Our Mission

We equip businesses with the tools to succeed. We’ve delivered technology solutions around the globe for a variety of industries, including, government, healthcare, education, finance, insurance, manufacturing and warehousing.

Our Approach

We invest in you. We take the time to learn your business, your processes and your goals so that we can offer the optimal solution. Only after a detailed business analysis phase do we design and build a solution. With this approach, you will have the confidence that our solution is what you want and need to achieve your goals. We represent our capabilities honestly and believe in being upfront. This mentality, and our thorough business analysis, gives us the unique ability to successfully propose and execute fix-bid projects. But, when a project or client is more suited for working on a time and materials basis, we’ll propose that as well.

With offices across the globe, your LaunchIT team can be onsite, offsite or offshore. No matter where we are, our objectives are to understand your needs, work seamlessly with your team, and build the optimal solution for you. Check out our case studies to learn more about our processes and solutions.

Our Story

LaunchIT was founded in 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa when Hiram Houghton purchased the services side of a technology company, Salem Associates. From 1997 to 2012, Hiram and Lakshmi Srinivasan (LS) successfully managed Salem Associates’ services. Today, Hiram is the president of LaunchIT and LS is the vice president.  Since establishing the Des Moines office, we have opened offices in Chennai, India; Plano, Texas; and Toronto, Canada. To date, there are over 130 LaunchIT worldwide. This number is expected to grow.

Our Team

Hiram Houghton


Lakshmi Srinivasan

Vice President of Sales and Delivery

Kate Havens

Communications Coordinator

Shawn Howell

Director of Managed Services

Rajesh Balasubramanian

Technology Architect

Chris Huseth

Account Executive

Rebecca Baldwin

Executive Assistant

Alema Ramic

Accounting Assistant

Our Partners

Technical Partners

Community Partners