Neil grew up in a small town in south central PA and started working at a young age. Before starting college, Neil had already acquired management experience along with launching an educational software system. By 2012, Neil had already begun to establish a name for himself in computer technology. Neil won multiple awards for his research including: Grace Murray Hopper Prize (2006, 2007, 2008), Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award (2007, 2008), Scientific American Award (2008), Francis Bacon Prize (2008), Yale Science and Engineering Award (2007), and an Undergraduate Research Award at his alma mater, Shippensburg University. Neil holds a BSBA in Management of Information Systems from John L. Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University.
While finishing up his senior year at Shippensburg University, Neil started working for, technology consulting firm, Solinkit as Manager of Technology and Business Services. While working at Solinkit, Neil formed a strong consulting background in areas of networking, data security, project management, and technology under the leadership of his mentor, James Sulfare Jr.
Neil currently is a technology consultant and project manager at Solinkit, along with co-founding an innovative mobile content delivery company in 2013. In the last two years this startup has been awarded PA Governor’s Community ImPAct Finalist (2015) and BIG Idea Contest Finalist (2014).
Neil has a strong passion for leadership along with technology innovations and co-founded The Scotland Summit, which is an annual event held on the Scotland Campus in Scotland, PA to promote new ideas.