MJ Shoer

MJ Shoer

Founder & Principal Consultant,
MJ Shoer, LLC

MJ Shoer is the Founder & Principal Consultant of MJ Shoer, LLC a consulting firm working with MSP’s, Channel organizations and SMB’s. MJ has over 30 years’ experience in the IT industry, most of which owning and leading innovative MSP organizations servicing SMB clients. Through his consulting firm, MJ provides coaching & content development, partner & technology stack management, Office 365 optimization, realistic cybersecurity and vCTO services. MJ also partners with some of the leading organizations in the MSP space, bringing his expertise and strategic thinking to their offerings.

MJ previously served as Director, Client Engagement & vCIO at Onepath, a nationwide MSP with offices in Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio & Rhode Island. Prior to Onepath, MJ was the Chief Technology Officer at Internet & Telephone, LLC (I&T), New England’s premier MSP headquartered in North Andover, Massachusetts with an office and colocation facility in both Boston, Massachusetts and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Onepath acquired I&T in May of 2017. MJ began his MSP journey as the Founder and President of Jenaly Technology Group, Inc., which he started in February of 1997. In December of 2015 Jenaly was acquired by I&T. MJ has held several technical and management positions with a variety of technology companies, focusing on sales automation, executive information systems and electronics distribution and recycling. In the mid-90’s MJ was also a principal in the first dial-up Internet Service Provider in the Seacoast New Hampshire region.

MJ holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire, in Durham, New Hampshire, graduating in 1986. MJ concentrated in Soviet Studies and studied abroad in the former Soviet Union. MJ holds several technical certifications with companies such as Cisco and Microsoft and has completed several business and technical certificate programs.

MJ is very active in both the local community and the global IT community. Locally, MJ has served on the Board of Directors of the Seacoast Family YMCA, now part of the Granite YMCA. He also served as a Director and Board President for Seacoast Crime Stoppers. In the global IT community, MJ has served on several advisory boards and councils. MJ remains very active in the Computing Technology Industry Association, CompTIA. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of both the Audit and Investment Committee and the Certification Advisory Council. MJ currently serves on the Advisory Council on Policy, Policy Executive Board, Board sub-committee on cybersecurity and as the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors. MJ served as Board Chair from 2011 to 2015. Additionally, MJ participated in the formation and testing of the CompTIA Security Trustmark and CompTIA Managed Services Trustmark as well as serving as a CompTIA Ambassador. MJ has been named to the Locked in the NOC Hall of Fame for the MSPmentor 250 ranking of the 250 most influential executives in the IT industry. He has also been named to the ChannelPro 20/20 Visionaries list in 2015 and 2016.

MJ is an accomplished writer and speaker, having published his first book, Hassle-Free Computer Support, in August of 2006. His second book, The Tech Multiplier, reached Best Seller status in the technology category on Amazon.com in February of 2013. He also writes a technology column for Seacoast Media Group, publisher of Foster’s Daily Democrat and The Portsmouth Herald. MJ is often interviewed and asked to contribute to both local and national media outlets on the topic of information technology, cyberscecurity and related matters. MJ maintains a blog about IT for small and mid-size businesses at www.mjshoer.com/blog. MJ also maintains an active Twitter feed under the hash tag @mshoer. MJ is often invited to speak on industry panels about a variety of technology topics.

Additionally, you may connect with MJ via LinkedIn. MJ was featured on the covers of ChannelPro magazine in November 2009 and Business Solutions Magazine in June 2012 for feature stories on Cloud Computing. MJ and I&T co-founder Pete Peterson were also featured on the November 2016 cover of Business Solutions Magazine for a story about the successful merger of Jenaly and I&T. MJ was also featured in the Fall 2018 edition of CompTIA World magazine. MJ has testified before subcommittees of the United States House of Representatives, United States Senate and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation on the topic of information security.

A native of Swampscott, Massachusetts, MJ and his wife Jennifer have three adult children and reside in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.