Linda Maclachlan has long been a trusted information technology advisor to business leaders and CIOs. She currently serves as the CEO of YJT Solutions, a top-tier IT managed services provider located in Chicago.
Based on her 25+ years of experience and industry contacts, Linda helps craft winning IT management strategies in collaboration with her customers. She focuses on helping small and mid-sized businesses leverage their technology and IT investments to successfully drive value, operational excellence, and competitive edge in an increasingly tech-centric world.
Maclachlan began her career at Accenture, where she served as a manager within their Financial Services practice. Afterwards, she founded a technology consulting firm serving the demanding IT needs of Chicago businesses in the financial services industry. In 2001, she co-founded and now runs YJT Solutions, which functions as a full-service outsourced IT department for small and mid-sized organizations.
In 2012, Linda was selected a finalist for the James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award. The Tyree Award is a coveted honor in the Chicagoland region bestowed annually by its Chamber of Commerce to commemorate the best of innovative leadership, entrepreneurialism, and a spirit of philanthropy in the global city's business community. In 2015, Maclachlan was invited to serve on a four-judge panel to review the front-runner nominees for that year's title.
Linda received her Masters of Management from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and her B.S. in Computer Science from Iowa State University.