25 Years of Resilience: How Michele McGough Built a Thriving Tech Business

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Michele McGough, founder and CEO of Solutions For Networks, shares the ups and downs of building her tech services company over the past 25 years. 

Learn how she leveraged relationships to land significant clients in the early days, invested in continuous learning to stay relevant, and demonstrated grit to overcome challenges like cash flow problems and hiring missteps. 

Michele also advises aspiring women entrepreneurs and discusses the importance of culture and appreciation in achieving long-term success. 

About Michele McGough

Michele R. McGough, Founder and CEO, solutions4networks, Pittsburgh, PA

As Founder and CEO of solutions4networks (s4nets), Michele leads her IT professional services and integration company, providing clients with decades of experience in assessing, advising, and implementing enterprise, hybrid, and cloud services with technologies that deliver sustainable outcomes while addressing business priorities. The specific areas of expertise include collaboration, network infrastructure, data centers, wireless networks, cybersecurity, and Microsoft (Modern Workplace, Defender, Azure). Solutions4networks’ clients include Westinghouse, Sheetz, PPG, Alcoa, EQT, and the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Solutions4networks has won numerous client and industry awards over the past 24 years, including E&Y Finalist, Pittsburgh Technology “CEO of Year” finalist, and Cultural Leader Finalists 2019, “Top 50 PA Business Women”, and “Top 50 Best Places to Work in Western Pennsylvania” (2013-2023).

Michele is a long-term member of the Women President’s Organization (WPO), a Member of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA, and an Outdoor Odyssey Board Member (for veterans, as well as teaching leadership for youth and corporate teams). She is also on the Frostburg State University Business School’s Advisory Board.

Before founding solutions4networks, Michele served in various management roles for AT&T and a few tech start-ups.

About W.E. (Women Entrepreneurs) Podcast

W.E. is a podcast about and for women entrepreneurs. There are so many badass women worldwide killing it with their businesses! On W.E., our host Meesha Gerhart, found of Redtree, and guest Entrepreneurs sit down with these women and learn about how they got started, the challenges of starting and running a business, as well as the triumphs and unexpected joys.

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