Michele McGough, a leading Pittsburgh technology innovator who launched network engineering, collaboration, and network security firm solutions4networks, was named as one of six finalists for 2016’s CEO of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council.
McGough successfully shepherded solutions4networks through the rapid changes that have marked the networking engineering and security integration industry for more than the past 15 years. Prior to the company’s launch in 1999, McGough gained extensive management experience at Fortune 500 companies. During this time, she decided to create a company with dedicated employees that offered both a stimulating environment and work-life balance. With these goals, she brought solutions4networks to fruition, and now employs 23 people who value innovation and superior client services.
“I’m honored to be named as a finalist for the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s CEO of the Year. As solutions4networks continues to experience high growth, I am proud that my staff and I have been able to expand our services beyond our core business. The company’s strengths lie with our experienced staff members, a team attitude, and the ability to cultivate relationships with clients for many years. A CEO is only as effective as the team that surrounds her, and the solutions4networks team works with each client to find the right solution for their needs,” said McGough, who serves as President and CEO.
The Pittsburgh Technology Council Tech 50 Awards honor southwestern Pennsylvania’s most successful and innovative technology companies. The awards represent transformative technology centers of excellence with tech companies at all stages of growth.
solutions4networks is a certified woman-owned business that provides top-level, professional services and equipment procurement in areas of network engineering including unified communications, wireless, datacenter, network security and infrastructure, and project management and collaboration. Started in 2000, solutions4networks has won numerous awards over the years including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 2005, Pittsburgh Technology Top 5 IT Consulting Companies 2004, Top 50 PA Business Women, Pennsylvania’s Top 100 Women Owned Businesses 2006-2014, AT&T WIPP Innovator of the Year in 2009, a winner in the Pittsburgh Business Times 2016 Best Places to Work and its #6 Fastest Growing Company, and WBENC Certification (National Certification for women-owned businesses). solutions4networks was also awarded a patent for their “Network Analysis System.”