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.