, the team opted to pursue an Insights Session with POMA to continue the conversation as fall hunting seasons begin. This session will take a hard look at diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) among the gun-owning, hunting, and broader outdoor communities to help media professionals create a more inviting culture around their brands and messaging – and ultimately building more inclusive experiences for all.

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Terra Technology Group Becomes One of First License Vendors to Integrate API to Support National Data Dashboards on Behalf of Its State Agency Partners

(Hunt Valley, MD) – Terra Technology Group (TTG) is proud to announce the development of an exciting new feature within the Terra Outdoor Solution that enables clients to automatically and in real-time share license trend data to regional and national projects, such as the national data dashboards project. Through a unique partnership with its client state fish and wildlife agencies and the economic research firm, Southwick Associates, TTG is one of the first license vendors in the industry to offer this unique functionality to its clients.

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TTG Supports Partners’ Efforts to Market Hunting This Fall

(Hunt Valley, MD) – 2020 was a banner year for hunting license sales. As hunting seasons kick off across the country, Terra Technology Group (TTG) and its partners look to marketing tactics to maintain high participation rates into 2021 and beyond. “TTG is proud to support its partners as they work to retain the COVID cohort of hunters this fall. We have worked with each of our clients to identify unique opportunities to build on their current marketing efforts and expand their reach into their hunting segments,” commented Chairwoman Caroline Howell. “We have an opportunity before us to meet the moment and retain high participation rates in these activities, and TTG hopes to do its part to help our partners achieve that goal.”

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