Entrepreneurial Award

WeberMichael A. Weber, Eng ’85
Whitefish Bay, Wis.

Michael Weber’s degree in electrical engineering and his service-driven vision have led him to find the silver lining in clouds. Mike started his career in the aerospace industry, designing cockpit avionics for McDonnell Douglas on the C-17 military aircraft. Today, Integrated Systems Corporation, the company Mike founded in 1987 and continues to lead, is an industry leader in custom design, managed, secure financial and health care cloud services.

For more than 35 years Mike has been leading ISCorp, directing corporate strategy and product vision, with a focus on custom-built, highly available, and mission-critical technology solutions. ISCorp currently maintains active practices within the U.S. and Europe where clients include more than 50 of the top 100 global financial institutions and health care service organizations.

In the spirit of cura personalis, Mike has striven to create an organization and a culture built on serving others through advanced technologies and high-touch personalized support teams. The benefit of the “serving others” approach is evidenced in ISCorp's over-95-percent employee and customer retention rate across the company’s 35 years. It is something ISCorp’s employees and customers thoroughly enjoy.

In 2003, Mike and his wife, Katie, created Nova Cycling, a not-for-profit cycling club to help promote health, well-being and inclusivity through cycling. From 2003 – 2019, ISCorp Nova Cycling was a central figure in the junior (11-17) and women’s professional cycling scene, amassing more than 40 tour victories across North America, highlighted by back-to-back national championships in 2015 and 2016. Most notably, Nova Cycling created a path to collegiate scholarships for hundreds of junior cyclists passing on leadership skills and the ideals of service to others.

As an alumnus of both Marquette University High School and Marquette University, Mike prioritizes the Jesuit value of serving others. Early on as a recipient of the MUHS work grant program, Mike realized the life-changing opportunities that can be created for the marginalized. He gave back to his community through organizations close to him that helped form the man he is today, including leadership service as an Oneida tribal member on the board of directors for ONE (Oneida Nation Electronics) as well as with Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital System of Wisconsin, and Nova Cycle Sport Foundation.

Mike and Katie continue to enjoy serving current Marquette students through the Institute for Women’s Leadership advisory council. Mike also collaborates with the Office of Economic Engagement to provide support for faculty looking to commercialize research experience.

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