Nov 9, 2018 9:56:00 AM

Aspirant President Mike McClaine Named as One of Top Executives in Pittsburgh by "Smart Business" Magazine

September 17, 2018 / Press Release

The 2018 Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards recognize executives at companies in the region for their ability to “effectively build and lead successful organizations”

Pittsburgh, PA, November 9 , 2018 – Mike McClaine, president of the Pittsburgh-based global management consulting and technology firm Aspirant, was announced as one of the Smart 50 by Smart Business magazine, which recognizes the top executives of the 50 smartest companies in the region for their ability to “effectively build and lead successful organizations.”

The winners will be honored at an event on November 29, 2018, and three organizations will also receive specialty awards for their achievements in three category areas – innovation, impact, and sustainability. These awards were determined via the Smart 50 Awards “Judging Day” on October 17, where the winners presented to a judging panel about their leadership as it relates to their organization in the three categories. Additionally, all guests will be treated to a keynote address on what it takes to lead a successful “smart” company.

The Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards are occurring at The Fairmont Pittsburgh from 5-8:30 p.m. The Smart 50 Awards currently take place in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Columbus.

Aspirant has recently also been honored by the Pittsburgh Business Times as a Corporate Citizenship Award Winner as well as the Pittsburgh Technology Council as one of its Tech 50 nominees.

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Aspirant is an innovative, client-focused, values-driven, global management consulting and technology firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and European headquarters in London, UK. We offer a broad range of services in Strategy, Transformation, and day-to-day Operational consulting including specific focus in Organizational Effectiveness, Marketing & Sales, Operations, Technology, and Digital. We also offer unique capabilities in Project and Program Leadership and Technology Solutions. Aspirant is also dedicated to raising awareness of and helping prevent domestic abuse through the Connection of Hope campaign.


For more than 25 years, Smart Business Magazines, events and books has produced the highest-quality content, events and marketing materials for our diverse audience of entrepreneurs and senior executives. At Smart Business, we talk to the country’s leading CEOs to discover how they made it to the top and offer their advice on how other leaders can do the same. By delivering this valuable insight, advice and strategy, we help business leaders take their organizations to the top and, just as important, stay there.

John Conroy
John Conroy

John Conroy is Aspirant's Marketing Communications Manager, where he is helping fundamentally change the way management consulting services are delivered, as well as leading internal and external marketing and communications for the company. During his 11-year career, he has developed the ability to bring together creative and communicative storytelling with strategic vision and project management for marketing and advertising within various industries.