Michael founded Ideal Integrations in 2003 and, under his leadership, the company has become one of the top IT services firms in the region. He has expanded the company nationally with a presence in multiple states. In 2009, Michael was honored with an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award in the Technology, sales, and service category and has maintained the same level of dedication, curiosity, and integrity that earned him that recognition. He has furthered those efforts by co-founding Blue Bastion, a Pittsburgh-based cybersecurity firm, and acquiring thinkCSC, a top managed IT firm in Columbus, Ohio.
With more than 30 years of computer infrastructure and security experience, Michael demonstrates that he is not your average CEO. He is invested in every aspect of the company, working hand in hand with team members from every department and with clients, developing comprehensive managed services and IT solutions. Michael believes communication and connection are critical to personal and professional success and is equally as comfortable speaking to CEOs and CIOs as he is to technical engineers, understanding both the business side of IT and the technical side. “Our company has developed a unique ability to translate technical complexities to business operations, which has been essential to Ideal’s success.” Connect with Michael on LinkedIn.