40 Under 40 Class of 2008

Marco Liquori

Age 36: Founder and Owner, NetLogix Inc.

Marco Liquori’s business venture, Westfield-based NetLogix, delivers a wide array of services to clients. Asked to describe them, he does so with a neat, two-word phrase: solutions provider.

And that’s what businesses are looking for today, he told BusinessWest, adding that information technology is changing and improving at light speed. Companies need a partner — that’s a term he would use often — to help them make sense of it and, more importantly, use it to help grow.

Founded in 2004, NetLogix was a simple progression for Liquori after he earned his bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Technology from UConn. “I just kind of fell into IT as a profession,” he said. “It always interested me in college and I got a lot of on-the-job training.”

Since starting in his basement providing basic IT support, Liquori has grown his company to employ five people and has quintupled revenues. Today, NetLogix has become an integral IT partner for more than 125 companies throughout New England, New Jersey, and New York. Liquori has recently expanded NetLogix’s offerings to include WLAN solutions, Voice-Over-IP phone systems, content filtering, and disaster-recovery preparation to its clients.

When he’s not helping other businesses find IT solutions, Liquori is usually out on the field cheering on his children at one of their many sports activities. “A lot of my time is devoted to my family,” he said, referring to his wife Bethany and four children, Nicholas, 13, Hannah, 11, TJ, 4, and Michael, 2. “They’re into soccer, lacrosse, baseball, basketball and gymnastics … my life revolves around my children.”

Watching all those games is a joy for Liquori, who was an avid athlete growing up and has coached youth sports in the past. “I played a lot of sports,” he said. “I love to watch them and I love to participate.”

Liquori has carried this fondness for sports over to his company, which sponsors a number of youth programs. NetLogix has donated considerable time and money to ensure that many of the Westfield sporting programs remain vibrant: “I think sports are important because they’re a good way to meet people and get involved in the community,” he noted.

For the future, Liquori hopes to continue to expand Netlogix’s slate of offerings, and remain at the forefront of the information age.

Laura DeMars

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