Founder & Principal
I’ve always loved science and technology. One of my earliest memories is visiting a computer lab at a world-renowned science research facility, where I was mesmerized by the endless blinking of green- and amber-screened terminals.
As I grew older, I also became fascinated by business and entrepreneurship. At Yeshiva University, I studied economics, learned about forces of business, banking and finance, worked on a $250,000 10-day book sale and developed lasting relationships.
After graduation, I started a professional career on Wall Street. While working in the securities industry, I acquired the FINRA Series 7 and NY State Series 63 professional certifications. This securities industry knowledge still proves helpful, especially when working with regulatory compliance clients.
I left Wall Street, to join a startup specializing in game design. I was to develop a digital strategy for Windows just as it was emerging as the dominant computing platform. Sadly the business closed, though in the process I learned many valuable lessons.
My next opportunity was as an IT consultant at TELAS Computer Systems. Providing IT support to Sony Music, Universal Music & Pictures and Citibank provided excellent learning opportunities. While working with the NBA, my team worked closely with NBA management to redesign their IT customer support experience.
Around that time, I became General Manager at TELAS. In that position, I hired Jon, a fortuitous move in hindsight, since he would later become my business partner.
The entrepreneurship bug struck again in 1998, and so KJ became a reality. Over the last 19 years, we’ve grown personally and professionally.
We’ve developed a dynamic cybersecurity practice with an expertise in the relationship between technology and compliance. Most recently, we’ve designed and implemented infrastructure solutions for blockchain and digital currency companies.
It is our core belief that we are a customer service company first and that our equally relentless pursuit of adding value continues to distinguish our firm in the industry.
When I’m not at KJ, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, studying classic Japanese Karate and watching the NY Football Giants.