Vince Virga, CEO of SkillStorm, a national IT and Engineering services and consulting firm, has been named among the 2010 South Florida Movers & Shakers by the South Florida edition of Business Leader magazine. This award recognizes up-and-coming business leaders in the South Florida community. Virga and the other award winners will be honored at an award ceremony on Thursday, January 13th, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doral, Florida.
"I am honored to be selected as one of our area’s Movers & Shakers. I’m also very thankful to all of our employees who have contributed to the success that SkillStorm has experienced. Together, our hard work has helped make this company a notable leader in the IT industry and the South Florida community,” said Virga.
With more than 15 years of experience in the IT and Technical Services industry, Virga founded SkillStorm in 2002. Throughout his career, he has acquired extensive knowledge and achieved remarkable success. He is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the organization and oversees the executive team who is responsible for managing over 150 employees and office locations nationwide.
Virga receives frequent recognition for his work through awards and media coverage. His proudest recognition came in 2006 when Virga was personally presented with the 2006 Governor’s Entrepreneurship Award in the Mega Category by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Most recently, Virga was named one of South Florida Business Leader magazine’s 2010 Top 50 Entrepreneurs. This award recognizes him as a leader who has made a significant impact on the South Florida business community. Virga was also named one of South Florida’s 2009 40 under 40 by the South Florida Business Journal, honoring his professional success and community involvement as one of South Florida’s best and brightest professionals under 40 years old.
As an active supporter of our community’s youth, Virga serves as Chairman of the Board for the South Florida region of The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), an organization that helps young people from low-income communities build skills and unlock their entrepreneurial spirit. He also volunteers his time as a NFTE mentor and guest speaker, participating in several events throughout the year. In addition, he joined the corporate board for the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County in 2010.
Recognizing his own blessings, Virga believes strongly in giving back to the community and those less fortunate through volunteering and financial contributions. Most recently, Virga and other SkillStorm employees collected toys and holiday gifts for over 20 South Florida families through the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. SkillStorm also collected in-kind donations as well as over $15,000 in monetary donations for Haiti relief efforts through the American Red Cross. In 2008, Virga and other SkillStorm employees worked closely with Habitat for Humanity, working towards the goal of ultimately eliminating poverty housing and homelessness by helping to build houses within the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area. Virga is an avid supporter of cancer research, namely leukemia, lymphoma and breast cancer. In 2006, Virga founded a golf tournament in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to honor his mother, a breast cancer survivor. This event raised more than $45,000 over the course of four years.
SkillStorm is a national IT and Engineering services and consulting firm specializing in providing managed project services, outsource solutions, strategic consulting and staff augmentation to both the public and private sectors. SkillStorm works with scores of fine companies, including many that rank among the elite Fortune 500, and has been setting the standard for customer service in the industry since inception in 2002. SkillStorm currently has locations nationwide, including Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Jacksonville, Dallas, San Diego and Indianapolis.