Consulting & Building Efficient Tech Solutions with Manal Iskander of PCTronics Managed IT Services
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In this episode of The Startempire Wire Founder’s Podcast I sit down with #Entrepreneur Manal Iskander. We discuss Manal’s journey of entrepreneurship in while building PCTronics Managed IT Services. We end by talking about where PCTronics Managed IT Services is in the growth process with current goals and needs.
After a successful career in Austria, firstly working in finance and later assisting her family business become one of the leading IT consultants and Hewlett Packard distributers in Vienna, Manal Iskander returned to the United States in 1997 and founded PCtronics.
Manal surrounded herself with a small, but highly skilled team of engineers comprising MIT graduates and one of the very first engineers to obtain a formal Microsoft Certification – Manfred Schmutzer. Manfred, one of the founding members of PCtronics is now our C.T.O. providing technical oversight and leadership to all PCtronics technical systems and projects.
Partnering with a major accountancy software firm, the word quickly spread and PCtronics soon became the IT consultant of choice for a diverse portfolio of companies from a broad cross-section of different industries across Southern California.
In 2015, Manal recruited Nick Harney to head up PCtronics’ operations. Bringing 40 plus years experience serving primarily public sector clients, Nick focused initially on assisting PCtronics attain the necessary qualifications to serve the public sector and secured some major contracts with leading municipal entities. Through this period PCtronics added highly experienced, ex. military Cyber Security experts to its team which proved to be a timely addition to proactively head-off the steady increase in malware and ransomware attacks.
Also, around 2015 PCtronics established a Social Media and Marketing team which brought a useful dimension to the Company. Amongst this team are some truly imaginative website designers that in conjunction with effective marketing can make sure your company is not ‘the best kept secret’ in its field!
PCtronics continually strives to be at the forefront of technology and has recently added Web3 and Blockchain technical experts to its’ team. We provide thought leadership on this subject to leading financial investment teams and as such are ready to hit the ground running.
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0:54 Your Personal Introduction
2:00 Getting Started as Entrepreneur
5:25 Needs your business meets
10:16 In Depth of PCTronics
19:08 Growth of your Startup
23:30 Growing Pains of your Startup
27:18 Current Needs of your Startup
30:07 Short term & Future Goals
32:35 Info about you & your startup online