Faculty & Staff

Gilbert Gonzalez, DBA

Gilbert Gonzalez

Adjunct Professor

As founder and president of Mission Critical Solutions, Inc., a leading-edge technology solutions provider, Gilbert Gonzalez leads branch and project offices located throughout the United States. His vast experience in designing IP-Converged Technology and IT/telecommunications mission critical solutions for commercial, military, and other federal, state and local government clients helped the firm become the fastest-growing privately owned technology firm in Tampa Bay for four consecutive years. The company is a two-time finalist for the Greater Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year.

In 2005, Gonzalez was named the Small Business Person of the Year for Florida by the U.S. Small Business Administration. He is a frequent lecturer at business forums and, in addition to his service at MCS, Gonzalez has published software and case studies related to strategic management and business policy. He serves on the Executive Advisory Council for the USF Muma College of Business.

Gonzalez holds both Low-Voltage and Unlimited Electrical Contractor licenses and he is a Registered Communication Distribution Designer. He received an MBA from University of South Florida, doing so with honors and with concentrations in management of information systems and economics. He earned a Doctor of Business Administration degree in 2017 from the University of South Florida.