Michael Williams cofounded Winxnet in 1999 and provides leadership and strategic direction as President. His goal of working with a team of technical professionals who share his values of integrity, respect, and hard work remains the driving force behind his efforts to this day.
Michael graduated Summa Cum Laude from Providence College with a B.A. in Psychology. Prior to his career in IT, Michael worked in the Neuropsychiatry lab at the University of Rochester conducting medical research. His interest in the information technology field grew as a result of his IT-dependent research.
He began to pursue a career in IT at Computer Sciences Corporation where he was elected chairman of the Active Directory and Exchange focus groups for a project involving General Dynamics, Avondale Industries, and Raytheon. As one of the first certified Microsoft engineers in the State of Maine, Michael led the migration from Novell to Microsoft at Bath Iron Works.
Michael recognized a need for that same Fortune 500 level IT support for Maine small businesses and cofounded Winxnet with Chris Claudio. Today, he maintains professional relationships with clients throughout New England and provides trusted guidance for ongoing and critical IT decisions. He has established these partnerships through a dedication to understanding clients’ unique needs and assisting them in reaching their corporate goals with the effective use of IT. Michael still retains the passion he developed for technology-based medicine at the University of Rochester and now is a trusted IT advisor for numerous medical practices in the area.
He has been an avid sports fan since the days Fran Tarkenton scrambled on the gridiron, and Bucky Dent borrowed a bat in ’78 (although this is kept quiet in Red Sox nation). Michael enjoys tinkering with his ‘67 Mustang, hiking, camping, and kayaking.
Michael lives in Harpswell, Maine with his wife Lori and their three children: Juliet, Caleb, and Reilly.