Our Story

PS Solutions is a software development firm headquartered in Altoona, PA with offices in Pittsburgh and Wilmington, NC. We take a creative approach to solving companies’ technology problems, employing a diverse group of software and project management professionals to keep software development in the USA.

Our Mission

To creatively solve business technology problems through high quality, affordable software developed in the United States.

Our Vision

A stronger and more secure future through technology that is wholly -developed and supported in the USA.

Our Beliefs

We build our reputation when we build our relationships.

The technology talent vacuum can be solved by in-sourcing and on-shoring

We practice creating unique approaches to problem solving

Software development impacts America’s personal, financial, and national security. It shouldn’t leave our shores. The big don’t eat the small; the swift eat the slow


We define leadership not just by those who take responsibility for the company, but by the impact we have on our community.

To that end, we are dedicated to:

Committed Employees:

We provide a work environment that honors the work our team does. It’s casual but professional and offers salaries competitive with those throughout the region in which they work, and full benefits for all full time employees.

PS Solutions Foundation:

Our 501c3 Foundation was created in 2012 to encourage young girls to develop an interest in software engineering and consider careers in computer science and/or computer programming. We greatly support and encourage kids of all ages to learn how to code. Some incredible and fun learning resoures are Alice and Scratch .


Founded in: 2009

Corporate Headquarters: Altoona, PA

Offices in: Pittsburgh, PA & Wilmington, NC

Inc. 5000: Top 150, fastest growing IT Services (Private Companies) 2015

Employees: 32

Customers: 50+

Joe Merilli, Managing Partner

Joe is a founding principal of PS Solutions, where he leads a dedicated team of software developers and IT professionals. Joe applies his more than 35 years of experience in a variety of leadership roles to solving client companies’ technology and HR problems. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Penn State University and is head coach of the women’s softball team at Penn State Altoona.

Wayne Hippo, Managing Partner

After representing staffing companies for 15 years, Wayne co-founded PS Solutions. It became clear that there was an opportunity to solve the technology talent drain by bringing software jobs to non-traditional locations. Wayne is responsible for business development and strategic planning for PS Solutions, and managing the Carolinas office. He also served as Mayor of the City of Altoona, PA and served two terms as Altoona City Councilman. He earned his BS in Finance from Penn State University, and JD from George Washington Law School.

At PS Solutions, we believe that software and technology are important in our day-to-day lives. Our goal is to ensure that the computer code running everything from banking to healthcare to national security is written, protected and stored right here in the USA. We hire top-flight software developers who creatively solve problems and we put them to work here in the USA. Let’s tackle your software projects together, using American creativity and “know how”.


Altoona Development Center
1601 Eleventh Avenue
Ste. 201
Altoona, PA, 16601

Pittsburgh Development Center
1500 Ardmore Boulevard
Ste. 500
Pittsburgh, PA, 15221

Wilmington Development Center
2109 Capital Drive
Ste. 170
Wilmington, NC, 28405