Amjad Shamim is the CEO and Managing Partner of AAJ
Technologies. In this role, he sets the vision and strategy for the
organization, drives growth and expansion, and fosters its customer-focused
Amjad has over 28 years of leadership and management
experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining AAJ Technologies in 2000, he
managed multiple IT divisions for large healthcare technology organizations. He
has deep expertise in both technology and strategic planning, and enjoys
overseeing the development of innovative solutions that help clients to
increase efficiency and gain a competitive edge.
Amjad holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida
Atlantic University and completed the Kellogg School of Management’s executive
management program. He has been recognized with several awards, including being
named a Broward County Ultimate CEO by the South Florida Business Journal, CEO
of the Year by Tech America, and a Crystal Award winner for promoting diversity.
Under Amjad’s leadership, AAJ Technologies has enjoyed
double digit growth. It was named to the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest
growing private companies in America in 2012 and 2013, and was awarded Business
of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal.
Asad Shamim has over 25 years of experience in the field of Information Technology. Asad founded AAJ Technologies and leads the technology teams as the Chief Technology Officer. Asad is a visionary in the field of technology and is the backbone of the impeccable solutions created by AAJ Technologies for our clients. He is a leader at understanding business needs, new technology and legacy systems. He plays a pivotal role recommending and implementing solutions that provide for greater corporate efficiencies and greater ROI. Asad Shamim saw long ago the power of Microsoft technology solutions and positioned AAJ Technologies to primarily support those Microsoft tools along with other leading software and infrastructure leaders. It is Asad’s technology solution commitment and his passion for education that drives the entire AAJ Technologies team to continue to excel at achieving certifications, leading the state of Florida and beyond for MCAD, MCSD and .NET certified employees. He has extensive experience with systems development in leading technologies including wireless, web and e-commerce and project management. He also has wide-ranging experience in industries such as Banking, Cruise Lines, Transportation, Insurance and Healthcare.
Tommy Simon is Vice President of Sales at
AAJ Technologies. In this role, he is responsible for overall business
development, client acquisition, strategic partnerships and management of the
Tommy is an experienced sales, marketing,
and operations leader with 17 years of experience in the technology management
consulting industry. He successfully created, ran and sold a Microsoft
Solutions consulting firm, which achieved Microsoft Managed Status and was
nominated for Southeast partner of the year. Prior to that, Tommy worked as a
sales account manager at Cap Gemini, where he was recognized as an Elite Club
Tommy has created four companies with
ongoing operations. He has deep experience working with clients in the
government, healthcare, hospitality and financial services industries. He has a
passion for serving clients with integrity and helping to grow successful
Tommy holds a Bachelors of Science degree
from Texas A&M University.
Vicky Durkin is Vice President of Marketing at AAJ Technologies. In this role, she is responsible for the planning and implementation of all marketing strategies and initiatives for the company.
Vicky joined AAJ Technologies in 2009, and has over 20 years’ experience in marketing communications and market research. Prior to joining the company, Vicky spent 14 years working in strategic marketing positions at the country’s largest media companies. She oversaw market research activities at Knight-Ridder/McClatchy, the U.S.’s third largest newspaper and Internet publisher, and developed advertising campaigns for national and local clients at Tribune. While at Tribune, Vicky was awarded the company’s President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Marketing and the Advertising Division’s Excellence Award in Database Marketing.
Vicky holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Florida International University and is active in several local professional organizations.
Ed Kirchmier is Vice President of Professional Services and has been a member of the management team of AAJ Technologies since 2004. In this role, he is responsible for directing the delivery of AAJ’s consulting services and practice management function.
Prior to joining AAJ Technologies, Ed worked at Carnival Corporation, managing corporate IT initiatives across Carnival’s cruise line brands. He has over 25 years of experience in project management and systems implementation for Fortune 500 companies such as Ryder, Apple Computer, Burger King, Cendant Corporation, Allstate and Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting).
Ed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
Chris Jackson is Vice President of Cloud
and Mobile Integration at AAJ Technologies, responsible for setting the
strategic direction of the company’s cloud and mobility services. Chris also
sets the technology direction for the company’s custom-built enterprise
mobility applications, cloud middleware solutions, and enterprise mobile
applications for high-stakes collaboration scenarios.
Chris joined AAJ Technologies in 2010 to
lead the company’s Federal Practice team, overseeing business development
activities with all Federal government agencies. He subsequently served as the
company’s Vice President of Sales.
Chris has over twenty five years of
technology solution delivery experience, with an emphasis on business
intelligence and enterprise data warehouse design. Prior to joining AAJ
Technologies, he worked as a Strategic Data Architect in the Office of the CIO
at United Healthcare for Medicare and Retirement (formerly Ovations). He also
spent over seven years as a Technical Director at Oracle Corporation, and has
consulted for leading organizations including Teradata, Qantas Airlines,
General Electric, and IBM.
Colleen Taylor is Vice President of Operations at AAJ Technologies. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring efficient business operations, including financial, human resource and contracts administration.
Colleen joined AAJ Technologies in 2003. She brought to the company over 15 years’ experience in quality assurance, project management, systems implementation and training. Colleen led quality assurance and other management and operational initiatives at a wide range of companies, including Xcelerate, an e-business solution provider, CareCentric, a leading home healthcare software solution provider, and M&I Data Services, a mortgage banking software application developer. She also has management experience in hospital administration.
Colleen holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees from Florida State University.
Nadeem Akhter is the Chief Software Architect at AAJ Technologies. In this role, he is responsible for providing the technical guidelines for client engagements with the company, proposing the best solutions based on clients’ needs, budget and timeframes.
Nadeem has extensive experience working as a lead architect on large-scale application development projects encompassing e-commerce, content management systems, document management systems and systems integration. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and has achieved all key Microsoft certifications, including MCSD (.NET), MCAD (.NET), MCSD (traditional), MCDBA, and MCSE.
Nadeem was one of the first 50 Microsoft Certified Application Developers globally. As a result of his high score on Microsoft’s Web Services beta exam, he was one of only three individuals worldwide invited by Microsoft to their Redmond offices to share his feedback on the exam in order to improve development of the test.
A certified Java programmer (SCJ2P), Nadeem is also a regular contributor to several online publications. He has won several awards for solving complex problems and suggesting best solutions in software engineering.