John Fakhoury is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Framework Communications, a single-source Managed IT and Telecommunications firm in Chicago, IL. Admittedly not a technology wiz, Mr. Fakhoury saw a need to make technology more user-friendly and approachable. With Framework Communications, he is driven to deliver small and mid-sized businesses the opportunity to expand their business via affordable, quality access to technology solutions previously available to large businesses. Using a client-first mentality, Framework Communications uses technology to drive solutions, not problems.
Professionally and personally, Mr. Fakhoury wants to level the playing field. A staunch supporter of local talent, he embraces any opportunity to use Framework Communications as a vehicle for good within the community. The company is a partner with Blue 1647, providing all the telecommunication services to the innovative think tank located on Chicago’s southwest side. He recently launched an internship initiative with his alma mater, Lane Tech, to provide all children with greater access to technology, which can help ensure their success.
As a Community Member on the Lane Tech Local School Council, Mr. Fakhoury uses his position to keep the best interest of students at the forefront of all discussions. In his free time, he supports all the Lane Tech sports teams, but yells the loudest at baseball games. Mr. Fakhoury is also an Auxiliary Board Member of Youth Outreach Services, a nonprofit dedicated to working with children in urban communities to ensure their potential is reached. Through them, he has become an avid speaker, touring high school classrooms to share his story with students to show them their success is entirely in their hands despite their background.
With Mr. Fakhoury at the helm, Framework Communications has instituted a veteran hiring initiative, working with the State of Illinois to develop on-the-job training programs. They recently joined the Illinois Hires Heroes Consortium, and this year, the company won the City of .Com Excellence in Managed Service Providers Award. They have also been recognized for excellent service via the Channel Partners 360 Award in both 2013 and 2014. The most recent accolade, being named one of the Top 101 Companies to Work For in Chicago by the Best & Brightest, emphasizes Mr. Fakhoury's commitment to employees.