15700 W. Cleveland Ave., New Berlin • www.swicktech.com
Year Founded: 2004
Product or Service Offered: IT management services for medium to large companies and organizations; including managed private cloud storage, information technology security, infrastructure management and monitoring. SWICKtech provides all the tools needed to align technology with day-to-day business needs. SWICKtech specializes in cloud computing, business application support and IT project consulting, network and server infrastructure management, backup and disaster recovery services, and help desk support.
President & Owner: Gary Swick
Vice President & Owner: Isaac Monteagudo
Projected 2016 Revenue: $5 million
Target Clientele: Privately-held manufacturing, distribution, goods-handling and investment companies that are security-minded, have new leadership, are growing or investing in technology with 50 or more computers and have headquarters that are located in southeastern Wisconsin.
What has fueled your company’s growth?
“Our growth has been achieved through dedication to our core values, including developing relationships, being open and honest, having fun every day and being passionate about whatever you do. The passion of our engineers and analysts to learn new technologies, paired with truly listening to our clients’ day-to-day issues and long-term planning fuels our strategies and ability to execute.”
What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth?
“It’s no secret technology is significantly changing every day and there is a major shift happening towards cloud-based environments and business process automation. SWICKtech is implementing new Microsoft-centered strategy across our service offerings and product lines to align with the biggest leader of the IT industry.”
Do you plan to make any changes to your company?
“While we will continue to provide extremely stable IT environments for our clients, SWICKtech will be switching to the ‘Full Microsoft Stack’ to align with continued growing technology needs. Areas such as Hybrid Cloud Environments for backup and shared storage, Office 365 for business collaboration and e-mail support are a few of the newer programs businesses will be using daily to accelerate growth.”
Who are the business people you admire and why?
“Jim and Tom Palzewicz of ActionCOACH of Elm Grove. Both leaders continue to inspire our company to greatness. Satya Nadella of Microsoft for his vision of technology for the future, and finally the SWICKtech team for their continued dedication to technology solutions and excellence for our clients.”
What is the outlook for your industry?
“Stable server and network IT infrastructure will continue to be the foundation for every area in business to continue helping businesses grow. Continued emphasis on cloud based solutions for mobile access to information and increased awareness of cyber security solutions to protect critical business information.
Business Process Automation will become even more important to assist clients to efficiently complete their everyday tasks utilizing all the tools Microsoft and other IT applications have to offer. SWICKtech will continue to research and develop new strategies to ensure clients get the most out of their technology investment.”