We celebrated several monumental milestones this year including our 15th anniversary, record-setting growth and a few unique new honors. Your Lake Worth-based Managed Service Provider opened the first quarter in 2019 by adding two new team members and plans are already in the works to add more network engineers as we shape our vision for 2020!
Mike Gavaghen and Megan Knipper fit so effortlessly into the I.T. Solutions of South Florida family, it’s hard to believe they haven’t even celebrated their first anniversary with us yet! Megan’s empathetic and thorough approach to technical support makes her invaluable as a Network Engineer. Mike, our Vice President of Management Solutions, is well known for his dynamic educational speaking engagements. Mike has a booming voice and an outgoing personality, but his affinity for the New York Jets often leaves him heartbroken Sunday afternoons.
Welcoming Notable New Clients
We owe our record growth to the continued success of our current clients as well as the addition of several new client partnerships including Palm Beach County Bar Association, Global Engineering Scientific Solutions, Southern Self Storage, and Bermuda Landscape & Design.
The Palm Beach County Bar Association was founded in 1922 and its mission is to serve its members, encourage professionalism and increase public knowledge of the legal system. The Bar Association experienced near-catastrophic data losses before coming onboard with I.T. Solutions of South Florida. They are counting on us for daily support and to ensure their data is safely and securely backed up. Learn more about the Palm Beach County Bar Association and their lawyer referral program at palmbeachbar.org.
Global Engineering Scientific Solutions (GESS) is a leader in the field of forensic engineering. Their specialties include accident reconstruction, premises liability, human factors engineering analysis and biomedical/biomechanics of injury causation. Our focus is offering critical support for team collaborations between their offices in North and South Florida. To learn more about GESS, visit gess1.com.
Southern Self Storage is counting on us to keep more than 30 locations up and running smoothly! The Palm Beach Gardens based company offers storage unit rentals in convenient locations concentrated mostly in the Southern United States and Puerto Rico. The facilities offer a host of amenities for residential, business and vehicle storage. Learn more about Southern Self Storage and reserve a storage unit online at southernselfstorage.com.
Bermuda Landscape & Design specializes in the design, building, installation, and management of custom landscape environments for residential and commercial uses including golf courses, retail shopping sites, and housing complexes. The company is based in Lake Worth, but you can see their landscaping work throughout South Florida and the Bahamas. Learn more about their projects and services by visiting bermudalandscape.com.
Thank you for choosing I.T. Solutions of South Florida and trusting us to be your technology partner! We look forward to serving you wholeheartedly.
For the first time in our award-winning history, the spotlight shone on Jason Pizzo individually as he was named a top-three finalist for the CIO of the Year award by the South Florida Business Journal for companies with revenue under $50 Million.
Even though he didn’t take the top prize, Jason was still a winner – scoring an extended test drive of a Porsche 718 Cayman from Porsche West Broward. The sleek performance machine, offering with paddle shifters and incredible speeds, was a dramatic upgrade for his daily commute and Jason made it to the office in record time!
During the CIO award ceremony, I.T.S. was also honored as 7th among the 2019 Fastest-Growing Technology Companies by the South Florida Journal. We’ve made this list a few times in recent history, but this year our growth was so dramatic, we were catapulted onto an even more exclusive SFBJ list – the Fastest Growing Companies in South Florida! We ranked 13th among the 25 finalists in the under $25 million revenue category. This was our first trip to the swanky Fast 50 awards ceremony!
We also received accolades from leading tech industry publications in 2019. CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, named I.T. Solutions of South Florida to its 2019 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Managed Security 100 category. We were also named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 12th annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.
“We are blessed to be included in both of these prestigious lists again this year and humbled to be among the absolute best providers worldwide,” said Deana Pizzo, CEO. Under Deana’s continued leadership, we were named a Top 25 Women-Owned Businesses in South Florida by the South Florida Business Journal.
“The recognition I’m most proud of was our very first award first this year. We were honored as one of the 2019 Best Places To Work by the South Florida Business Journal. We strive to create a fun atmosphere and make sure every member of our team knows that they are appreciated every single day. This award validates all our efforts to create a rewarding corporate culture,” Deana said. Office perks include regular visits from a licensed massage therapist, a generous work from home policy, weekly Thirsty Thursday celebrations and a dedicated nap room.
Thank You For Your Support And Partnership
As we look forward to 2020, we are grateful for the opportunity to continue our partnerships with existing clients and build relationships with our new clients!
We are excited about our own in-house improvements as well. We are making substantial investments in our internal systems as we continue to grow our engineering team and roll out new technology in our continuing effort to provide unparalleled customer service and support. These upgrades include improved diagnostics, enhanced automation, and next-generation anti-virus.
Thank you to our client partners, vendors, friends and every team member at I.T. Solutions of South Florida for 15 incredible years! Happy Holidays and we wish you a wonderful New Year!