Our Team

Ideal Integrations is proud of our dedicated team that takes pride in their work and the developing of customized solutions for your organization.  Our team of men and women eat, breathe and live all aspects of information technology so you can rest assure that they will provide trusted advice and guidance.

Our Engineers

Ideal Integrations offers varying layers of client support to ensure that all of your IT issues receive targeted attention by one of our skilled engineers.

Our team of engineers is local and reliable so no matter the level of support you need, you will always have a highly skilled and highly trained engineer available to find the right solution for you.  Our technology support engineers are in-house and on-call ready to provide our clients with support via phone or email.  Our project support engineers have years of complex project experience that stretches from the design stage to completion.  They are equipped to handle high level support issues and help clients develop a roadmap for adopting future technologies.  This team is also responsible for completing routine maintenance, testing and securing client computer networks.

Management

Our management team provides experienced leadership helping to build long lasting client relationships and keeping the company focused on its core values of integrity, professionalism, experience, and communication.

Michael Stratos

Michael Stratos

Founder & CEO

With over 25 years of computer networking and security experience, Michael is more than your average CEO, he is invested in every aspect of Ideal Integrations and also acts as a sales engineer. He studied biology at the University of Pittsburgh but after graduation he found his passion for IT. In 2003, he started Ideal Integrations in his basement and a move that later led him to be named the 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Driven by his knowledge, experience and years of forensic analysis, Michael facilitates several corporate network seminars on infrastructure design incorporating disaster recovery, business continuity, security and data protection.

    Al Stasko

    Al Stasko

    CFO

    A graduate of Robert Morris University, Al came to Ideal in 2005 as Controller, bringing with him his 25 years of leadership experience. His wealth of knowledge stems from his experience in industries such as real estate, hospitality and property management. As Chief Financial Officer, he handles accounting and ensures that our employees receive appropriate compensation and benefits.

      Christopher Fox

      Christopher Fox

      Director of Technology

      Christopher Fox always knew that he had a passion for technology. Beginning network projects over 16 years ago to now being in charge of the Cloud Services team for Ideal Integrations, Christopher has been a tremendous resource for our clients and employees. He has been with Ideal for over a decade and has served as a systems engineer, network administrator and a Director of Engineering. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer managing our internal infrastructure and ensuring the solutions we provide to our clients, are the best options available.

        Ryan Romano

        Ryan Romano

        Director of Sales Engineering

        Ryan has been with Ideal since it’s inception and started as one of our skilled engineers. A graduate of Penn State University, his technical expertise includes: server/network hardware architecture, virtual server infrastructure design, storage area network design, disaster recovery planning and implementation. As Director of Sales Engineering, Ryan handles the technology end of sales implementation by working with clients to set up initial design and solution for IT issues.

          Carol Kirsch

          Carol Kirsch

          Administrative Services Manager

          With over 15 years of IT experience, Carol began her career at Ideal Integrations 9 years ago as our Operations Manager. Now, she ensures and maintains our high customer service levels. This includes managing our fast response and resolution times, plus assisting with our 97% customer retention rate. Carol graduated from Robert Morris University and ensures that as we grow our focus remains on quality and customer satisfaction.

            Valerie Levanduski

            Valerie Levanduski

            Marketing Manager

            With the marketing philosophy, 'if you market the way everyone else does, how are you anything other than ordinary', Valerie Levanduski joined Ideal Integrations almost 3 years ago. Valerie previously worked in marketing at law firm in downtown Pittsburgh and has enjoyed switching over to growing industry. Valerie is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and recently completed her MBA at Chatham University.