About us.

GigaNetworks, Inc was formed as a technology product provider based in Miami, FL in 2008 in response to a significant lack of adequately experienced technology resellers in South Florida. Lead by a team of engineers and sales professionals, GigaNetworks quickly grew to cover the security needs of many of the largest organizations in Florida.

GigaNetworks® focuses on offering strategic planning, system evaluation, implementation, training, and technical support that is customized to the need of our clients.  We pride ourselves in developing and bringing the best solutions for our clients by combining a variety of vendor products and creating a solution that is comprehensive and meets the client’s unique security environments.

At GigaNetworks, we pledge to provide distinctive quality and unparalleled customer service as we strive to gain the respect and trust of our customers, suppliers and partner vendors. We operate from our philosophy of a client-centric model in which having a satisfied customer is our number one priority. In addition, when you chose GigaNetworks as your trusted advisor you avoid the fragmentation that usually results from having different companies involved in completing your project.

Our Founders.

David Mendenhall, CISSP

David Mendenhall, CISSP


David Mendenhall, CISSP, CTO, has over three decades of industry experience and holds both a BSEE (Electrical Engineering) and an MBA (Marketing). His current position as the leader of GigaNetworks allows him to leverage both the technical and business role. David holds both a CISSP and CEH industry certification and is recognized by many as a skilled, knowledgeable and resourceful engineer in the IT security industry. He held several key positions in the past including VP of Product Management, VP of System Engineering, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Director of Channel Operations and System Engineering. Along his ample career in the IT Industry, David has demonstrated his ability to drive success in planning, launching and execution of products as well as provide leadership in the highly dynamic start-up venture space.

Pilar Somoza, Ph.D.

Pilar Somoza, Ph.D.


Pilar Somoza, Ph.D., CEO, has over 25 years of experience as a clinical psychologist. Pilar’s interest in technology brought her to found GigaNetworks along with David Mendenhall. Pilar holds a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Florida State University.  Since founding GigaNetworks, Pilar has gained extensive knowledge regarding the most critical issues impacting the assessment and development of high-performance teams.  She is responsible for several key aspects of running the business including, HR processes, daily operations, team development and guidance of overall company strategy.

State of Florida and Miami-Dade County Certifications.

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State of Florida Minority-owned (MBE), Woman-owned (WBE)

Miami-Dade Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Logo

Miami-Dade County Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools Minority/Women Business Enterprise (MWBE)