It’s a party at I.T.S.! The managed service provider, co-founded by CEO Deana Pizzo and CIO Jason Pizzo, is enjoying a dizzying pace of first-time achievements. The company celebrated three unique new awards and the closing of their first corporate headquarters in just three short weeks!
“These past few weeks have been a whirlwind. I’m trying hard to take a moment to enjoy these awards and all they represent for the vision Jason and I share for our company,” Deana said. “But there’s no time to let off the gas. We are focused on our continued growth to better serve our client partners and working feverishly on establishing a larger and more permanent headquarters instead of renting office space. It’s certainly keeping us very busy.”
I.T. Solutions of South Florida kicked off the festivities by winning the ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award. Shortly thereafter, I.T.S. earned the designation as a GrowFL Company To Watch Honoree. Deana also attended an awards ceremony for the prestigious Inc. 5000 ranking the company garnered in August as one of the fastest-growing private businesses in the country. And finally, the couple closed on a new building in Palm Beach County to serve as the company headquarters.
“The successes we are celebrating are a culmination of almost 18 years of unwavering commitment to serving our clients by recruiting and retaining quality people and investing heavily in cutting-edge technology,” said Deana. “We are routinely recognized as a top managed service provider by industry publications but being named an ATHENA Organizational Award recipient and a GrowFL Company To Watch is definitely a first for us!”
I.T. Solutions of South Florida was nominated for the ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award by Sarah Alsofrom, Director of Community Relations for GL Homes. Since the inception of ATHENA International in 1989, Alsofrom is the first documented recipient of both the ATHENA Leadership Award and the ATHENA Young Professional Award.
The ATHENA awards were presented locally at the ATHENA Leadership Awards Luncheon hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches on Friday, September 17. The ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award is given annually to a business or organization that creates an organizational culture that encourages women employees to achieve their full leadership potential and gives back to the larger community of women and girls by providing and/ or supporting leadership development opportunities and initiatives. Evelyn Hopkins was honored with the ATHENA Leadership Award and Alexandria Ayala received the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award.
Less than three weeks later, on October 5, I.T. Solutions of South Florida proudly announced the company was selected as an 11th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Honoree. Honorees were chosen from the over 600 applicants by a panel of independent judges comprised of past honorees, economic development leaders and corporate partners of GrowFL.
GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch is a statewide competition that identifies companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. Companies to Watch was developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation as a unique way to recognize and honor second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes. In addition to evaluating past growth and projected success, applicant companies are judged according to their special strengths and impact in their markets, communities, and within the state – thus deeming them worth watching.
“I’ve said it before, and I will say it again. I’m so incredibly grateful for our amazing team. Their professional and personable approach to client support allows us to attract and retain quality clients. Our clients understand the critical importance of security, the merits of end-user education and the value of our services,” Pizzo said.
About I.T. Solutions of South Florida
I.T. Solutions of South Florida, Inc. is an award-winning Managed Service Provider in Palm Beach County, specializing in solving the unique I.T. and business challenges for small to medium size businesses. I.T. Solutions of South Florida serves a vast array of businesses from manufacturing to construction, schools, non-profit organizations, and can easily accommodate the needs of any professional service industry, including those with multiple locations and remote workers.
I.T. Solutions of South Florida was founded in 2004 and has become one of the Fastest Growing Technology Companies in South Florida. Their mission is to help businesses develop cost-effective solutions by implementing the proper technology to improve their bottom line. They deliver flat-rate I.T. implemented by a dedicated and professional staff. Along with providing superior service and utilizing cutting-edge technology, they also strive to make positive contributions to their local community.
Above all, serve wholeheartedly.