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Sirius Computer Solutions,
Sirius Computer Solutions, Managed Services
Robert supports the Managed Security Services product portfolio for Sirius Computer Solutions.
Founded in 1980, Sirius is a solution provider with a certified team of technical professionals who have the skills, product knowledge and commitment to help clients develop and implement the right solutions to solve their business needs. Sirius partners with a powerful alliance of market leading manufacturers to provide the best available IT solutions, and specialized skills to deliver greater business value.
Robert has 20+ years’ experience in Telecommunications and Network Security primarily focused on Business Development via the Channel. He has held leadership positions at XO Communications, EarthLink (New Edge Networks), Comcast (Contingent Network Services) & Mosaic451 supporting both large and small teams. Robert specializes in top line revenue growth by building route to market strategies for niche products that require “trusted advisor” or consultant driven engagements from the channel community.
Robert also serves in the United States Navy Reserves as a Chief Petty Officer assigned to Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR) and has been deployed twice. First in 2010 to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, second in 2014 to Kabul, Afghanistan in support of NATO troops during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
Founder & Principal Consultant,
MJ Shoer, LLC
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.
Senior Security Researcher,
ESET North America
Senior Security Researcher, ESET North America
Secure Designs, Inc
CTO/Executive Vice-President, Secure Designs, Inc
Ron Culler is co-founder of Secure Designs Inc., a premier Managed Internet Security Provider to small and mid-sized businesses. He currently serves as the CTO, technology architect, MSS visionary and security evangelist for the company. With more than 23 years of experience in the technology, channel and security fields, he is an out-of-the-box thinker actively engaged in expanding the understanding of security and technology for businesses of all sizes. Ron’s expertise as a security consultant, technology innovator and industry thought leader is in high demand with companies, business councils and technology associations. A regular speaker and writer on channel issues, technology legislation, cloud and internet security, he is particularly known for his thought leadership role in encouraging small and mid-sized businesses to protect their data and personal assets from the growing body of IT threats and breaches. He is an active member of multiple industry advisory councils and boards and provides mentorship to several entrepreneurial organizations. He also currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the CompTIA IT Security Community.
Clear Sight Consulting
, Clear Sight Consulting
President and CEO,
Team Logic IT
President and CEO, Team Logic IT
Chuck Lennon is the president of TeamLogic IT®, a national provider of comprehensive IT services for businesses. With locations across North America, the company provides managed services, computer consulting and support services for companies seeking to outsource their IT or that require supplemental IT support services.
Under Mr. Lennon’s leadership, TeamLogic IT has grown to nearly 100 franchise locations. The company is a Franchise Business Review Franchise 50 Award winner, a distinction given to franchisors that receive high owner satisfaction ratings, and has received their #1 technology franchise designation for four years in a row. MSPmentor has named TeamLogic IT to its list of top MSP companies, and Mr. Lennon has been named to the MSPmentor 250 list of top managed services executives.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Lennon served as vice president of marketing for Sir Speedy, Inc., and as vice president of marketing for New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.
Senior Vice President, Services,
Asi System Integration, INC.
Senior Vice President, Services, Asi System Integration, INC.
Angel is an IT Industry Executive with over 30 years experience, widely known as an industry expert with superior skills in solving complex service and business problems. He has worked predominantly in managed services and IT outsourcing within the technology reseller channel. He has served in several capacities throughout his career for regional and national corporations including Service Manager, Productivity Manager, Compliance Officer, Director of Technical Services and Vice President of Managed Services. Angel manages ASI's Services Organization, encompassing over five hundred technical professionals. His training and exhaustive list of certifications including ITIL v.3 combined with his 3 decades of real world experience in workflow, business processes and methodologies has earned him the respect from his peers. For Angel, Total Quality Management isn't a goal, it is a way of life.
A proven leader with a knack for service financials and cost control, Angel is frequently invited as a speaker and panelist for several IT Speaker Forums throughout North America. He serves on several councils including CompTIA’s Services Executive Council, Xerox Corporation Services Advisory Council, and is the Chairperson of Per Scholas’ Services Advisory Council. Angel has contributed to the enhancement of CompTIA's A+ Certification, both as a subject matter expert and member of the A+ Advisory Council. He also was Co-Chair for CompTIA's Career Path Initiative.
President, TeamLogic IT
SVP, Partner Growth & Management,
SVP, Partner Growth & Management, Techadox
WHO I AM: Global Customer Experience Executive and IT Industry Expert delivering consistent and measureable success designing and implementing innovative customer focused programs and strategies. The programs I've implemented have resulted in increased customer satisfaction and retention, improved the customer experience, while delivering organizational efficiencies and reduced operational costs.
WHAT I DO: Leverage nearly 20+ years of experience developing programs that deliver value while building strong partner alliances, creating innovative customer support, and implementing programs that deliver value while building strong alliances. International Impact: U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam
VALUE I BRING: I support the deployment of new products and delivery support to internal and external customers while maintaining excellent customer satisfaction with key partner groups.