DREW MORRISROE, FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Drew Morrisroe began his information technology career in 1991, while a student at LaSalle College High School, when he served as a part time assistant to the director of information systems at InterDigital Communications Corporation, a leader in the wireless industry. In 1994, while an undergraduate college student, he started providing computer and networking consulting services to small businesses in the Philadelphia area.
In 1997 he founded CTN Solutions to provide IT services to companies with less than 1,000 computer users. The company has expanded to provide virtual / hosted services, managed services, and IT staff augmentation. CTN helps their clients understand IT from a strategic perspective as a tool to meet their business goals and objectives.
In recent years, CTN has experienced phenomenal growth as the need for reliable and skilled IT providers remains strong. For four consecutive years, CTN has been listed in the Philadelphia 100 fastest growing privately held companies sponsored by the Philadelphia Business Journal and the Wharton School Small Business Development Center. CTN’s clients include Danella Companies, DiBruno Brothers, YMCA of Philadelphia, Friends Services for the Aging, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Sisters of Saint Joseph, and TD Bank.
Drew attributes much of his business and personal success to the involvement in a number of non-profit and charitable organizations although the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Foundation has been a special focus of his efforts. Among his accomplishments, he involved HOBY with the 1997 Presidents’ Summit for Volunteerism and has traveled with Hugh O’Brian, HOBY’s founder, to establish programs in Europe and the Middle East. He has traveled extensively to countries such as Bosnia, Kosovo, Serbia, Israel, and Guatemala working with people afflicted with poverty and victims of war and genocide. He established a leadership training program for youth throughout the Balkans and frequently travels to the region as a speaker and presenter.
His current board service includes the Board of Trustees of Philadelphia University, Mid Atlantic Employers Association, and Youth Work Foundation of the Union League of Philadelphia.
His past board service includes chairman and board member of Caring People Alliance of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Academies, Entrepreneur’s Forum of Philadelphia, and the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation.
Drew has received a number of awards in recognition of his business and civic leadership. Philadelphia University awarded him the Philip Elkin award for business leadership in 2007. In 2005, Drew received the distinction of “40 under 40” in Philadelphia. This group of 40 young professionals is recognized annually for their roles in the business and civic community. Drew was presented HOBY’s Alumni Achievement Award in 2006 in recognition of his work to serve youth throughout the world.
He received bachelors’ degrees in information systems and finance from Philadelphia University in 1996; and a master’s of business administration in international business from Philadelphia University in 1999. He serves as an adjunct professor of international business, entrepreneurship, and information technology at Philadelphia University and St. Joseph’s University.