Our Genesis

Category 5 Solutions is a Vertical Market Application Software Development firm that is uniquely positioned to provide high value technology based business solutions to its clients.

Our background allows us to not only understand the technical aspects of software solutions but also that technology through the eyes of a senior level manager focused on Return on Investment.

One of the primary reasons that over half of software technology projects fail is because the business client and the software developers don’t speak the same language and therefore often miscommunicate with each other.

Business managers focus on cost and efficiency while often the technology providers focus on state-of-the-art, cool, and fun.

If you will take a moment to read the bio of our founder you’ll quickly understand that his perspectives are somewhat unique and can contribute significantly to the successful implementation of technology solutions.

Over the many years that we have been involved with business and technology we have created things ranging from $6M enterprise wide business systems to $2K product designs focused on start-up businesses.

Our solutions have focused on:

The automobile industry
The marine industry
The healthcare industry
The human resources industry
The staffing industry

and many other segments that have contributed to a very broad view of business and technology.

About our Founder

Glenn EnriquezGlenn Enriquez has been the founding partner and CEO of several innovative IT Solutions Companies as well as a broad scale Operations Manager and Executive Manager in much larger publicly traded companies. This unique combination allows him to quickly, practically and flexibly implement effective operational improvements and software solutions in many industries.

As the Chief Operating Officer of a franchise organization with over 50 national locations Glenn was responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s Standard Operating Procedures and technology platform as well as daily operations and profitability.

Glenn also served as the Executive Vice President of Operations of a $500M public company based in South Florida. In addition, Glenn led the turnaround of an under-performing region of the company with P&L responsibility for 45 locations generating $125M dollars of annual revenue with a staff of three Regional Vice Presidents and 160 staff members.

He began his entrepreneurial career by forming COIN Financial Systems, the premier provider of software to automate the sales and back office functions of automotive dealer networks and grew the company to an installed base of over 800 systems during its first five years in business. The company entered into a strategic alliance with the Ford Motor Company to provide software to its dealer network.

Glenn then started Bluewater Technologies which quickly became the leading provider of accounting, operations, customer service, sales, record keeping, and insurance software and database solutions in the Marine Dealer market. Glenn successfully negotiated a strategic alliance with the Outboard Marine Corporation (Johnson and Evinrude outboard motors) to be a preferred supplier to their dealer community.

Glenn has also created many innovative database solutions that allowed Hospitals, Insurance Companies, and Third Party Administrators to affect tremendous operational cost savings. He has successfully deployed hundreds of his designs to the healthcare industry.

Glenn’s extensive, diverse industry experience helps him lead firms through performance improvement initiatives, turnarounds, restructurings, mergers, acquisitions, and high-speed growth experiences.