Our services

Management and Financial Consulting

A full suite of financial services randing which includes audits, budgets, financial analysis, financial statements, internal controls, FP&A, and profit and loss.

Management and business strategy consulting expertise includes mergers and acquisition, negotiations,  international business, project management, restructuring, startups, turnarounds, strategic planning, recruiting, process improvement, employee engagement, performance measurement, team leadership,  business development, presentations, social media, and eCommerce.

Product & Market Strategy

Pytheas assists in the ideation, research, validation, and positioning of products and services. From determining technical strategy to planning your go-to-market, we have the experience to help you navigate your path to success.

Whether you’re a startup looking to launch a new product, existing company looking at new markets or considering a pivot, the Pytheas team has a history of launching award-winning, market-driven software products and services.

Technical Writing & Curriculum Development

Pytheas works with clients to develop technical courseware, documentation, certifications and technical training programs. Technical skillsets include beginner through more advanced IP networking topics such as infrastructure and design, wireless, best practices, trends, and security. Curriculum also includes business-oriented topics such as product and marketing tactics, customer service and support evolution, market trends and recurring revenue business models.

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Robotic Process Automation

We have experience with financial service firms and small businesses in creating complex process automation to automate your most common and mundane tasks through modern scripting and data flows.

Website and Web Application Development

We provide solutions ranging from a modern website for your small business to a complex and scalable rich web application.

Business Development

For clients looking to penetrate the custom installation electronics and smart-home markets.

Market Research

Qualitative and quantitative market research services.

Digital Marketing Services

Website design and implementation, digital marketing services, social media strategy and marketing automation

Speaking & Training

Michael Maniscalco is a recognized speaker, trainer, visionary, and expert in the smart-home, networking and IoT spaces. Mr. Maniscalco is the recipient of numerous industry accolades for his technical and product training as well as contributions to the smart-home industry. Topics include startups, SaaS business models, RMR strategies, service-oriented customer cultures, network security trends and technical network training.

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About us

Founded in 2017 by Michael Maniscalco, Pytheas provides strategic consulting, business planning, web and software development, business process automation, technical writing, speaking, training services, and full suite financial and business strategy services. Pytheas exist to help clients navigate uncertainty in order to provide better organizations,  processes, solutions, and experiences for their company, clients, products, and services.

Michael Maniscalco is a recognized speaker, visionary and expert in the digital health, diabetes, smart-home, networking and IoT spaces. Mr. Maniscalco is the recipient of numerous industry accolades for his technical and product training and contributions to the smart-home industry. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has been involved with software and network engineering for Fortune 1000 companies in the custom installation, financial, telecommunications and healthcare industries for over 20 years. As a founder of Ihiji, Michael most recently served as Vice President of Product and Marketing for the company’s award-winning cloud-based remote network management and service solutions. In late 2017, Ihiji was acquired by Control4, a worldwide leader in the home automation space. Michael has also successfully founded and sold a high-end home automation services and installation company which was heavily focused on engineering and service contract programs. In 2018, Mr. Maniscalco launched a digital health software monitoring platform and participated in the TechStars and Capital Factory Accelerators. He also serves as a mentor for 1909, FAU Tech Runway, Lynn University Watson Insitute, and Mass Challenge Austin. Michael also chairs the CEDIA Technology Advisory Council and the South Florida Tech Association Founders Peer Group.

David Rench joined Pytheas in 2020 to add a broader and more complete range of services to the company’s offering. Mr. Rench is a talented Senior Financial Executive with experience leading full spectrum of accounting, budgets, financial analysis, forecast planning, IT strategy, and reporting processes to achieve and exceed corporate financial goals. Demonstrated expertise in developing and implementing streamlined tools and procedures to maximize departmental efficiency. David is skilled in talent management and focused on long-term business growth, revenue, and profitability.

Pytheas is named after the Greek explorer who navigated the unknown in pursuit of new frontiers, knowledge, and experiences.

Total Years Experience
Successful Exits
Connected Devices 2020 (Billions)

Our Skills

Product and Market Strategy including Website and Web Development
Custom Installation (CEDIA), Smart Home, and IoT Market Insights
Accounting, Budgeting, Financial Analysis, Audits and M&A
Speaking, Training, Technical Writing, and Curriculum Development