Michael Pickreing-005

Michael Pickreign

President & CEO

Why did you decide to get into the IT industry and how did you get here?

“Technology has pretty much always been a part of my life.  my dad has always been a bit of a tech hobbyist and some of my earliest memories are of interacting and playing with computers and other “techy” stuff.  When I was a teenager I began learning how to tweak and fix (after I broke it) our home computer which led me to start offering my skills neighbors and family friends.  Later in high school a friend’s family bought a computer store and needed some inexpensie help, I thought I had died and gone to heaven!  While my friends were flipping burgers, I was getting to play with all kinds of tech on a daily basis and getting paid for it!  From then on, I never really considered anything else.”

Which of your skills benefits the success of tech42 most?

“The answer to this question is ever evolving, but two of my core skills are learning and problem solving.  These two paired together have allowed me to learn first how to solve technology problems and then later in business and leadership challenges.”

In your opinion, what are the core values of tech42?

“Building long term relationships with clients and colleagues and delivering excellent, best in class solutions.”

Tell us about one of your favorite projects with tech42?

“tech42 is my favorite project! It has allowed me to invest into the lives of my employees and the business of my clients and to watch both grow over time.  It has also allowed me the time and resources to invest in the lives of the people in my church and into lives around the world.” 

In a few words, what do you like most about working at tech42?

“We have a great team!  I enjoy getting to work with them and grow with them every day!”

What are some things you like to do when you aren’t working?

“Many things! Traveling and doing missions work, both domestically and internationally is the top of the list.  I also enjoy being outdoors and participating in adventure type sports like hiking, kayaking, sailing, rock climbing and downhill skiing.”