Senior Partner and chairman, Direct Technology
Federico J. Michanie was the original founder of Direct Technology in 1995. Fred is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina who started his technical career as a Software Engineer for a variety of banking institutions including California Federal Savings and Loan, and First Nationwide Bank. His technical career took him from Software Engineering to Software Architecture, building and laying out large banking solutions that bridged the ubiquitous nature of the PC with the power of mainframe applications which later led him to manage teams at Intel Corporation in Folsom, CA.
In 2011, Fred Michanie became the CEO of ECaTS911– a Direct Technology company dedicated to the conception, development and implementation of state-of-the-art Business Intelligent solutions for the 911 industry. Fred and his team grew the ECaTS footprint to over half the country, before selling it to West Corporation in 2017. Fred also is CEO of TangoTeams, a DevOps outsourcing company with operations in the U.S. and Argentina.
Fred is married to Gabriela Michanie, whom he has two wonderful children with, Mathew and Alex. They enjoy traveling together and discovering new places while immersing themselves into different cultures. The Michanie family implemented a solar grid at their home to act on their commitment to reducing their carbon footprint.