New York, NY, August 5, 2022 – KJ Technology, a leading IT Managed Service Provider (MSP) to the financial services industry, welcomes Sam Shargo as Chief Operating Officer.
No stranger to the Managed Service Provider world, Sam launched his first MSP as a teenager. He then served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. In the Army, he further developed his skills in designing, implementing, and securing Cisco Networks infrastructures. There he also received formal and on-the-job training in leadership.
Following the Army, Sam joined a NY-Based MSP (Langate). Over the next three-plus years, he rose to the position of IS Manager, where he was responsible for service delivery in a 24/7 environment, managing a team of Network Operating Center (NOC) and Help Desk staff. Additionally, he designed a highly available cloud environment. After a brief stint as Director of Operations for a New Jersey-based MSP, Sam returned to Langate as Executive Director. During his two-and-a-half-year term as Executive Director, he implemented EOS® (Entrepreneurial Operating System®), brought a new approach to everything from recruiting to sales to project management and service delivery, and increased overall service profitability by 20% in just 24 months.
As CEO of Imagis, a local MSP for the past three years, Sam crafted the vision, created strategy, and integrated the service delivery team. Sam’s deep, hands-on understanding of technology and how to manage a technology services company is just one facet of what he brings to KJ.
A serial entrepreneur, business coach, and EOS® Implementer, Sam is passionate about solving business challenges and driving culture and positive change to transform organizations. For the past five years, Sam has provided coaching, mentorship, strategic planning, and fractional leadership to businesses through Scale Right Partners. It was in that capacity that Sam worked closely with the KJ leadership team beginning in the latter half of 2021. Having seen firsthand the excellent growth potential and the strength of KJ’s team, Sam decided to take a more active role within KJ as COO.
“Sam brings organizational skills and enhanced accountability to everyone around him. He has a unique ability to cut through the clutter, identify the root cause of problems, and develop well-defined solutions to overcome these.” Adam Cohen, CEO of KJ Technology, “A skill he’s already put to good use here at KJ.”
Sam resides in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters, and his beloved canine Simba. Sam is an avid reader and lifetime learner. He holds certifications in ITIL and PMP, is a Predictive Index Practitioner, and is a GiANT Certified Coach. He is intentional, passionate, and brings high energy and positivity to everything he does, whether practicing mindfulness, managing projects, facilitating a meeting, or fishing with his daughter.
About KJ Technology
KJ Technology (www.kjtechnology.com) is a leading provider of advanced network management, cloud, cybersecurity, and systems technology to Small and Medium-sized enterprises. We provide end-to-end solutions that ensure business integrity for small, medium, and enterprise-level clients. From design through deployment, KJ Technology advocates for clients to strategically align their business and IT objectives. KJ Technology architects, implements, and fully manages IT solutions spanning computing infrastructure, data centers, VoIP, security, and cloud solutions. KJ’s headquarters is in New York, NY.